News & Media

  1. Labour To Introduce New Legislation To Make Pension Fees More Transparent

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 06:00 am - Ged Nash TD Independent analysis conducted on scale of pension fees in Ireland, and lack of transparency.Report shows losses of hundreds of thousands of euro per person due to pension fees.Labour to introduce leg...
  2. Agency needed to tackle youth unemployment

    Sun Apr 18, 2021 - 10:07 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education and enterprise spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has called on the Government to implement a national pathway to providing training and education for young people to tackle skyroc...
  3. The Labour Party wishes President Higgins a very happy birthday

    Sun Apr 18, 2021 - 08:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Marking President Higgins’ 80th birthday, Labour Leader Alan Kelly has paid tribute to President Higgins, noting the role he has played in making Ireland a better place.Deputy Kelly said:“I want t...
  4. Donnelly needs to stick to the plan on vaccines rollout - Labour Leader

    Sat Apr 17, 2021 - 12:05 pm - Alan Kelly TD Deputy Alan Kelly said:"Minister Donnelly has once again caused utter confusion overnight. His Government colleagues and the HSE must be very concerned about his comments and continued management of t...
  5. Minister must convene Forum on Banking in wake of KBC announcement

    Fri Apr 16, 2021 - 08:12 am - Ged Nash TD Planned exit another major blow for consumers and competition.Central Bank must stop being commentators and set out strategic vision for Irish banking sector.Bank staff must keep jobs and terms in any...
  6. Process needs quick resolution to achieve Living Wage for workers

    Thu Apr 15, 2021 - 01:36 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock has urged the Tánaiste to set actionable timelines on his process examining the Living Wage in Ireland.Senator Sherlock said:“Work should alway...
  7. Schools’ Return an Opportunity to Assess Impact of Pandemic - Catch-Up for Children Scheme Needed

    Thu Apr 15, 2021 - 09:10 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Now that all age cohorts have returned to school, analysis is needed to assess the impact of prolonged school closures.The Labour Party’s ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme would provide €100m in ...
  8. Major breakthrough for the School for the Deaf, Cabra

    Wed Apr 14, 2021 - 06:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock HSE commits to retaining and protecting the existing speech and language therapy service.Following a meeting today between Minister Rabbitte, HSE Dublin North City and County, the principal and parent...
  9. Sustained focus needed on Jobs and Domestic Economy

    Wed Apr 14, 2021 - 02:14 pm - Ged Nash TD Supports must be maintained to help indigenous jobs and businesses.Vaccine programme crucial for jobs and business recovery.Plan needed to tackle youth unemployment levels .Responding to today’...
  10. Rental market continues to suck the soul out of Dublin

    Wed Apr 14, 2021 - 12:16 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Responding to the news that Dublin has retained its position as the fifth most expensive city in Europe for expats to rent in, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called for a rad...
  11. No student should be forced to pay for mandatory hotel quarantine

    Wed Apr 14, 2021 - 11:38 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour spokesperson on Further and Higher Education Annie Hoey has urged the Minister for Further and Higher Education to urgently assuage the concerns of young people studying abroad and ensure that ...
  12. NIAC clarification needed on use of AstraZeneca in under 60s

    Tue Apr 13, 2021 - 03:47 pm - Alan Kelly TD In what scenarios might the benefit outweigh the risks?Following the publication of NIAC advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday, Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has call...
  13. Exploitation in the Red Meat Sector must end before expansion of employment permit system in Ireland

    Tue Apr 13, 2021 - 11:26 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Responding to the Meat Industry Ireland’s (MII) presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment, committee member and Labour employment spokesperson Senator Marie ...
  14. NIAC decision on AstraZeneca vaccine raises questions for rollout

    Mon Apr 12, 2021 - 04:37 pm - Alan Kelly TD Concrete plan needed to ensure 80% target of first dose by end of June is met.Is Ireland following NIAC or EMA advice on vaccines?Responding to the news that the AstraZeneca vaccine would be restricte...
  15. Insurance industry must be pressed to lower costs for loyal customers immediately

    Mon Apr 12, 2021 - 11:48 am - Ged Nash TD Labour spokesperson on Finance Ged Nash has welcomed news that motor insurance costs are likely to come down after a landmark move to approve guidelines that will lead to a cut in personal injury awar...