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  1. Covid-19 costing Local Councils €100m a month – more funding will be needed

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 04:57 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil on local government funding, Labour TD for Wexford Brendan Howlin raised his concerns with the Minister on the impact Covid-19 is having on local councils across the country, est...
  2. Over €2bn extra for Jobseekers but nothing more for €350 Covid-19 PUP beyond 9th June

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 02:15 pm - Ged Nash TD Dept of Business figures that say 38% earned less than €300 and so get more on €350 PUP are based on 2018 dataCertainty needed now on future of €350 payment after 9th June.Following an analysis ...
  3. Bacik calls for inclusion of Occupied Territories Bill in Programme for Govt

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 01:11 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on parties currently engaged in government formation talks to ensure that the passage of the Occupied Territories Bill (2018) is included...
  4. Question over Pension age after welfare estimates published

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 11:14 am - Ged Nash TD The revised estimate for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection was published today, and Labour’s Ged Nash said the budget figures raise questions over whether the pension age in...
  5. 'No Going Back' a Manifesto for Recovery

    Wed May 27, 2020 - 07:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party leader Alan Kelly has this morning endorsed the radical report 'No Going Back' from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, describing it as 'the recovery plan Ireland needs to support worker...
  6. Four new Cllrs selected for the Labour Party

    Tue May 26, 2020 - 03:06 pm - The Labour Party Following the elections to the Seanad, there were four vacant Labour Councillor seats. Nominations were opened recently to fill these positions, and where a contest was required due to more than one n...
  7. Nursing home Covid-19 inspection numbers concerning

    Tue May 26, 2020 - 02:05 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party member of the Covid-19 Response Committee, Duncan Smith TD, has said the fact that HIQA have not yet visited any nursing homes affected by Covid-19 outbreaks is concerning.Deputy Smith sa...
  8. Guarantee on childcare for essential workers at end of June needed

    Tue May 26, 2020 - 08:14 am - Sean Sherlock TD With more people slowly returning to work, Labour's Seán Sherlock said that a cast iron guarantee was needed that childcare for essential workers would return on 29th June as the Government has promi...
  9. Huge drop in Covid-19 Payment shows people are going back to work

    Tue May 26, 2020 - 08:06 am - Ged Nash TD The drop of over 35,000 in claimants for the €350 Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment shows people are going back to work, said Labour's Ged Nash, and reiterated that plans by FG and FF to cut it...
  10. PDFORRA must be given access to ICTU

    Mon May 25, 2020 - 04:05 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Senator Mark Wall has called once again for the representative bodies of our Defence Forces such as PDFORRA to be allowed affiliate to ICTU and access the industrial relations machinery of the ...
  11. Clarity needed on possible early reopening of some schools

    Mon May 25, 2020 - 01:52 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Government to provide clarity on the possible reopening of some schools before September.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“Minister M...
  12. Answer needed on Covid €350 payment level ahead of crunch Dáil vote

    Mon May 25, 2020 - 11:39 am - Ged Nash TD - Will Fine Gael caretaker government cut the €350 payment later this week?Labour Social Protection spokesperson Ged Nash has called for answers from the caretaker government on their plans for the ...
  13. Covid Income of Lowest Paid should not be cut

    Sun May 24, 2020 - 11:57 am - Ged Nash TD Language used is divisive and straight from the Varadkar ‘welfare cheats’ playbook With large parts of the economy still closed, Labour’s Social Protection spokesperson Ged Nash TD said it ...
  14. Minister must audit impact of 1m rule on health service

    Sun May 24, 2020 - 09:15 am - Alan Kelly TD With continued speculation that social distancing may be reduced from two metres to one, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said the Minister for Health should immediately carry out an audit of the impact...
  15. Path to Marriage Equality had many champions

    Sat May 23, 2020 - 11:05 am - Labour Lgbt Five years after Ireland voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality Labour LGBT said there was still more to be achieved, but remembered the historic role of Eamon Gilmore and the Labour Party in brin...