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  1. Drogheda review a step in right direction for town

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 09:37 am - Ged Nash TD Department of Justice-led scoping review a wake-up call for national and local government.Government must immediately fund urgent drug service and education measures.Implementation of the 73 recommend...
  2. Minister must confirm that school meals will continue during Easter break

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 01:56 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Senator highlights need for €100m 'Catch-Up for Children' scheme focused on vulnerable childrenWith the Easter break approaching, Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Minister for Socia...
  3. Labour launch Bill to introduce carbon labelling

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 01:16 pm - Duncan Smith TD Bill would introduce carbon footprint information on all productsLabour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith has today introduced a Bill into Dáil Éireann which would introduce carbon labelling on all ...
  4. Hammer must fall on culture of impunity in banking

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 12:04 pm - Ged Nash TD 12 years on and not a single individual have been made accountable their role in the Tracker Mortgage Scandal Unacceptable three year delay by Minister for Finance in introducing Senior Executive Acco...
  5. Oireachtas must follow New Zealand’s example and pass Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 11:39 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Senator Ivana Bacik has extended warm congratulations to New Zealand Labour MP, Ginny Andersen, on ...
  6. Ahern launches campaign for Seanad Industrial and Commercial panel by-election

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 11:07 am - Ciarán Ahern Ciarán Ahern of the Labour Party has launched his campaign for the upcoming Seanad Industrial and Commercial panel by-electionMr Ahern, a director of the charity Calcutta Connect and an employment so...
  7. Urgent action needed to end housing crisis

    Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 10:30 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Following the ESRI’s report this morning that Ireland’s housing crisis is set to come under further pressure from the pandemic, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan called on the M...
  8. EU must be accountable on vaccine failures

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 07:09 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Contribution by Brendan Howlin TD during Dáil statements on the European Council meeting summit and vaccine supply."I have noticed the European Commission has, most unusually for that institution, be...
  9. U-turn on face masks welcome but unnecessary stress caused

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 05:38 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the Minister for Education’s u-turn on the wearing of masks for oral examinations. However Deputy Ó Ríordáin criticised the Depart...
  10. Revised Climate Action Plan must be aligned with new Climate Bill

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 03:59 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Climate Action, Duncan Smith, has cautiously welcomed the publication of a revised Climate Action Bill but said lots of work is still needed to strengthen the bill. W...
  11. Labour to amend LDA Bill to include provisions for the Travelling community

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 10:30 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan In light of the Government’s disregard of the Travelling Community in the Land Development Agency (LDA) Bill, the Labour Party has put forward an amendment to compel Government to use public lands f...
  12. Need to keep the domestic tourism discovery going

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 - 09:31 am - Senator Mark Wall One-stop shop for tourism training must be introducedLocal authorities need road map to make the most of outdoor diningGovernment cobbled together Stay and Spend scheme needs rethinkSpeaking in the Se...
  13. Review of LGBTQ parental rights should be published

    Mon Mar 22, 2021 - 05:32 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Speaking in the Seanad today, Labour Senator Annie Hoey called on the Government to commit to publishing the report by Dr Conor O'Mahony on the review of LGBTQ parental rights, commissioned by the las...
  14. Ball in HSE’s court to provide specialist therapist for School for the Deaf

    Sun Mar 21, 2021 - 12:55 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has welcomed the commitment from Minister Rabbitte to permanently retain a specialist speech and language therapist for Cabra School for the Deaf, however has reiterated ...
  15. Three in every four Irish people know at least one person with a gambling addiction

    Fri Mar 19, 2021 - 11:33 am - Senator Mark Wall 80% in favour of a ban on gambling advertising80% have noticed a recent increase in gambling ads63% agree that ads make them more likely to gamble25% gambling once a month or moreResearch carried out ...