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  1. Government adopts Labour proposal of a traffic light system for Covid-19

    Wed Aug 12, 2020 - 12:15 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Labour Party Representative on the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee Duncan Smith T.D has welcomed the Government’s decision to take on board the Labour proposal of a traffic light system for Covid-...
  2. Model for funding care of the elderly needs urgent reform

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 - 08:18 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The model for funding the care of the elderly needs urgent according to Labour Senator Annie Hoey who was speaking after the publication of a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General detailing th...
  3. Businesses need clear guidance on enforcement procedures for face coverings

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 - 05:33 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Businesses need clear guidance on enforcing rules mandating customers to wear face coverings according to Labour Enterprise Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “While the n...
  4. Students should have the option of accommodation refunds given they will not be on campus fulltime next year

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 - 12:09 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Students should have the option of refunds from Higher Education Institutes and student accommodation providers given they will not be on campus fulltime when third-level institutes resume due to Covi...
  5. Launch of Decision Support Service website one of many steps toward fulfilling UNCRPD obligations

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 - 11:26 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and spokesperson on Children, Disability Equality & Integration, Ivana Bacik has welcomed the launch of the new Decision Support Service website and has called on the Government to ...
  6. Scottish experience shows Government must ditch school profiling

    Mon Aug 10, 2020 - 04:46 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has again called on the Government to ditch the system of school profiling as part of this year’s revised Leaving Cert.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said t...
  7. Minister for Health should close affected meat plants

    Mon Aug 10, 2020 - 02:16 pm - Senator Mark Wall The Minister for Health should order all the affected meat plants in Laois, Offaly and Kildare closed until it is safe for them to reopen according to Kildare South based Labour Senator, Mark Wall. Se...
  8. Decision by Bank of Ireland to refund customers affected by ‘smishing’ scam welcome

    Mon Aug 10, 2020 - 01:52 pm - Ged Nash TD - Awareness campaign needed on text message fraudThe decision by Bank of Ireland to refund customers affected by the ‘smishing’ scam is welcome but the Government needs to launch a comprehensive p...
  9. Statement by Alan Kelly T.D following the death of Brendan Halligan

    Sun Aug 9, 2020 - 02:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speaking after the announcement of the death of Brendan Halligan, former T.D, M.E.P, Senator and General Secretary of the Labour Party, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said:Brendan Halligan was a committed S...
  10. Questions remain around Government decision to recommend teachers and students wear facemasks

    Sat Aug 8, 2020 - 11:33 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Questions remain around the Government decision to recommend teachers and students wear facemasks according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.The updated recommendations were publ...
  11. Lockdown fund needed to support businesses in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

    Sat Aug 8, 2020 - 08:32 am - Senator Mark Wall Kildare South based Labour Senator Mark Wall has called for the creation of a lockdown fund to support businesses and those who had booked staycations as the counties of Kildare, Laois and Offaly are ...
  12. Increased Covid cases highlight the need for social distancing wardens

    Fri Aug 7, 2020 - 06:41 pm - Cllr Joanna Tuffy Cllr. Joanna Tuffy, Labour Councillor on South Dublin County Council has repeated her call for social distancing wardens to be employed by City and County Councils. Cllr. Tuffy sai...
  13. Statement by Senator Mark Wall on special measures for Laois, Offaly and Kildare

    Fri Aug 7, 2020 - 03:15 pm - Senator Mark Wall Kildare South, Labour Senator Mark Wall has urged the public in Laois, Offaly and Kildare to heed the measures regarding the localised restrictions announced by Government today following a spike in t...
  14. Winter of hell awaits unless action taken on ED wait times

    Fri Aug 7, 2020 - 03:12 pm - Alan Kelly TD  A winter of hell awaits unless action is taken on wait times at Emergency Departments according to Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly who was speaking after receiving a reply to a ...
  15. Urgent action needed to protect workers at meat factories

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 - 08:36 pm - Duncan Smith TD -Minister must establish a working groupUrgent action including the established of a working group to investigate the industry needs to be taken to protect workers at meat factories according to Dunca...