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  1. Gun crime out of control on northside - Taskforce needed

    Wed May 20, 2020 - 02:48 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Where is the Taskforce FG promised over 100 days ago?Following another shooting today, this time in Coolock, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said that gun crime was out of control and that additional ...
  2. Howlin questions Finance Minister on EU Covid-19 funds

    Wed May 20, 2020 - 02:34 pm - Brendan Howlin TD In the Dáil today, Labour’s Brendan Howlin TD questioned the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure in relation to EU COVID-19 funds.Deputy Howlin said:“We must learn from the experience of ...
  3. Women returning to work from maternity leave left high and dry

    Wed May 20, 2020 - 02:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has again called on Government to take seriously the issue of women returning to work from maternity leave.Senator Sherlock said:“It is nearly a month now since an anom...
  4. Four years on FG continues to abandon workers caught up in liquidations

    Wed May 20, 2020 - 11:45 am - Ged Nash TD Ged Nash TD has slammed Fine Gael for failing to legislate to protect and improve the rights of workers in liquidations, four years on from the publication of the Duffy-Cahill review which was prompte...
  5. Flanagan should apologise to Dáil

    Wed May 20, 2020 - 07:58 am - Sean Sherlock TD Minister failed to adequately answer questions in Dáil on Cahersiveen last Wednesday Labour Justice spokesperson Seán Sherlock said it is not good enough for the Minister for Justice to publish...
  6. Govt should consider moratorium for primary schools set to lose teachers this year

    Tue May 19, 2020 - 05:21 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD In light of the Covid emergency, Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called for a moratorium on primary schools losing teachers in September.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“I kno...
  7. Updated cost projections for National Children’s Hospital needed

    Tue May 19, 2020 - 04:37 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party member of the Special Committee on Covid Response, Duncan Smith TD, has called for updated cost projections for the National Children’s Hospital to be published.Deputy Smith said:“Fol...
  8. ASD places are still a problem for parents in South Kildare

    Tue May 19, 2020 - 01:59 pm - Senator Mark Wall Senator Mark Wall has urged the Minister for Education to engage further with all schools in South Kildare  and to provide additional ASD units and places. Senator Wall was commenting after the M...
  9. Plan needed to restart cancer screening

    Tue May 19, 2020 - 01:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has raised concerns about the future status of cancer screening.This comes as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said that he...
  10. Momentous EU decision to mutualise the debt means we must not go back to business as usual

    Tue May 19, 2020 - 10:44 am - Ged Nash TD Nash Welcomes Macron and Merkel’s joint proposal for the creation of an EU bond to raise €500 billion to boost the European economyLabour Party TD for Louth,Ged Nash,  has said last nigh...
  11. Co-living regulations should be rescinded during Covid-19

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 12:35 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party Senator, Rebecca Moynihan, has called on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to suspend regulations for co-living spaces.This comes as a planning application has been ...
  12. Ó Ríordáin writes to Human Rights Commission over school profiling concerns

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 11:59 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has written to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on behalf of the Labour Party, calling for it to examine whether disadvantaged schools...
  13. 67 active HSA inspectors not enough - 'Cop On' is not a policy

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 10:33 am - Ged Nash TD Proactive inspection regime with more staffing neededResponding to the revelation on Today with Sarah McInerney this morning that there were only 67 active HSA inspectors in the country, and the call ...
  14. Decision not to extend free flu jab to all citizens disappointing

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 09:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said the decision by the Government to not to extend the flu vaccine to all citizens for free is disappointing.This comes as the Ministe...
  15. Speech by Labour Party leader, Alan Kelly TD, at the James Connolly Commemoration

    Sun May 17, 2020 - 11:00 am - Alan Kelly TD ‘Labour, the Party of Work’Commemoration of James ConnollyArbour Hill, Sunday 17th May 2020Check against delivery As we gather today to remember James Connolly, my thoughts are also with ever...