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  1. Labour’s Alternative Budget - a new Social Contract would protect workers, families and communities

    Wed Oct 7, 2020 - 01:30 pm - Ged Nash TD ObairGhearr, a short term working scheme would save jobs, provide training and restore the link to incomes.Tax increases targeted at wealth and assets, and the ending of wasteful tax breaks would rais...
  2. Paltry increase to the minimum wage is an affront to low paid workers

    Tue Oct 6, 2020 - 05:11 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock The 10c increase in the minimum wage agreed by Government today is an affront to low paid workers, according to Labour Employment Affairs Spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock.  Senator Sherlo...
  3. PUP needs to be restored for all workers now

    Tue Oct 6, 2020 - 12:42 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Government need to support all workers through crisis Restrictions will disproportionately affect those working in hospitality Following yesterday’s announcement that the entire country is...
  4. Time to reinstate the eviction ban for the entire country

    Tue Oct 6, 2020 - 07:40 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Housing Minister to immediately reinstate the eviction ban for the entire country after the announcement by An Taoiseach Michéal...
  5. 6,100 Grade changes show need for Inquiry

    Sat Oct 3, 2020 - 05:34 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The decision to change the Leaving Cert grades for 6,100 students illustrates the need for an independent non-statutory inquiry into Leaving Cert 2020 according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhá...
  6. Independent Inquiry into Leaving Cert debacle needed

    Fri Oct 2, 2020 - 09:06 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Non-statutory inquiry needed that would report by end of 2020.Should report on processes, decision making and handling of replacement to written exam.Recommendations needed for 2021, and report should...
  7. We are ready to have this conversation as a country

    Thu Oct 1, 2020 - 06:31 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Dying with Dignity Bill at Second Stage , 1st October 2020As Leader of the Labour Party and our spokesperson on Health, I want to add mine and my Party...
  8. Taoiseach and Transport Minister must intervene to save Ryanair slots at Cork Airport

    Thu Oct 1, 2020 - 05:13 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Transport and Taoiseach to intervene to save Ryanair slots in Cork airport and safeguard the immediate future of the airport with a stimulus ...
  9. Senator Bacik raises concerns about St Mary’s Nursing Home

    Thu Oct 1, 2020 - 12:44 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Group Leader and spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has today welcomed comments by the Minister of State at the Department of Health with...
  10. First deadline on Affordable Purchase Scheme missed – Minister promised scheme would be published by the end of September

    Thu Oct 1, 2020 - 10:45 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Minister for Housing has missed the first deadline on the introduction of an Affordable Purchase Scheme that he promised would be published by the end of September according to Labour Housing Spok...
  11. Confirmation that people restricting movements have same access to Covid illness benefit as those self isolating

    Thu Oct 1, 2020 - 09:20 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Sherlock gets clarity on Covid support for those restricting movementsIn the Seanad, Labour Spokesperson for Employment Affairs Senator Marie Sherlock was able to get clarity from the Government that ...
  12. Harris needs to attend Dáil and Seanad urgently after Leaving Cert debacle

    Wed Sep 30, 2020 - 05:40 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The Higher Education Minister Simon Harris needs to attend the Dáil and Seanad urgently to answer questions in relation to the Leaving Cert calculated grading errors according to Labour Higher Educat...
  13. Comprehensive Roadmap for Post Office Network needed

    Wed Sep 30, 2020 - 02:46 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Grant Thornton Report deserves serious consideration.Sustainable Post Office Network an essential community support.PSO proposal should be assessed by government.Responding to the Grant Thornton repor...
  14. Full Explanation needed on Leaving Cert errors

    Wed Sep 30, 2020 - 12:30 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Minister for Education must take questions in the Dáil today.Clarity needed on impact of upgrading on college places.No briefing provided to Opposition spokespeople.After the Taoiseach revealed to th...
  15. Media Commission must include trade union and regional media representation

    Tue Sep 29, 2020 - 06:47 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Responding to the Government’s announcement of the membership of the Future of Media Commission, Labour Party Media Spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock said: “I am disappointed that the Gover...