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  1. 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 ...
  2. Deliveroo must stop hiding behind legislation in failing to have sick pay

    Thu Mar 18, 2021 - 05:10 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Spokesperson on Employment Affairs Senator Marie Sherlock met with representatives from Deliveroo this afternoon, where she urged the company to engage with their workers and with the tra...
  3. Government must not allow any further delays to vaccine rollout

    Thu Mar 18, 2021 - 05:04 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following the EMA’s decision to give the green light to the AstraZeneca vaccine, Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly has asked the Minister for Health to confirm that the 30,000 people ...
  4. Government’s haphazard approach to rental sector must end now

    Tue Mar 16, 2021 - 05:11 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Government to end the stop start approach to managing the eviction ban put in place in recognition of the impact of the pandemic ...
  5. Post office network central to protecting towns and communities all over Ireland

    Tue Mar 16, 2021 - 01:39 pm - Duncan Smith TD Speaking during a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks, Labour communications spokesperson Deputy Duncan Smith urged the Government to take a long term, s...
  6. Fast-track citizenship for frontline workers this St. Patrick’s Day

    Tue Mar 16, 2021 - 11:37 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Marking St Patrick’s Day, Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has urged Government to extend a ‘céad míle fáilte’ and fast-track Irish c...
  7. Take an Irish Stand on St Patrick’s Day

    Mon Mar 15, 2021 - 02:07 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for Ireland to take an ‘Irish Stand’ against racism this St. Patrick’s Day. As virtual events are held across the world to celebrate the Irish diaspora...
  8. Labour calls on Government to publish details of abortion legislation review

    Mon Mar 15, 2021 - 12:34 pm - Senator Annie Hoey As reports continue that women and pregnant people are still travelling abroad for abortion and healthcare services, Senator Annie Hoey has called on Government to publish the terms of reference of it...
  9. Almost half of women have problems accessing or affording period products

    Sun Mar 14, 2021 - 11:51 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan 73% use period products for longer than advised41% have missed work or school due to period60% reported increased difficulty in accessing period products due to pandemicResearch carried out by Labour ...
  10. We need to build a society that is reflective of the lived experience of all people

    Sat Mar 13, 2021 - 10:03 am - Alan Kelly TD In light of the overwhelming response of women to the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, the Labour Party has reiterated it’s call for the extension of the purple flags initiative throughout all local ...
  11. Labour welcomes Joint Labour Committee for the Early Years Sector

    Fri Mar 12, 2021 - 02:45 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Party Deputy Seán Sherlock welcomed the news from Minister O’Gorman’s a Joint Labour Committee for the Early Years Sector should be formed to set pay and conditions for the sector. However...
  12. Renewed calls for Catch Up Scheme for Children

    Fri Mar 12, 2021 - 12:29 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Marking the one year anniversary of Ireland’s first lockdown, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has reiterated...
  13. Urgent EU Summit on vaccines needed

    Fri Mar 12, 2021 - 11:36 am - Alan Kelly TD Need to guarantee current supply is protectedMust ensure contracts are honouredPlan to increase manufacturing in Europe requiredLabour leader Alan Kelly has called on the Government to demand an EU Su...
  14. Qualified Labour support for LDA Bill

    Thu Mar 11, 2021 - 04:20 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has confirmed that Labour will support the Government’s Land Development Agency Bill at second stage, however significant red flags remain that G...
  15. Urgent need to end the inequality of working from home

    Thu Mar 11, 2021 - 04:02 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Workers must be protected with a right to switch offEmployers should be compelled to ensure home working is carried out in a safe environmentMarking one year since many workers were asked to work from...