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  1. Clear plan needed on reopening of childcare sector

    Sun May 17, 2020 - 10:42 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Party spokesperson on Children, Seán Sherlock TD, has called for a clear and coherent plan for the reopening of the childcare sector.It comes as the first phase of the easing of restrictions b...
  2. Re-think needed on the return of cars to Phoenix Park

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 08:09 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock With the partial re-opening of the Phoenix Park to cars on Monday 18th,  Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has said now is the time to re-think the planned full re-opening of the Park to vehicular ac...
  3. Failure to meet Rebuilding Ireland targets mean further delays to public housing & cost rental

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 01:42 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party Senator, Rebecca Moynihan, has called for progress to be made on the delivery of public homes and cost-rental accommodation.Senator Moynihan said:“The targets set out by Rebuilding Irel...
  4. Audit needed into Covid-19 data reporting

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 12:45 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for an audit how Covid-19 cases are reported and collated.Deputy Kelly said:“There has been much confusion today over the late ...
  5. Senator Bacik underlines Labour commitment to the Palestinian cause

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 12:42 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Senator Ivana Bacik has marked 15th May (Nakba Day) 2020 by underlining the Labour Party’s ongoing commitment to supporting the cause of the Palestinian people, saying:Senator Bacik said:“The...
  6. Ó Ríordáin condemns Darndale shooting

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 08:47 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Reacting to news of last night’s shooting in Darndale, Labour TD for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said:“I strongly condemn last night’s shooting in Darndale.“While thankfully there ...
  7. Bacik calls for release of women’s rights activists detained for opposition to Saudi male guardianship system

    Fri May 15, 2020 - 07:23 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has joined others in restating her concern for women’s rights campaigners in Saudi Arabia who have been targeted and imprisoned for their activism.Senator Bacik said: ...
  8. Govt shouldn’t undervalue and under appreciate the contribution of the arts sector

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 06:05 pm - Duncan Smith TD The COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges for the arts and cultural sector. Following a survey by the Arts Council of almost 300 arts organisations across the country, it is estimated tha...
  9. Urgent action needed at UHL

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 06:00 pm - Cllr Conor Sheehan Limerick Labour Councillor Conor Sheehan has called on the Government to provide funding to address the funding shortfall at University Hospital Limerick. Cllr Sheehan said:“There were 42 patie...
  10. Robust inspection regime of workplaces needed

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 05:06 pm - Ged Nash TD Speaking in the Dáil on Business statements, and the roadmap to reopen the economy, Labour employment spokesperson Ged Nash TD called for more Health and Safety Agency inspectors.Deputy Nash said:“...
  11. Publication of HSE letters on testing target show serious failings - Kelly

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 02:10 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following the publication of a series of letters between senior officials in the Department of Health and the HSE regarding governance issues, Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said the contents sho...
  12. Govt needs to show urgency on childcare issues

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 10:12 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children, Seán Sherlock TD, has said a plan for the safe reopening of the childcare sector needs to be prioritised following the collapse of the scheme for healthcare work...
  13. Solutions on childcare needed now following scheme collapse

    Wed May 13, 2020 - 08:16 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Responding to the collapse of the childcare scheme for frontline healthcare workers, Labours Seán Sherlock said:“The collapse of the childcare scheme for healthcare workers shows the shambolic appr...
  14. Govt should regularise legal status of undocumented frontline care workers

    Wed May 13, 2020 - 07:59 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Justice, Seán Sherlock TD, has called on the Government to commit to regularising the legal status of undocumented migrant workers who are carrying out essential fron...
  15. Guarantee needed on school profiling

    Wed May 13, 2020 - 01:49 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has again called on the Government to take steps to guarantee there will be no school profiling when it comes to grading this year’s revis...