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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Nash publishes draft legislation to tackle lobbying loophole

    Tue Sep 29, 2020 - 05:12 pm - Ged Nash TD Proposed change to law empowers SIPO to carry out an investigation if there is a breach of Section 22 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act.Provides for penalties including a Class C fine of up to ...
  7. Huge public support for sick pay shows need for government action now

    Tue Sep 29, 2020 - 02:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Ireland Thinks Poll shows 87% support for legal right to sick pay.Dáil to vote on Labour Bill on Wednesday.Government wrong to delay action for at least six months.With the Dáil due to vote on Labou...
  8. Intercity Bus routes are essential services and closure decision must be reviewed

    Mon Sep 28, 2020 - 03:42 pm - Duncan Smith TD Sectoral Employment Order for private bus industry still needed. Shutting down Bus Éireann routes between major cities must be reviewed said Labour Transport spokesperson Duncan Smith as it will lead...
  9. Undermining of Lobbying rules deeply concerning

    Mon Sep 28, 2020 - 02:40 pm - Ged Nash TD Department of Finance becoming training school for corporate careers.With another Fine Gael Minister for Financial Services resigning from politics to take up an industry lobbying position, Labour Fin...
  10. Flexibility needed for students who will not avail of student accommodation

    Mon Sep 28, 2020 - 02:12 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Private landlords should offer refundsMinister must instruct remaining HEI’s to refund deposits and rent paid if requested Flexibility is needed for students who will not avail of student accommodat...
  11. Banks must support homeowners on mortgage breaks - onus on Minister to deliver

    Mon Sep 28, 2020 - 01:29 pm - Ged Nash TD Payment breaks must be extended for struggling mortgage holders and firms beyond September.Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears (CCMA), which sets out the guidelines on mortgage arrears, must be immedi...
  12. Long-awaited funding announcement for disability services welcome

    Mon Sep 28, 2020 - 12:03 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Today, Labour Seanad Group Leader and spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed the announcement of an additional €10 million in funding for di...
  13. Clarity needed on why Further Education and Training Institutes are exempt from NPHET guidance to move online only for two weeks

    Sat Sep 26, 2020 - 11:47 am - Senator Annie Hoey Clarity is needed on why Further Education and Training Institutes are exempt from NPHET guidance to move online only for two weeks according to Labour Spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Se...
  14. Siege of Jadotville A Company soldiers should be honoured with Medals for Distinguished Service and Gallantry

    Sat Sep 26, 2020 - 08:11 am - Senator Mark Wall 59 years on from the Siege of Jadotville, Labour Defence spokesperson Mark Wall has backed the campaign for the award of distinguished service medals or military medals for gallantry to the men of A C...
  15. Clarity needed for students who travel between Donegal and Northern Ireland to study

    Fri Sep 25, 2020 - 01:03 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Clarity is needed for students who travel from Donegal to study in further education institutes in Derry or in other parts of Northern Ireland, according to Labour Spokesperson on Further and Higher E...