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  1. Workers need sick pay certainty

    Thu Oct 14, 2021 - 12:47 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock has urged government to urgently progress sick pay for all. As public health officials reiterate the importance of staying at home if people are experienc...
  2. Concerns youth travel card will not be delivered for all

    Thu Oct 14, 2021 - 12:02 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith has raised huge concern that the much heralded youth travel card will not be delivered for all under 24s. Questioning the Tánaiste in the Dáil, Deputy Smit...
  3. Supply, supply, supply – chronic rise in house prices demands solutions

    Thu Oct 14, 2021 - 11:57 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Rent to Buy scheme needs to be consideredSingle people totally forgottenLabour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said government’s housing for all plan will not bring the supply of homes despera...
  4. Basic Income Pilot is welcome, but more could have been done in Budget 2022 to promote arts, culture and the Irish language

    Thu Oct 14, 2021 - 08:37 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Basic Income pilot is welcome, but the momentum behind increasing arts & culture funding has undoubtedly slowedMore must be done to protect and preserve unique cultural and artistic spacesExtra in...
  5. Commuting still not working

    Wed Oct 13, 2021 - 03:32 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Senator Mark Wall has highlighted the need to review the short hop rail zones to make public transport more affordable and more accessible for commuting students and workers. Reiterating the ne...
  6. An Anti-Climactic Budget for Climate Inaction

    Wed Oct 13, 2021 - 02:50 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Following the publication of Budget 2022, Labour Party spokesperson for the environment and climate, Ivana Bacik TD has called for a more radical vision on climate, and for an ambitious carbon budgeti...
  7. Budget 2022 failed to address the cost of living

    Wed Oct 13, 2021 - 01:34 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speaking on Budget 2022, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said:The theme of this Budget was Recover, Restore and RenewIt’s been more like reduce, reuse and recycle.Reduced living standards due to infl...
  8. 172 children like Adam Terry waiting for scoliosis procedures puts budget into perspective

    Wed Oct 13, 2021 - 11:41 am - Alan Kelly TD Questioning the Taoiseach in the Dáil, Labour leader Alan Kelly said the tax cuts announced in yesterday’s budget are meaningless in a society where 172 children are waiting for scoliosis procedure...
  9. Budget is a missed opportunity to transform Education in Ireland

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 04:21 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Budget 2021 is a missed opportunity to transform Education in Ireland according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. Speaking after the announcement of Budget 2021, Deputy Ó R...
  10. Confetti Budget fails to recognise of scale youth unemployment crisis

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 03:20 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Responding to Budget 2022, Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock called out the Government for failing to even mention the enormous youth unemployment problem that exists as a result of the pa...
  11. Backdate SUSI grant increases to September to tackle cost of living

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 02:55 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Cost of living crisis is right now, not next September€250 emergency grant awarded last year should be reflected in this year’s paymentThe proposed budget increases to the SUSI grant should be bac...
  12. Budget 2022 fails to address pay and conditions in the Defence Forces

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 02:53 pm - Senator Mark Wall Responding to Budget 2022, Labour defence spokesperson Mark Wall said our Defence Forces deserve more than three sentences in a speech.Senator Wall said:“The three lines of thanks from Minister McGr...
  13. Budget 2022 wasted chance for a radical new approach to care systems

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 02:33 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Childcare package a welcome increase, but a vision for universal, public childcare lackingAdditional funding to disability services welcome, but opportunity for radical change missedFollowing its publ...
  14. Budget 2022 fails to deliver a new deal

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 02:30 pm - Ged Nash TD Response to Budget 2022 - Check against delivery This Budget takes our State into the second century of its existence. In 2022 we will mark the centenary of the foundation of the Free State. That...
  15. How will Budget 2022 change care in Ireland?

    Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 02:21 pm - Duncan Smith TD Responding to Budget 2022 Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said people want system change, not throwaway tax cuts. Deputy Smith said the post-pandemic crisis within our health system will not b...