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  1. Eviction ban should be extended until March

    Tue Oct 20, 2020 - 10:05 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called for the eviction ban to be extended until at least March following the announcement that the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is to b...
  2. Strategy with clear targets for reopening must give people hope for Christmas over next six weeks

    Mon Oct 19, 2020 - 08:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD Government finally sees sense on restoration of supports for workers and families.Measurable targets for reopening of country needed so we can build hope for Christmas.Clear guidance on Labour’s pro...
  3. Education Minister should be attending Covid Cabinet Committee

    Mon Oct 19, 2020 - 01:50 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Priority must be to keep schools open and Education should be at the Covid Cabinet Committee.Daily engagement needed with Education stakeholders.With Level 4 plus restrictions due to be announced, Lab...
  4. Health Minister must act on Social Bubbles - Moynihan writes to Donnelly

    Sun Oct 18, 2020 - 01:35 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Moynihan writes to the Health Minister asking for action on blunt household visit restrictions.Government must publish guidelines on social bubbles this week. LSE research shows importance in reducing...
  5. Ongoing failures on airport testing will cost aviation jobs

    Sun Oct 18, 2020 - 01:25 pm - Duncan Smith TD Aer Lingus routes now at risk in Cork and Shannon.Airport testing promised for months but still not delivered.Government inaction is destroying jobs.The incoherent approach by the government to aviati...
  6. Time for cool heads - final opportunity for a deal must be seized

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 03:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Brexit Spokesperson Brendan Howlin has called for cool heads after the announcement by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the UK should prepare for a no-deal Brexit following the passing...
  7. No worker should feel they have to go to work while sick

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 02:41 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Employers need clear directions from Government to instruct workers to work from homeNo worker should feel compelled to come to work while sick and particularly during this pandemic where employees, e...
  8. Labour Senators Oppose Rushing of Mother and Baby Homes Bill Through Seanad

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 12:54 pm - The Labour Party Labour Senators have today criticised the hasty manner in which the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes) Report Bill is being rushed through the Seanad by the Government.Speaking o...
  9. Nash expresses concern at Ulster Bank Loan sales report

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 10:58 am - Ged Nash TD Minister confirms plans to meet UIster Bank management Ged Nash TD has expressed his concerns over reports in today’s Irish Times that Cerberus Capital Management is considering making a bid for Uls...
  10. Urgency needed from NPHET on Social Bubbles

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 10:13 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Guidelines needed by early next week.Social bubbles have been used successfully in other countries.LSE research shows important in reducing loneliness and improving mental health but also combatting s...
  11. Central Bank Report Shows need for Tailored Support for Households in Arrears

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 - 06:03 pm - Ged Nash TD Household Credit Market report from Central Bank underlines need for additional “tailored supports” for mortgage-holders in arrears as payment breaks expire.Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears (CC...
  12. Government Needs a Strategy to Save Christmas

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 - 01:24 pm - The Labour Party  The people need clarity and confidence for the remainder of the year, and a strategy is required to save Christmas, in order to give people hope.The 5-Level plan needs to be adhered to. Governme...
  13. Justice for undocumented migrants necessary given public health advice

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 - 11:34 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Responding to a survey conducted by the Justice for the Undocumented campaign of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equalit...
  14. Support bubbles needed for those who live alone

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 - 09:35 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Government and NPHET to consider allowing for support or social bubbles for those living alone or in single parent households.“The announcement by t...
  15. Fuel allowance payment down €49 versus last winter

    Wed Oct 14, 2020 - 03:33 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Four extra weeks were paid in 2019/2020 season worth €98.Budget increase of €3.50 a week will apply for only 14 weeks from January, worth €49 in 2020//2021 fuel season.After the failure of the g...