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  1. Every person has a right to decent work – ESRI report lays bare the stark realities

    Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 12:26 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Economic recovery strategy for young people requiredResponding to an ESRI report that lays bare the stark realities of Ireland’s young workers, people with disabilities and migrant workers, Labour e...
  2. Basic Income Scheme for the arts welcome but time is of the essence

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 07:11 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Speaking in response to the announcement of the National Economic Recovery Plan, Labour Party Arts Spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock said:“We welcome the confirmation from Minister Catherine Marti...
  3. Taoiseach confirms to Labour that PUP will count towards redundancy rights

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 02:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Redundancy rights suspended until end of September.Taoiseach says no workers will lose out.Questioning the Taoiseach in the Dáil today on whether the time a worker spent on the PUP will count towards...
  4. Government must not pull drawbridge up on those who have lost work

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Ged Nash TD Early €50 cut to PUP a cliff edge drop in anyone’s languageNew wage support scheme should replace EWSS to give firms a shot at viabilityMinister must clarify ‘aggressive tax strategy’ reform p...
  5. Reintroduce the school library grant to give every child a right to read

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 12:18 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on Government to reintroduce the school library grant to give every child the right to read. Backing the Children’s Books Ireland campa...
  6. Bravery of Naomi Osaka must be backed up with action

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 11:36 am - Senator Mark Wall Labour sports spokesperson Senator Mark Wall has said sporting organisations at home and abroad must learn from the actions taken by Naomi Osaka to protect her mental health by withdrawing from the Fr...
  7. Funding Urgently Required for Local Amenities in Dublin Bay South

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 11:08 am - Ivana Bacik TD Following confirmation in the Seanad today that the Minister for Education will not fund the development of an astro-turf pitch for Harold’s Cross Educate Together Secondary School, Senator Ivana Ba...
  8. Ivory tower thinking from government on PUP cuts

    Tue Jun 1, 2021 - 09:15 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Government has no answer for how families will pay their bills with lower payment while workers forced to wait for sector to recover.Responding to the expected government announcement on the planned c...
  9. Guidance on Vaccines for Erasmus and Exchange students needed

    Mon May 31, 2021 - 05:59 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Many students will have to travel in August and some colleges and countries have a vaccine requirement.Labour Further and Higher Education spokesperson Sen. Annie Hoey has raised concerns in the Seana...
  10. Continued pandemic supports will be needed at least until the end of the year

    Mon May 31, 2021 - 01:31 pm - Ged Nash TD Time to turn EWSS into a Short Time Work Scheme.Time spent on PUP must be reflected in future redundancy payments.Speaking in advance of the publication of the National Economic Recovery Plan, Labour ...
  11. More bins less blame – vision for community spaces required

    Mon May 31, 2021 - 12:43 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called for a common sense approach to be adopted in planning for an outdoor summer, and in developing a real vision for our public spaces. At a time that communities are...
  12. Today is a positive step in the right direction

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 05:20 pm - Alan Kelly TD Focus on vaccine rollout and controlling variants essential.60-69 year olds being left behind in reopening due to AstraZeneca dosing gap.Antigen testing still not being used enough.Continued economic ...
  13. Full eviction ban must be reinstated as homelessness figures rise

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 03:36 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Rise of 12 homeless families from March to 925.27 additional children now homeless meaning 2,193 children are without a home.Evictions are the primary cause of homelessness.With the homeless figures f...
  14. UNESCO data on extent to Irish school closures cause for alarm – Catch Up and July Provision Responses are lacking

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 12:26 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour spokesperson on children, Senator Ivana Bacik, has again urged Government to implement a €100 million ‘Catch Up for Children’ scheme to make up for lost time in the classroom, and has war...
  15. Students facing SUSI uncertainty due to PUP payments

    Fri May 28, 2021 - 11:01 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Spokesperson on Higher and Further Education, Senator Annie Hoey, has called for Minister Harris to rectify the unfair decision to allow the Pandemic Unemployment Payments (PUP) to be counted t...