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  1. Four new Cllrs selected for the Labour Party

    Tue May 26, 2020 - 03:06 pm - The Labour Party Following the elections to the Seanad, there were four vacant Labour Councillor seats. Nominations were opened recently to fill these positions, and where a contest was required due to more than one n...
  2. Nursing home Covid-19 inspection numbers concerning

    Tue May 26, 2020 - 02:05 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party member of the Covid-19 Response Committee, Duncan Smith TD, has said the fact that HIQA have not yet visited any nursing homes affected by Covid-19 outbreaks is concerning.Deputy Smith sa...
  3. Guarantee on childcare for essential workers at end of June needed

    Tue May 26, 2020 - 08:14 am - Seán Sherlock TD With more people slowly returning to work, Labour's Seán Sherlock said that a cast iron guarantee was needed that childcare for essential workers would return on 29th June as the Government has promi...
  4. Huge drop in Covid-19 Payment shows people are going back to work

    Tue May 26, 2020 - 08:06 am - Ged Nash TD The drop of over 35,000 in claimants for the €350 Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment shows people are going back to work, said Labour's Ged Nash, and reiterated that plans by FG and FF to cut it...
  5. PDFORRA must be given access to ICTU

    Mon May 25, 2020 - 04:05 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Senator Mark Wall has called once again for the representative bodies of our Defence Forces such as PDFORRA to be allowed affiliate to ICTU and access the industrial relations machinery of the ...
  6. Clarity needed on possible early reopening of some schools

    Mon May 25, 2020 - 01:52 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Government to provide clarity on the possible reopening of some schools before September.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“Minister M...
  7. Answer needed on Covid €350 payment level ahead of crunch Dáil vote

    Mon May 25, 2020 - 11:39 am - Ged Nash TD - Will Fine Gael caretaker government cut the €350 payment later this week?Labour Social Protection spokesperson Ged Nash has called for answers from the caretaker government on their plans for the ...
  8. Covid Income of Lowest Paid should not be cut

    Sun May 24, 2020 - 11:57 am - Ged Nash TD Language used is divisive and straight from the Varadkar ‘welfare cheats’ playbook With large parts of the economy still closed, Labour’s Social Protection spokesperson Ged Nash TD said it ...
  9. Minister must audit impact of 1m rule on health service

    Sun May 24, 2020 - 09:15 am - Alan Kelly TD With continued speculation that social distancing may be reduced from two metres to one, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said the Minister for Health should immediately carry out an audit of the impact...
  10. Path to Marriage Equality had many champions

    Sat May 23, 2020 - 11:05 am - Labour Lgbt Five years after Ireland voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality Labour LGBT said there was still more to be achieved, but remembered the historic role of Eamon Gilmore and the Labour Party in brin...
  11. Contactless payments needed for public transport

    Sat May 23, 2020 - 09:48 am - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called on the National Transport Authority to accelerate the roll out of contactless payments on public transport services.Deputy Smith said:“As more an...
  12. Caretaker Finance Minister should publish revised deficit projections

    Fri May 22, 2020 - 02:47 pm - Ged Nash TD With the caretaker Fine Gael government now indicating there will be a €30 billion deficit and looking at ways to cut social welfare spending, Labour TD Ged Nash has called on the acting Minister fo...
  13. Smith calls for working group to investigate conditions of migrant workers in ag sector

    Thu May 21, 2020 - 07:48 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called for a working group with a mandate to investigate the treatment of migrant workers in the agriculture sector.Deputy Smith said: “It i...
  14. Answers needed on legal indemnity for teachers

    Thu May 21, 2020 - 07:12 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Responding to reports that the ASTI is advising its teachers to wait until it has received appropriate legal protection before engaging with the new Leaving Cert grades system, Labour Education spokes...
  15. After new indemnity, legal advice on Leaving Cert should be published

    Thu May 21, 2020 - 02:35 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD With the Government now moving to indemnify teachers and schools from any legal cases, Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said it is essential that the legal advice received by the Mi...