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  1. Stop US flights until mandatory Covid testing in place

    Mon Jul 13, 2020 - 12:47 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Transport spokesperson Duncan Smith has called on the Government to suspend flights from the United States and other Covid-19 hotspots until there is mandatory Covid-19 testing in place at our ...
  2. Remembering those who served on our National Day of Commemoration

    Sun Jul 12, 2020 - 02:43 pm - Senator Mark Wall Speaking on our National day of Commemoration, Labour Defence spokesperson Mark Wall paid tribute to all those who have served our people at home and abroad, and died in service to our country.Senator...
  3. Lack of direction on education from new Minister concerning

    Sun Jul 12, 2020 - 01:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Following an interview in the Sunday Independent, Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said it is deeply concerning the lack of direction and plans articulated by Minister Foley on key ...
  4. Backtracking on Eviction Ban by Housing Minister will increase homelessness

    Sun Jul 12, 2020 - 11:35 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Despite commitments in the Dáil this week towards extending the rent freeze and eviction ban, Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said reports this weekend indicate that Government parties w...
  5. Big Jack defined Irish sport for a generation

    Sat Jul 11, 2020 - 10:37 am - Alan Kelly TD Paying tribute to football legend Jack Charlton on his death at 85, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly remembered how his management of the Irish team brought us to success that we had never thought possi...
  6. Compulsory masks on public transport long overdue but more action needed

    Fri Jul 10, 2020 - 04:19 pm - Duncan Smith TD Following the confirmation that face masks will be compulsory on public transport from Monday, Labour Transport spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has welcomed the move which he called for some weeks ago, b...
  7. Civic engagement needed on future access to the Phoenix Park

    Fri Jul 10, 2020 - 01:24 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Reacting to the news of the re-opening of the perimeter gates to the Phoenix Park by the Office of Public Works, Senator Marie Sherlock has once again reiterated her call to the OPW to open up a ...
  8. Funding uncertainty for post primary further education colleges must be addressed

    Fri Jul 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin raised today at the special Covid-19 committee the funding uncertainty for post-primary further education colleges with roll numbers with the Depart...
  9. Consultation on remote working welcome, but it is not a silver bullet for all

    Thu Jul 9, 2020 - 03:20 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock has welcomed the public consultation process on remote working announced by the Government. Sherlock said that while the consulta...
  10. People with disabilities being left behind in Covid re-opening

    Thu Jul 9, 2020 - 01:24 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Government to outline specifically when day services for people with disabilities will return.Deputy Kelly said:“Today in the Dáil I raised the...
  11. Tánaiste confirms to Labour Party Leader appeal to SEO High Court judgement

    Thu Jul 9, 2020 - 11:56 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has welcomed the confirmation from the Tánaiste in response to his question today that the Government will appeal the Sectoral Employment Order judgement to the Supreme...
  12. Guidelines needed for safe resumption of driving lessons

    Thu Jul 9, 2020 - 11:54 am - Duncan Smith TD The Department of Transport need to provide back to work guidelines for driving instructors returning to work according to Labour Spokesperson on Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport. ...
  13. Government must address rent debt and mortgage arrears due to Covid-19

    Wed Jul 8, 2020 - 03:49 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan State scheme to address rent-related debt, and action to stop banks charging penalties and surcharges on mortgage arrears need.Speaking as the Dáil debates the Labour Party Private Members motion on ...
  14. Nash introduces Sectoral Employment Order Confirmation Bil

    Wed Jul 8, 2020 - 12:17 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour T.D for Louth & East Meath, Ged Nash introduced a Bill to the Dáil which if enacted, would see the terms of the three Sectoral Employment Orders which were struck down by the High Court tw...
  15. Government must act on mortgage interest for Covid-19 payment breaks

    Wed Jul 8, 2020 - 11:43 am - Ged Nash TD Labour Dáil motion tonight calls on the Government to stop the banks from charging penalties or surcharges on mortgage arrears accrued during the pandemic.Taoiseach tells Labour Leader that Minister ...