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Press Archive

  1. Social media has a role to play in providing support for people suffering from eating disorders

    Tue Jun 29, 2021 - 11:12 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour spokesperson on higher education Senator Annie Hoey has written to Facebook and Instagram asking the sites to consider playing a more proactive role in protecting and supporting people sufferin...
  2. New Dublin Lord Mayor Gilliland outlines priorities for year ahead

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 06:30 pm - Mayor Alison Gilliland Key themes for year ahead are community, housing and gender.Enhance local communities and work to make Dublin look and feel like a European city post-Covid.Pursue real long-term solution to homelessne...
  3. “Shameful” that Coláiste Mhuire school community have no answers on new school building

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 02:53 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Senator Marie Sherlock has branded as “shameful” the ongoing, protracted delays to the development of a new school building for bunscoil Coláiste Mhuire in Parnell Square, Dublin 1.I...
  4. Campus culture needs overhaul

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 01:19 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Welcoming the Minister’s proposals to tackle sexual violence and harassment in higher education, Labour spokesperson Annie Hoey said that this is a great opportunity to overhaul the culture on campu...
  5. New Vision launched for the protection and enhancement of Dublin Bay

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 11:00 am - Ivana Bacik TD Labour candidate in the Dublin Bay South bye-election, Ivana Bacik today launched a radical new vision for the protection and enhancement of Dublin Bay. Central to her proposal is a new statutory Dubl...
  6. Home ownership no longer a legitimate aspiration for most

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 08:53 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour proposed bill to reduce the cost of landTime to consider a Rent to Buy schemeLabour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said that it is incumbent on the Government to take action to ensure th...
  7. Timeline needed for Public Ownership of NMH

    Sun Jun 27, 2021 - 10:20 am - Ivana Bacik TD Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the Minister for Health to provide a timeline for resolving the public ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital. In the interest of transparency and cl...
  8. Celebrating Pride weekend, Bacik calls for targeted LGBTQ+ strategy

    Fri Jun 25, 2021 - 11:08 am - Ivana Bacik TD Celebrating Dublin Pride weekend, Labour equality spokesperson Senator Ivana Bacik said that events marking the weekend should inspire reflection and renewed determination to ensure full equality for ...
  9. Labour’s bogus self-employment bill must be progressed following PAC recommendations

    Thu Jun 24, 2021 - 04:19 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Bill would give platform workers in the gig economy access to rights and protections.Brings our employment code up to date and stamps out bogus self-employment.Allows access to information abou...
  10. Presentations of eating disorders increasing – Ireland cannot outsource problem to the UK

    Thu Jun 24, 2021 - 10:41 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Senator Annie Hoey has called on the Minister for Health to provide a detailed outline on his plans to increase dedicated beds and specialised services for people living with eating disorders. ...
  11. National app for life-saving AEDs needed

    Thu Jun 24, 2021 - 08:29 am - Senator Mark Wall National AED app would have potential to save livesCommunity First Responders vital resourceState should consider a repair and upkeep scheme for defibsLabour sports spokesperson Mark Wall has called o...
  12. Minister must clearly explain decision on timing of Bank of Ireland shareholding sale

    Wed Jun 23, 2021 - 01:32 pm - Ged Nash TD Unclear why sale of State share must take place nowMoney from sale must be ringfenced for home buildingLabour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has said the Minister for Finance must explain in clear ...
  13. Taoiseach doesn’t rule out CPO for NMH site – leverage needed says Kelly

    Wed Jun 23, 2021 - 12:45 pm - Alan Kelly TD Acquiring entire site should be pursued in absence of engagement.Government need leverage if we are to secure ownership of NMH site.Raising the latest developments on the future of the National Matern...
  14. Women’s sport cannot be a casualty of Covid – framework to continue work of 20x20 needed

    Wed Jun 23, 2021 - 11:17 am - Senator Mark Wall Labour sports spokesperson Senator Mark Wall has called on the Minister for Sport to outline a strategy for women in sport. Bbuilding on the momentum of the 20x20 campaign to increase female participa...
  15. Review of equality legislation welcome but timelines must be more ambitious

    Tue Jun 22, 2021 - 04:23 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour spokesperson on equality Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed news that the Government will commence a review of existing equality legislation, with the aim of combatting discrimination and promoti...