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  1. Politics has to work to deliver solutions during the COVID-19 crisis

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 04:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Remarks by Alan Kelly on second stage of COVID-19 emergency legislation, Dáil Éireann, Thursday 19th March 2020.As somebody who has worked with the health service over the last four years in my role...
  2. Solidarity with all affected by Coronavirus

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 03:32 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on second stage of the COVID-19 Emergency legislation, 19th March 2020.I would like to express my own solidarity – and that of the Labour Party – with everyone who is ...
  3. Changes to practical elements of LC and JC exams welcome

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 12:10 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, that elements of the Leaving Certificate have been cancelled.Deputy ...
  4. Statement by Alan Kelly on Ruth Morrissey appeal

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 11:18 am - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the Supreme Court verdict of the Ruth Morrissey appeal, Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, said:“I want to wish Ruth and her family well. This decision by the Supreme Cou...
  5. Gas and electricity companies should be mindful of peoples' ability to pay

    Wed Mar 18, 2020 - 01:03 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour Louth TD Ged Nash has called on utility companies to pass on drops in gas and oil prices to domestic customers in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic and to reduce charges where possible.Deputy N...
  6. Emergency measures needed for renters

    Tue Mar 17, 2020 - 07:00 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith TD, has called for emergency legislation to bring in a rent freeze and a temporary ban on evictions.Deputy Smith said:“The Minister for Housing needs ...
  7. Trinity accommodation decision is worrying

    Tue Mar 17, 2020 - 09:10 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has said the decision by Trinity College Dublin to ask students to leave college-owned accommodation is questionable.Deputy Ó Ríordáin...
  8. UK-owned retailers in Ireland need to show a bit of cop on - Labour Party

    Mon Mar 16, 2020 - 10:29 pm - The Labour Party The Labour Party has called on all UK owned retailers to allow their local management and staff in Ireland the flexibility to shut their doors in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.Members of the Labour ...
  9. Rent Supports need to be put in place immediately

    Mon Mar 16, 2020 - 05:43 pm - Alison Gilliland Chairperson of Dublin City Council Housing SPC, Councillor Alison Gilliland, has called for supports to be put in place for renters in light of Covid-19Councillor Gilliland said:“The Government must...
  10. Dublin City Council should defer rates for March

    Mon Mar 16, 2020 - 02:20 pm - Dermot Lacey Labour group leader on Dublin City Council Cllr Dermot Lacey has called on Council management to defer the collection of commercial rates for the month of March and as long as the current COVID-19 cri...
  11. Time for banks to increase contactless limits

    Fri Mar 13, 2020 - 02:06 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called for banks to temporarily increase their contactless payments limits.Deputy Smith said:“As more businesses are moving away from cash payments dur...
  12. Retail workers need protection and respect

    Fri Mar 13, 2020 - 11:40 am - Ged Nash TD Labour spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection, Ged Nash T.D, has said it’s important that retail workers at the coalface of ‘panic buying’ in shops and supermarkets are protected in th...
  13. Social media companies must prioritise factual Covid-19 information

    Fri Mar 13, 2020 - 11:24 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for social media companies to step up their game in tackling misinformation on Covid-19.Deputy Kelly said:“With Covid-19 now being defined...
  14. Labour calls for certainty on Leaving and Junior Cert exams

    Fri Mar 13, 2020 - 10:38 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has urged the Government to act swiftly to clarify arrangements for practical and oral Leaving Cert exams in light of the Covid-19 public hea...
  15. Certainty needed on childcare staff wages

    Thu Mar 12, 2020 - 08:08 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Seán Sherlock has called for the Department and providers to quickly provide certainty for workers in the childcare sector on their wages over the co...