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  1. Citizens Assembly on role of Church in Education must be a priority

    Sun May 2, 2021 - 10:33 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Many issues must be examined for the Future of Education. Dominant influence of Catholic Church and Flourish Sex Education programme must be addressed.Taoiseach didn’t give any time commitment for P...
  2. Time for a new social contract focused on Labour policies

    Sat May 1, 2021 - 10:46 am - Alan Kelly TD Ireland becoming no country for young people.Too many people are just about getting by or struggling. Time for a new social contract focused on Labour policies.Marking May Day, International Day of th...
  3. New National Childcare Scheme fails to recognise importance of supporting after school care for some families

    Sat May 1, 2021 - 09:21 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Following her interaction on Friday with Minister Roderic O’Gorman about the National Childcare scheme, Labour Senator Marie Sherlock said it is clear that the Department of Children fails to recogn...
  4. Victory for autism community as Government backs Labour’s National Autism Empowerment Strategy

    Fri Apr 30, 2021 - 01:02 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking after Labour’s motion calling for a National Autism Empowerment Strategy was accepted by Dáil Éireann last night, education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin thanked all members of the D...
  5. No child’s schooling should be a casualty of Covid-19

    Fri Apr 30, 2021 - 11:02 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Worrying figures reported by the Irish Times this morning show that a huge number of children are slipping through the cracks as a result of Covid-19 school closures. Labour spokesperson on children S...
  6. Minister must write to social media platforms in support of sporting organisations social media blackout

    Fri Apr 30, 2021 - 09:48 am - Senator Mark Wall As football organisations in England boycott social media from this afternoon, Labour sports spokesperson Senator Mark Wall has urged all sporting organisations and professionals to show a united fron...
  7. Fianna Fáil’s developer led mindset will never deliver affordable rents

    Fri Apr 30, 2021 - 09:16 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan News that the Housing Minister will allow investors to build ‘cost rental’ homes for profit is not surprising but deeply dangerous, said Labour’s housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan. I...
  8. Every tool must be used to keep Covid under control as Government relax restrictions

    Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 05:57 pm - Alan Kelly TD Antigen testing has a vital role to play in controlling virus.Must continue to monitor new variants.Transparency and clarity of communication on vaccination programme essential.Continued economic supp...
  9. We need a National Autism Empowerment Strategy to correct the mistakes of this state and to embed here the international best practice of others

    Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 05:13 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Notes,Notes were being taken.When a family who are adjusting to the realisation of a challenging diagnosis come into contact with the services of the state, they should assume a culture of partnership...
  10. Government must deliver on Empowerment Strategy as they accept Labour Autism motion

    Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 04:41 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the government’s acceptance, unamended of Labour’s motion being debated tonight in the Dáil from 6pm, calling for a National Autism Empowerment Strategy by the end of July, Labour L...
  11. Labour Party Autism Empowerment Motion draws powerful testimonies from community

    Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 02:12 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking in advance of the Labour Party motion calling for a National Autism Empowerment Strategy, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD highlighted that he and his party colleagues h...
  12. Ireland must support the waiving of patents on Covid-19 vaccines

    Wed Apr 28, 2021 - 02:04 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD Duncan Smith has written to the Taoiseach urging Ireland to support the TRIPSwaiver proposal currently at the WTO to waive the patent on Covid-19 vaccines. In the letter, Deputy Smith highli...
  13. Sherlock calls on all persons to mark Workers' Memorial Day

    Wed Apr 28, 2021 - 10:06 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Marking International Workers’ Memorial Day, Labour spokesperson for employment affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock said:“Every year on this date, we remember those who have died or have become injure...
  14. Building strong communities goes beyond bricks and mortar

    Wed Apr 28, 2021 - 10:01 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has said that she is concerned that the sudden decision to end the Digital Hub Development Agency in the Liberties.Senator Moynihan said:“This is...
  15. Government should rename Affordable Housing Bill the Market Discount Bill

    Tue Apr 27, 2021 - 03:06 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan has said the Government continues to rely on failed market metrics for its housing policy. By voting down a Labour Party amendment to link affordab...