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  1. Bacik calls for National Autism Empowerment Strategy

    Tue Apr 27, 2021 - 02:38 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today at the launch of the Labour Party motion calling for a National Autism Empowerment Strategy, Senator Ivana Bacik said:“Our Labour motion addresses a number of key issues for auti...
  2. Government spending on autism intervention wait lists pales in comparison to spending on Big Four consultancies

    Tue Apr 27, 2021 - 12:20 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Launching Labour’s motion calling for a National Autism Empowerment Strategy, Labour TD Seán Sherlock said it is time for Government to start prioritising children – starting with the horrendous ...
  3. Labour Party call for National Autism Empowerment Strategy

    Tue Apr 27, 2021 - 11:36 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Labour Party will table a motion in the Dáil this Thursday calling for a National Autism Empowerment Strategy. In recognition that the special interests and strengths of autistic people are a vit...
  4. More bins less blame – communities need to be properly equipped for a summer at home

    Tue Apr 27, 2021 - 10:50 am - Senator Mark Wall Labour Senator Mark Wall has called for a common sense approach to tackle increased littering throughout the country. Local Councils must be empowered to prosecute littering and illegal dumping which ...
  5. Full investigation required into the treatment of children within direct provision centres

    Tue Apr 27, 2021 - 10:23 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said she is appalled by the findings of the report of the Children’s Ombudsman into the treatment of children within the direct provision system, and has urged the Min...
  6. Single State agency required to tackle Ireland's literacy problem

    Mon Apr 26, 2021 - 02:33 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Following news that the numbers contacting the National Adult Literacy Agency (Nala) continues to rise during the pandemic, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has called for the in...
  7. Government must hear the clear call of the Citizens assembly; women workers need the legal right to collective bargaining in Ireland

    Sun Apr 25, 2021 - 09:58 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour spokesperson for employment affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock, has said the outcome of the Citizens' Assembly deliberations is a major breakthrough in the pursuit of gender equality in Ireland.Se...
  8. Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality provide landmark recommendations for gender equality in Ireland

    Sat Apr 24, 2021 - 12:18 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality today, calling it a landmark day for gender equality in Ireland. Following a year and a half ...
  9. Senator Sherlock express deep concern to Garda Commissioner about scale and nature of policing approach to Debenhams workers

    Sat Apr 24, 2021 - 11:49 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment affairs spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock has written to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris raising deep concerns about the treatment of Debenham’s workers in Dublin yesterday. ...
  10. 16,117 citizenship applicants waiting over a year for a decision – Stronger communication from Government needed

    Fri Apr 23, 2021 - 04:27 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Average processing time of 25 months for citizenship applications means stronger communication from Government neededSpeaking upon receipt of parliamentary question responses which indicate a signific...
  11. Workers living in Direct Provision must have their rights protected

    Thu Apr 22, 2021 - 03:22 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour social protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has called on the Government to provide clarity for all workers living in Direct Provision. Speaking in the Dáil today, Deputy Sherlock said th...
  12. Oil and Gas industry can’t be allowed “greenwash” new EU taxonomy plans

    Thu Apr 22, 2021 - 03:17 pm - Duncan Smith TD Carbon Footprint Labelling Bill from Duncan Smith would allow people see beyond the marketing.Labour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith has called on Government to prevent any attempt by the oil and ga...
  13. Fine Gael belittles young people as unemployment rate skyrockets

    Thu Apr 22, 2021 - 12:20 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD A year into the pandemic, the Government still has no plan to tackle youth unemployment. Speaking in the Dáil, Labour enterprise and education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD urged the Minister...
  14. Climate Action Plan must prioritise workers and communities

    Wed Apr 21, 2021 - 04:12 pm - Duncan Smith TD Speaking on the Climate Action Bill in the Dáil, Labour climate spokesperson Duncan Smith TD expressed his disappointment at the failure of Government to aspire ambition on climate action in Ireland....
  15. Carphone Warehouse employees must be protected and supported

    Wed Apr 21, 2021 - 12:27 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour enterprise and education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has called on Government to engage with staff and unions affected by today’s announcement by Carphone Warehouse. The loss of 486...