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  1. Financial Services Commission brief comes with key challenges

    Tue Sep 8, 2020 - 11:25 am - Ged Nash TD European Deposit Insurance Scheme must be delivered to complete banking unionCongratulating Mairead McGuinness on her designation as EU Commissioner, Labour Finance spokesperson Ged Nash said the role...
  2. Sick pay needed for childcare workers

    Mon Sep 7, 2020 - 06:08 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Spokesperson on Disability, Children and Equality, Senator Ivana Bacik, has called on the Government to introduce sick pay for childcare workers.Senator Bacik was speaking in support of th...
  3. Legislation needed to prevent developers converting student accommodation into tourist accommodation

    Mon Sep 7, 2020 - 11:57 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan is calling on the Minister for Housing, Heritage and Local Government to introduce legislation to prevent developers converting student accommodat...
  4. Latest approach of British Government is astonishing

    Mon Sep 7, 2020 - 11:51 am - Brendan Howlin TD Bizarre negotiation tactic introduced as time runs out to agree free trade deal.Responding to the potential repudiation by the British government of parts of the withdrawal agreement, Labour Brexit sp...
  5. More college places may be needed with higher grades in Leaving Cert

    Mon Sep 7, 2020 - 11:16 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Congratulated students and educators on awarding of calculated Leaving Cert.1,250 extra places may not be enough, and impact on deferred students must be addressed.Congratulating students on their Lea...
  6. Incoherent policy on air travel Covid testing must be addressed

    Sun Sep 6, 2020 - 01:13 pm - Duncan Smith TD Random airport testing promised a month ago but not delivered.Now claims that swab PCR test not accurate enough for airport.If Covid test is not good enough, why is it being used by the HSE?Despite co...
  7. Covid figures should be released weekly instead of daily

    Fri Sep 4, 2020 - 12:59 pm - Alan Kelly TD The Labour leader Alan Kelly has backed the call from a number of senior doctors to move from issuing Covid figures daily to weekly.Deputy Kelly said:“We are now the only country in Europe making da...
  8. Keeping meal records of each person for 28 days not a health measure

    Fri Sep 4, 2020 - 09:46 am - Brendan Howlin TD The new rule is a penal provision under the regulation.It requires record to be kept of the substantial meal ordered by each member of a group.Serious data protection concerns and regulatory burden fo...
  9. HSA must launch investigation into tragic death of Thiago Cortes

    Thu Sep 3, 2020 - 07:09 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock The Labour Party’s spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock, has called on the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) to launch an investigation following the death while working of T...
  10. Ireland should follow Brazil and England and pay female footballers equally

    Thu Sep 3, 2020 - 02:13 pm - Senator Mark Wall Ireland should follow the lead of the Brazilian FA and English FA and ensure female footballers are paid the same as their male counterparts according to Labour Spokesperson on Sport, Senator Mark Wal...
  11. HSE CEO and CCO comments show need for paid sick leave

    Thu Sep 3, 2020 - 11:56 am - Alan Kelly TD Government must follow clear public health advice and back Labour sick leave bill HSE Chief Executive and Chief Clinical Officer highlight pay for sick workers as a public health issue at press confer...
  12. Minister unable to give timeline for when school transport services will be fully operational - not good enough

    Wed Sep 2, 2020 - 06:13 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Representative on the Oireachtas Covid-19 Response Committee, Duncan Smith T.D. said the response of the Minister for Education Norma Foley at the Covid Committee who was unable to give a timel...
  13. Taoiseach needs to follow CMO’s advice on sick pay

    Wed Sep 2, 2020 - 04:01 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock has called on the Taoiseach to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Officer on sick pay by supporting The Labour Party’s Sick Pay ...
  14. Taoiseach confirms publication of Covid roadmap in mid-September

    Wed Sep 2, 2020 - 02:51 pm - Alan Kelly TD The Taoiseach has confirmed a roadmap which will contain a framework for living with Covid-19 will be published in Mid-September at Leaders Questions in response to the Labour Leader Alan Kelly. ...
  15. New Minister must bring forward Forestry Bill

    Wed Sep 2, 2020 - 02:27 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Party Agriculture and the Marine spokesperson Seán Sherlock has congratulated the new Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, on his appointment to the Cabinet.Deputy ...