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  1. FG must stop blocking Credit Unions investing in social housing

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 - 03:39 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking in the Dáil today Labour's Housing spokesperson, Jan O'Sullivan TD raised the establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle for Credit Unions to invest in social housing. Deputy O'Sullivan was ...
  2. Government must increase pay for Defence Forces

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 - 02:28 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour Spokesperson for Defence, Brendan Ryan TD, has described the level of staff turnover in the Defence Forces as 'unsustainable' and has criticised the government for not facing up the primary cau...
  3. Bord Na Móna workers must not be abandoned

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 - 11:41 am - Willie Penrose TD Labour TD for Longford Westmeath Willie Penrose has called on Government Ministers to direct resources to assist the 78 seasonal Bord Na Móna workers laid off this morning in Longford, and ensure tha...
  4. Government struggles to meet their own minimum wage target

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 - 10:06 am - Senator Ged Nash Senator Ged Nash, who set up the statutory Low Pay Commission (LPC) said the government is struggling to meet its own Programme for Government target of a national minimum wage of €10.50 by the time...
  5. Gov must provide for Brexit impact on jobs in Budget 2020

    Wed Jul 10, 2019 - 02:20 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the Government’s Brexit contingency plan update, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, called on the Government to prepare major Budget measures to counteract the likely imp...
  6. Time for HSE to be upfront about recruitment freeze

    Wed Jul 10, 2019 - 07:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the HSE to end their recruitment unofficial recruitment embargo.Deputy Kelly said:“Months after I revealed that there is a recruitment embarg...
  7. Harris must legislate for exclusion zones

    Tue Jul 9, 2019 - 02:03 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has reiterated her call for action by the Minister for Health to tackle the issue of Exclusion Zones to protect women who seek access to abortion services.Senator Bacik said...
  8. Air quality a serious health risk for Dubliners

    Tue Jul 9, 2019 - 09:45 am - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys has described as the level of air pollution in Dublin as public health issue. He has pointed to the lack of public transport as a primary cause of this issue and has cal...
  9. Promised Defence Allowances no substitute for a decent wage

    Thu Jul 4, 2019 - 01:51 pm - Brendan Ryan TD Labour spokesperson on Defence, Brendan Ryan TD, has welcomed news of the restoration of certain special allowance for Defence Force members but has called on the Minister for Finance to find a route ...
  10. Time is up for meaningful debate on HSE Capital Plan

    Thu Jul 4, 2019 - 01:41 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Dáil to make time next week to debate the health capital plan.This follows a promise made to Deputy Kelly at last week’s meeting o...
  11. Refusal to allow Pay Commission consider Defence core pay must be explained

    Thu Jul 4, 2019 - 12:13 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil today, to question the Government on Defence Forces pay and conditions, the leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, demanded to know why the Government had refused to allo...
  12. National Minimum Wage should be transformed into a living wage

    Wed Jul 3, 2019 - 10:28 am - Senator Ged Nash Reacting to the Living Wage Ireland 2019 update, Labour Party spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Ged Nash, has called on the Government to take calls to meaningfully increase the minimum wage...
  13. Time for stronger collective bargaining and trade union laws

    Tue Jul 2, 2019 - 05:27 pm - Senator Ged Nash The Labour Party’s spokesperson on Workers’ Rights, Senator Ged Nash has echoed the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s call for stronger collective bargaining and trade union legislation in Ireland...
  14. Health Spending remains on target despite Government fearmongering

    Tue Jul 2, 2019 - 04:18 pm - Joan Burton TD Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has questioned the recent Government fearmongering about health spending when the June Exchequer returns show the Department of Health coming in €45m below...
  15. Same day text alert needed Dublin Bay

    Tue Jul 2, 2019 - 03:43 pm - Senator Kevin Humphreys Labour Senator Kevin Humphrys has requested that Irish Water establish a same day text alert system for users of Dublin Bay to alert people of swimming bans over the summer months. Senator Humphr...