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  1. Time to extend discretionary powers to social welfare officers

    Thu Mar 12, 2020 - 05:07 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Fingal, Duncan Smith has called for discretionary powers to be returned to social welfare officers in light of Covid-19.Deputy Smith said:“It is essential now that discretionary ...
  2. Statement by Alan Kelly TD on latest Covid-19 measures

    Thu Mar 12, 2020 - 12:31 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has urged the public to heed the measures announced by government today regarding the curtailment of public engagement from 6p.m. this evening  and said...
  3. Contact Tracing Skills of Irish Aid Community should be tapped

    Wed Mar 11, 2020 - 04:12 pm - Sean Sherlock TD The skillset of workers in the Irish Aid community who may have worked on contact tracing as part of their response to previous epidemics like Ebola should be tapped for the increasing number of Covid...
  4. Labour cancels remaining Leadership Hustings

    Wed Mar 11, 2020 - 02:17 pm - The Labour Party As a result of the developing Covid-19 situation, the Labour Party has decided to cancel the remaining two Party Leadership contest hustings that were to be held this Thursday 12th March in Galway, an...
  5. Price controls on PPE and pharma products needed

    Tue Mar 10, 2020 - 02:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Implement Section 61 of the Consumer Protection Act 2007 that deals with a ‘state of emergency affecting supply of a product’.Also seek to implement Section 62 “Power to fix maximum prices durin...
  6. Labour must become relevant to rebuild

    Mon Mar 9, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Alan Kelly TD at Labout Party Leadership Hustings, Mullingar, Monday 9th March.Sinn Fein in opposition makes the challenge harder.Party must campaign for ‘workers who worry’.Kelly has tr...
  7. A Labour Party we can proud of

    Mon Mar 9, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speech by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to Labour Party Leadership Hustings, Mullingar, Monday 9th March 2020When I joined the Labour Party as a young teacher, I was teaching ten-year-old girls in Sheriff Str...
  8. Coronavirus planning must not dilute workers' rights

    Mon Mar 9, 2020 - 02:00 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has said that Coronavirus planning must not lead to the diluting of workers’ rights.Deputy Smith said:“The HSE should not be using the Coronavirus ...
  9. Lifting of recruitment ban for nurses & midwives welcome

    Sat Mar 7, 2020 - 03:18 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD, has welcomed news that the HSE recruitment ban has been lifted for nurses and midwives but has called for clarity on the status of the ban for other hea...
  10. National Minimum Wage should increase to €11.25/hr in 2021

    Fri Mar 6, 2020 - 01:07 pm - Ged Nash TD The Labour Party has set out plans to increase the National Minimum Wage next year to €11.25 (up from €10.10) and formally link the rate to two-thirds of median hourly earnings.These are some of t...
  11. A Labour Party we can be proud of

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speech by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to Labour Party Leadership Hustings, Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Thursday 6th March 2020When I joined the Labour Party as a young teacher, I was teaching ten-year-old...
  12. Labour must become relevant to rebuild

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Alan Kelly to Labour Party Leadership Hustings, Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Thursday 6th March 2020Sinn Fein in opposition makes the challenge harderParty must campaign for ‘workers who ...
  13. Dáil must take Corona Virus risk seriously

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 04:32 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Statements on COVID-19Dáil Éireann, 5th March 2020Check against DeliveryCalls on Government to change the social protection rules so that workers can afford to stay at home if they need to self-isol...
  14. The European Union needs to present solutions

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 03:25 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on Dáil statements after the European Council meeting of 20th-21st FebruaryThe European Council meeting on the 20th February failed.It failed to reach agreement on the Mu...
  15. On World Book Day Labour calls for single State agency to tackle illiteracy

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 03:06 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking on World Book Day, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin today called for the establishment of a single State agency to tackle Ireland’s literacy problem. The Dublin Bay North...