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  1. Stakeholder consultation required if schools don't fully reopen

    Sat Jun 13, 2020 - 11:34 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Every child has a right to education, impact of blended learning on children must be analysed.Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has highlighted the legal requirement on the Minister...
  2. School reopening announcement incoherent and July Provision plans incomplete

    Fri Jun 12, 2020 - 02:20 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD -Reopening plans lack clarity and need to be backed by capital measures. -No clarity on what will happen if schools refuse to take part in Summer ProvisionThe Minister for Education needs to clar...
  3. Howlin calls for clarity on European Covid support scheme and level of support for Ireland

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 05:01 pm - Brendan Howlin TD the EU next generation fund of €750 billion has only allocated €3 billion to IrelandWith Brexit on the horizon, the Irish economy is already facing significant damage. Wexford Labour T.D Brendan H...
  4. Government must condemn Israeli plans to annex West Bank

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 03:42 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik has called on the Irish government to condemn the Israeli Government’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as early as next month.Senator Bacik said:“Thi...
  5. Labour calls for extension of maternity leave.

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 02:13 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has called on the Government to extend maternity leave for three months for women returning to work.Speaking at the handover of a petition of over 25,000 signatures to ex...
  6. Government must act on involvement of organised crime in boxing

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 01:20 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD has written to the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade seeking immediate action from the Government on the involvement of the Kinahan organisation i...
  7. Smith says Metrolink project cannot be shelved

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 12:28 pm - Duncan Smith TD Speaking in the Dáil on the Annual Climate Transition Statements, Labour TD Duncan Smith called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport to ensure the MetroLink project would not be shelved ...
  8. School meals should be provided over summer

    Thu Jun 11, 2020 - 09:45 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Department of Education to reverse their position and provide school meals over the summer.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“In...
  9. Certainty on Childcare funding welcome

    Wed Jun 10, 2020 - 12:20 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Responding to the publication of the funding package for childcare providers to cover the reopening of services, Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock welcomed the extensiv...
  10. Safe Pass programmes to return from Monday 15th June

    Tue Jun 9, 2020 - 05:13 pm - Ged Nash TD The Minister for Education has confirmed to Labour TD Ged Nash that the on-site Safe Pass programmes are to recommence across the country from next Monday, 15th June. Deputy N...
  11. Guidance on funding for childcare providers needed as parents may face higher fees

    Tue Jun 9, 2020 - 05:01 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Will parents have to pay more for full time care due to gap in funding for several weeks?Families and providers need to know what the funding package for the childcare sector will be when it reopens, ...
  12. Rent increase shows need for extension of freeze on rents and evictions

    Tue Jun 9, 2020 - 02:45 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Young people still being gouged for the price of a home.Extended freeze on rents and evictions needed now.With rents recording a 0.6% increase in May according to a Daft report, and Dublin labelled as...
  13. Reusable face masks should be provided to each household

    Tue Jun 9, 2020 - 11:20 am - Duncan Smith TD Labour member of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Response, Duncan Smith TD, has called on the Government to provide reusable face masks and instructions on proper usage to each household in the coun...
  14. Government failing families with no childcare plan as economy re-opens

    Mon Jun 8, 2020 - 02:34 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock No worker must lose their jobLabour calls for joint WRC and Government guidance for workersResponding to Minister Harris’s comments today that families will have to secure a “dig out” for gettin...
  15. Transformation of Direct Provision not enough

    Sun Jun 7, 2020 - 02:32 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Responding to the comments today of the Minister for Justice, Labour Senator Annie Hoey said transformation of Direct Provision is not enough and that legislators must act to translate the anger over ...