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  1. Slaintecare’s new group likely to face the same problems

    Sun Oct 3, 2021 - 01:01 pm - Duncan Smith TD Slaintecare advisory group envisioned to oversee all policy – not just regionalisationLabour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said the setting up of a separate group to advise on the regionalisation...
  2. Labour Women launch vision for universal childcare

    Sat Oct 2, 2021 - 02:00 pm - The Labour Party  Universal public system would eliminate low wages and high fees Each year empty promises of ‘free childcare’ are made on Budget day, but these measures only cover a few hours in a work ...
  3. Commuting crisis coming down the tracks for students

    Fri Oct 1, 2021 - 12:38 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Kildare South Senator Mark Wall has called for a price reduction for students’ travel fare in recognition of the student accommodation crisis. Calling for an extension to the short hop zone, ...
  4. Time for Minister to give an honest update on Sláintecare

    Fri Oct 1, 2021 - 11:51 am - Duncan Smith TD In light of the number of high profile resignations from the Slaintecare programme, Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said Minister Donnelly must come before the Oireachtas to give an honest ass...
  5. Worrying incidents of violent crime and anti-social behaviour in Dublin City must be addressed

    Thu Sep 30, 2021 - 08:15 am - Ivana Bacik TD Speaking following reports of increased violent crime and anti-social behaviour in Dublin’s South Inner City and other local areas, Labour TD for Dublin Bay South, Deputy Ivana Bacik, has called for...
  6. 5% Increase in recommended Living Wage reflects failure of Government to fix housing crisis

    Wed Sep 29, 2021 - 03:21 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock said the 5% increase in the recommended Living Wage reflects the five wasted years of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil housing policy. Reiterating the need to e...
  7. Govt going around in circles on student accommodation

    Wed Sep 29, 2021 - 02:43 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said until the government legislates to ensure that purpose built student accommodation can’t be changed, the student accommodation crisis will not abate...
  8. Taoiseach can’t answer if the lights will turn on in January

    Wed Sep 29, 2021 - 01:21 pm - Alan Kelly TD Raising the public's concerns about the looming energy crisis, Labour leader Alan Kelly has asked the Taoiseach to guarantee that ordinary people won’t have to pick up the tab for poor planning. Dep...
  9. Lack of workforce planning in Dublin Fire Brigade has real life implications

    Tue Sep 28, 2021 - 02:38 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Dublin Central Senator Marie Sherlock has called for an urgent review into the operations of the Dublin Fire Brigade service as staff shortages remain. Highlighting the concerns of communities ...
  10. International Safe Abortion Day a reminder of shortcomings in Irish reproductive healthcare

    Tue Sep 28, 2021 - 01:21 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Marking International Safe Abortion Day, Labour TD Ivana Bacik has called on the Government to ensure that the upcoming review of legislation regulating the provision of abortion services allows for a...
  11. Covid cannot be used as excuse for total system failure in CUMH

    Tue Sep 28, 2021 - 11:15 am - Duncan Smith TD Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said the clear lack of communication and consultation with families at the centre of the CUMH inquiry points to a larger systems failure within the health servi...
  12. Hard work deserves reward – need for new public holidays

    Mon Sep 27, 2021 - 11:36 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Reiterating Labour’s call for the introduction of two new public holidays, employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock said it would be a no brainer for workers, families and the economy. Highlighting th...
  13. Chronic lack of supply in residential property market

    Mon Sep 27, 2021 - 10:42 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said that the chronic lack of supply in the residential property market needs to be addressed by radical vacant homes tax.Reiterating her call for a vacant...
  14. Eviction ban needed to halt rise in family homelessness

    Fri Sep 24, 2021 - 03:11 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Number of families and children without a home rose again in AugustAnother 23 families and now 2,189 children homelessMinister must act swiftly on Labour’s renters’ rights billUrgent action is nee...
  15. Legislation providing for access to abortion services is not enough

    Fri Sep 24, 2021 - 09:00 am - Ivana Bacik TD Information campaign needed on access to abortionExclusion Zones legislation urgently requiredWhy are women still travelling?In advance of the March for Choice this weekend, Labour TD Ivana Bacik has ...