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  1. Unless date set for Seanad sitting - Senators will seek High Court determination

    Sat Jun 6, 2020 - 09:26 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik has written to the Taoiseach alongside Senator Michael McDowell and eight other Senators (including all the Labour Senators), seeking a date for the first si...
  2. Changes to €350 PUP payment badly designed and unfair on seasonal workers

    Sat Jun 6, 2020 - 08:39 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan 2 cent difference in wages will discriminate against young people and womenTiming of Minimum wage change would move someone working 20 hours to higher paymentLabour Senator Rebecca Moynihan said the c...
  3. Government adopts Labour view on easing of restrictions but no plan to re-open healthcare system

    Fri Jun 5, 2020 - 02:03 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD, has welcomed the Government's decision to take on the Labour Party’s call to reduce the easing of restrictions from five phases to four but failed to provide ...
  4. Concrete action needed to tackle racism and end Direct Provision

    Fri Jun 5, 2020 - 01:09 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Legislators must act to translate the anger over racism and direct provision in Ireland into concrete action, said Labour Senator Annie Hoey, and take on board the reforms that groups have called for ...
  5. Fingal Labour Group calls for online council voting in Covid-19 emergency

    Thu Jun 4, 2020 - 03:12 pm - The Labour Party - COUNCILS SHOULD BE FREE TO MAKE DECISIONS ONLINE DURING CRISISPress Statement by Cllr John Walsh on behalf of Fingal Labour GroupCllr John Walsh (on behalf of the Labour Group on Fingal County Counc...
  6. Online Sales Tax should be examined

    Thu Jun 4, 2020 - 01:49 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called for an online sales tax to be examined.Senator Moynihan said:“We know that there has been a massive surge in online spending since Covid-19 arrived o...
  7. Obsession with cutting €350 Covid-19 payment wrong

    Thu Jun 4, 2020 - 09:08 am - Ged Nash TD - Focus must be on retraining and supporting people back into workWith hundreds of thousands of people out of work through no fault of their own, Labour TD Ged Nash said the Fine Gael obsession with c...
  8. Urgent action needed to protect jobs in aviation industry

    Thu Jun 4, 2020 - 08:35 am - Duncan Smith TD Reacting to news that Aer Lingus are seeking to implement further unilateral pay cuts to their staff, Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called on the Government to give assurances that th...
  9. Irish troops unable to return to Lebanon should not lose out financially

    Wed Jun 3, 2020 - 03:50 pm - Sean Sherlock TD In the Dáil today during statements on Defence, Labour TD for Cork East Seán Sherlock raised with the Minister the need to ensure that Irish troops who had been on leave from Lebanon at the time tra...
  10. Wage Subsidy Scheme must be extended for aviation sector

    Wed Jun 3, 2020 - 02:37 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith has called on the Government to extend the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme for the aviation sector.Deputy Smith said:“I am calling on the Government to extend...
  11. Minister must stop banks withdrawing mortgage approval from workers on wage subsidy scheme

    Wed Jun 3, 2020 - 08:18 am - Ged Nash TD Labour TD Ged Nash has called on the Minister for Finance to take urgent action to stop banks – particularly those in which the State holds a majority share – withdrawing mortgage approval from wo...
  12. Nationalisation of one or two private hospitals must be examined

    Tue Jun 2, 2020 - 05:08 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party member of the Covid-19 Response Committee, Duncan Smith TD, has said that any further negotiations with private hospitals should include considerations to nationalise one or two private h...
  13. Justice Minister must respond to Miltown Malbay Direct Provision concerns

    Tue Jun 2, 2020 - 05:07 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Senator Annie Hoey has written to the Minister for Justice asking him to intervene and address the concerns of the community and asylum seekers staying in accommodation at the Central Hostel in...
  14. Bacik calls for protection of women's reproductive health in Northern Ireland

    Tue Jun 2, 2020 - 02:43 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik has expressed her concern that current political developments could restrict abortion access for women in Northern Ireland.Senator Bacik has said:“I echo concerns vo...
  15. Racist attitudes in Ireland must be tackled

    Tue Jun 2, 2020 - 12:07 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on racial tensions continuing to unfold across the United States, Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said the voices of black people in Ireland need to be listened to.Deputy Kelly said:“...