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  1. One-off Commission on Taxation and Social Welfare will not protect from aggressive planning

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 06:15 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance and Public Expenditure, Ged Nash, while welcoming the establishment of the Commission on Tax Welfare said that a one-off Commission rather than a standing commissi...
  2. National Childcare Scheme is excluding the children of many vulnerable families in Dublin’s North inner city. Sherlock calls for review.

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 05:02 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Senator Marie Sherlock has called on Minister for Children, Roderic O’ Gorman to instigate an urgent review of the new National Childcare Scheme (NCS) to ensure it adequately supports a...
  3. Clinical implications of screening delays must be examined

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 04:16 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and health spokesperson has called on the Head of Screening and the Chief Clinical Office of the HSE to outline the clinical implications of the backlog in national cancer screening prog...
  4. Government must focus on rental sector to end youth homelessness

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 03:49 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan called on the Minister for Housing to urgently publish the actions agreed for the Youth Homelessness Strategy and called for a particular focus on ...
  5. Labour introduce bill to ban gambling ads

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 12:57 pm - Senator Mark Wall Bill would ban all advertising of gambling in Ireland75% of people know a problem gamblerExperts report increase in gambling disorder referrals since Covid lockdownAs experts continue to report rises ...
  6. Top Finance and DPER jobs must be subject to open competition – media reports of ‘stitch up’ astonishing

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 11:13 am - Ged Nash TD Labour Party Finance Spokesperson, Ged Nash, has described media reports that there would be no public competition for the position of the new Secretary General in the Department of Finance as ‘asto...
  7. Period justice within sight

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 08:55 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan has praised Lidl and their partnership with Homeless Period Ireland following its announcement that it will offer free period products in stores nationwide to tackle pe...
  8. Labour To Introduce New Legislation To Make Pension Fees More Transparent

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 - 06:00 am - Ged Nash TD Independent analysis conducted on scale of pension fees in Ireland, and lack of transparency.Report shows losses of hundreds of thousands of euro per person due to pension fees.Labour to introduce leg...
  9. Agency needed to tackle youth unemployment

    Sun Apr 18, 2021 - 10:07 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education and enterprise spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has called on the Government to implement a national pathway to providing training and education for young people to tackle skyroc...
  10. The Labour Party wishes President Higgins a very happy birthday

    Sun Apr 18, 2021 - 08:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Marking President Higgins’ 80th birthday, Labour Leader Alan Kelly has paid tribute to President Higgins, noting the role he has played in making Ireland a better place.Deputy Kelly said:“I want t...
  11. Donnelly needs to stick to the plan on vaccines rollout - Labour Leader

    Sat Apr 17, 2021 - 12:05 pm - Alan Kelly TD Deputy Alan Kelly said:"Minister Donnelly has once again caused utter confusion overnight. His Government colleagues and the HSE must be very concerned about his comments and continued management of t...
  12. Minister must convene Forum on Banking in wake of KBC announcement

    Fri Apr 16, 2021 - 08:12 am - Ged Nash TD Planned exit another major blow for consumers and competition.Central Bank must stop being commentators and set out strategic vision for Irish banking sector.Bank staff must keep jobs and terms in any...
  13. Process needs quick resolution to achieve Living Wage for workers

    Thu Apr 15, 2021 - 01:36 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock has urged the Tánaiste to set actionable timelines on his process examining the Living Wage in Ireland.Senator Sherlock said:“Work should alway...
  14. Schools’ Return an Opportunity to Assess Impact of Pandemic - Catch-Up for Children Scheme Needed

    Thu Apr 15, 2021 - 09:10 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Now that all age cohorts have returned to school, analysis is needed to assess the impact of prolonged school closures.The Labour Party’s ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme would provide €100m in ...
  15. Major breakthrough for the School for the Deaf, Cabra

    Wed Apr 14, 2021 - 06:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock HSE commits to retaining and protecting the existing speech and language therapy service.Following a meeting today between Minister Rabbitte, HSE Dublin North City and County, the principal and parent...