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  1. Bacik calls on government to nominate a woman to the EU Commission

    Wed Sep 2, 2020 - 02:07 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today in response to reports that the Government is considering either the nomination of one man or of two candidates (one man and one woman) to the EU Commission position vacated by Phil Hog...
  2. Housing Minister must prioritise a package of support for renters

    Wed Sep 2, 2020 - 01:06 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Housing Minister must prioritise a package of support for renters according to Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan. Senator Moynihan was speaking after the release of the 2019 CS...
  3. Trolley figures give first glimpse into winter in our health service

    Wed Sep 2, 2020 - 12:21 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said today’s trolley figures give us a first glimpse into winter in our health service.Deputy Kelly said:“Today the INMO TrolleyWatc...
  4. Decision to drop school profiling welcome but questions remain

    Tue Sep 1, 2020 - 02:33 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Since May the Labour Party has called for school profiling to be dropped from Leaving Cert grading model.Breakdown of estimated grading needs to be released on 7th and not after CAO offers.While welco...
  5. Labour calls for paid sick leave and improved parental leave to tackle COVID-19 in new Bill

    Tue Sep 1, 2020 - 10:28 am - The Labour Party Labour Party launch bill to give workers in Ireland the legal right to sick pay for the first time.Bill will also give parents the right to paid leave if their child is forced to stay home from s...
  6. Lifting of restrictions in Kildare welcome

    Mon Aug 31, 2020 - 05:33 pm - Senator Mark Wall · Government must provide special package of supports· Future roadmap needed for any area that may be locked downKildare South based Labour Senator Mark Wall has welcomed the lifting of localised Co...
  7. Students cannot be expected to pay full fees for online only learning

    Mon Aug 31, 2020 - 04:43 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Students cannot be expected to pay the full fees when many higher education institutes are moving to online only learning according to Labour Spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Senator Anni...
  8. Pathway needed for the implementation of free GP care

    Mon Aug 31, 2020 - 02:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD The Government needs to announce a realistic pathway for the implementation of universal free GP care for all citizens under the age of eighteen according to Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson, Ala...
  9. Clarity needed on new forestry plans

    Mon Aug 31, 2020 - 01:31 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Agriculture Seán Sherlock TD has said that the forestry commitments outlined by Minister Pippa Hackett in her public consultation which finished last week must be underpinned w...
  10. ESB help for broadband plan confirms Labour position

    Sun Aug 30, 2020 - 01:15 pm - Duncan Smith TD With the Business Post reporting today that the government is to ask for the help of the ESB with the rollout of the National Broadband Plan, Labour Communication Networks spokesperson Duncan Smith TD...
  11. Clarity needed for people of Kildare on criteria for easing lockdown measures

    Sat Aug 29, 2020 - 01:35 pm - Senator Mark Wall The people of Kildare need clarity on the criteria for the easing of lockdown measures according to Kildare South based Labour Senator Mark Wall.Senator Wall said:“There is no doubt that we must all...
  12. Targeted package of additional supports needed for wet pubs

    Fri Aug 28, 2020 - 06:16 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD -40% top up to the restart grant too little too lateLabour Enterprise Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the Government need to announce a targeted package of supports for wet pubs immediately an...
  13. Restart Grant must be urgently amended to save business in Kildare

    Fri Aug 28, 2020 - 03:53 pm - Senator Mark Wall The Restart grant must be urgently amended in order to save business in Kildare according to Kildare South based Labour Senator Mark Wall.Senator Wall has urged the Tánaiste to immediately change one...
  14. Justice must give more detail on proposed Garda powers

    Fri Aug 28, 2020 - 10:43 am - Brendan Howlin TD Howlin seeking detail briefing from Minister for Justice.Bill will be rushed through Dáil on Wednesday and Thursday.No detail provided yet on plan to make private gatherings of more than six an offen...
  15. Serial testing regime in meat factories and in Direct Provison welcome but overdue

    Thu Aug 27, 2020 - 07:24 pm - Duncan Smith TD The announcement that serial testing will commence for food processing or meat plants with a staff of over 50 and in Direct Provision is welcome but overdue according to the Labour Representative on t...