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  1. International community must take strong action to reverse Myanmar coup

    Mon Feb 1, 2021 - 02:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to the situation in Myanmar, Labour Party spokesperson on foreign affairs, Brendan Howlin TD, has condemned the actions of the Myanmar military in once again overturning a legitimate election...
  2. Fast-track citizenship for frontline workers now

    Sun Jan 31, 2021 - 12:07 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik, has reiterated her call to fast-track Irish citizenship for the many non-National frontline workers putting ...
  3. Ban on travel welcome but still no plan in place

    Sat Jan 30, 2021 - 01:30 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour continues to call for mandatory hotel quarantineNational Aggressive Suppression Strategy vital to reopen communities Labour Leader Alan Kelly has welcomed the adoption of key components of...
  4. Renters must have opportunity to own pets

    Sat Jan 30, 2021 - 10:16 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour spokesperson on housing, Senator Rebecca Moynihan, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Housing in the UK that landlords will no longer be able to issue blanket bans on pets in ren...
  5. Shameful that most in the Arts and Events Industry are refused access to CRSS

    Fri Jan 29, 2021 - 01:20 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour spokesperson on the arts, Senator Marie Sherlock, has criticised the Government’s failure to extend the Covid-19 Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) to sectors without permanent premises. The ...
  6. Bereavement ‘One Stop Shop’ needed in Social Protection

    Fri Jan 29, 2021 - 10:44 am - Seán Sherlock TD UK have a ‘Tell Us Once’ Service for notifying a death to government bodies.Labour Party Social Protection Spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has urged Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys...
  7. Kelly welcomes commitment from Tánaiste to consider a national aggressive suppression strategy

    Thu Jan 28, 2021 - 02:30 pm - Alan Kelly TD Tánaiste says it is intention to expand mandatory hotel quarantine as capacity and capability improves.Questioning the Tánaiste about Labour’s call for a national aggressive suppression strategy (...
  8. Early Childhood Education and Care – a hopeful sector let down by Government

    Thu Jan 28, 2021 - 01:50 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking after the launch of research by SIPTU’s Big Start Campaign, Labour Spokesperson for Children, Senator Ivana Bacik has said:"'We are a sector that is full of hope, but we are continually let...
  9. Government Short-Termism Also Applies to Climate Change

    Thu Jan 28, 2021 - 01:21 pm - Duncan Smith TD Time must be allocated to climate debate in the DáilMinister must urgently extend the status of the Climate Action Advisory CouncilAs we continue to await the presentation of our Annual Transition St...
  10. Minister getting vaccine delivery figures wrong - transparency needed now

    Thu Jan 28, 2021 - 12:57 pm - Alan Kelly TD We need weekly data on how many doses we are receiving into Ireland.Daily Vaccination Figures must be consistently published.Breakdown of how many Covid-facing healthcare workers have been vaccinated ...
  11. Minister must clarify criteria for new Early Learning and Childcare funding arrangements

    Wed Jan 27, 2021 - 01:45 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to new funding arrangements for the early learning and childcare sector announced by the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality & Integration today, Labour Spokesperson for Children,...
  12. Condolences on the death of Cara O’Sullivan

    Wed Jan 27, 2021 - 12:40 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Arts spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock expressed her condolence on the death announced yesterday of Irish soprano Cara O’Sullivan.“Cara O’Sullivan was an incredible talent, someon...
  13. Department Needs to Move to Assessed Grade Model for Leaving Cert

    Wed Jan 27, 2021 - 11:54 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD As the Minister meets with her officials today to discuss the next steps for the Leaving Cert class of 2021, Labour spokesperson on education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has called for an assessed grad...
  14. Half-baked travel proposals show need for a National Aggressive Suppression Strategy for Covid-19

    Tue Jan 26, 2021 - 07:41 pm - Alan Kelly TD Today’s new regulations on travel and quarantine do not go far enough said Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson Alan Kelly, as he called for an ambitious and aggressive strategy to deal with ...
  15. Nash Welcomes Donnelly's U-Turn on the Wearing of Masks in Banks

    Tue Jan 26, 2021 - 01:27 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Ged Nash has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to make the wearing of face coverings mandatory in banks, post officed and credit unions....