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  1. Government Sleepwalking Aviation Towards Ruin

    Tue Jan 26, 2021 - 12:50 pm - Duncan Smith TD As the Labour Party continues to call for a National Aggressive Suppression Strategy (NASS), Labour transport spokesperson, Duncan Smith TD, reiterated his call for bespoke supports to protect the avi...
  2. Labour Launch Period Justice Survey and Urge All to Share Their Experience

    Tue Jan 26, 2021 - 09:05 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Calls for cross-party support for her Seanad Bill Following the introduction of her Bill in the Seanad last week to provide free period products in educational settings and public buildings, Sena...
  3. Clarity Needed for Childcare Sector as 31st January Draws Closer

    Mon Jan 25, 2021 - 05:15 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Highlighting the need for clarity regarding the childcare sector, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has said:&nb...
  4. Covid-19 Regulations to address cross border visitors needed

    Mon Jan 25, 2021 - 03:25 pm - Ged Nash TD Covid-19 rules on travel do not currently apply to non-residents of the RepublicRegulations don't in fact ban travel, they ban you from leaving your place of residence in the State without a reasonabl...
  5. Clarity On Driving Licence Extensions Needed

    Mon Jan 25, 2021 - 03:00 pm - Duncan Smith TD Minister needs to provide immediately clarity on the further extension period for renewals of driving licencesDepartment needs to lay out plan for backlog of applicationsExtension must be granted to p...
  6. Mandatory quarantining will only work with effective testing

    Mon Jan 25, 2021 - 12:40 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has welcomed the news that the Irish Hotels Federation and its members are open to facilitating the Government in introducing full quarantine measures for...
  7. Sick Pay proposals must be stronger

    Mon Jan 25, 2021 - 12:10 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Won't be full pay, will not cover illness of two or less days and will be only two weeks in duration.Labour Party Bill was delayed for six months.Huge public support for Paid Sick Leave.Responding to ...
  8. National Aggressive Suppression Strategy for Covid-19 now needed

    Sun Jan 24, 2021 - 03:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said there must now be a national aggressive suppression strategy (NASS) for Covid-19 including mandatory quarantine and checks close to the border in the absence of an ...
  9. The Labour Party Stands with Deliveroo Drivers

    Fri Jan 22, 2021 - 06:20 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock has urged all Deliveroo customers to stand with Deliveroo drivers in their strike tonight. “We stand with Deliveroo drivers in their strike...
  10. Stark Housing Figures Highlight Government Inaction

    Fri Jan 22, 2021 - 03:45 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour spokesperson on housing Senator Rebecca Moynihan has said it is very worrying to read the Central Bank’s projection that up to 23,000 fewer homes will be built than necessary due to Covid-19....
  11. NPHET policy change on travel testing and quarantine leaves ball in government’s court

    Thu Jan 21, 2021 - 04:04 pm - Duncan Smith TD NPHET had been reluctant up until now to endorse strong travel testing and quarantine measures.Over three quarters of the public want action on this.Additional supports needed for workers in the aviat...
  12. Rebuilding tourism sector requires industry-led approach

    Thu Jan 21, 2021 - 04:00 pm - Senator Mark Wall Minister must create taskforce focused on rebuilding the industryConsideration should be given to a dedicated Ministry With January the traditional time that many plan holidays for the year ahead...
  13. Action on Affordable Housing Welcome but Concerns Remain

    Wed Jan 20, 2021 - 03:42 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Proposals of 400 units to serve a market of approx. 326,000 renters absurdControl mechanisms must be implemented to avoid prices increasesSuite of protections required for renters Labour spokespe...
  14. Education Ministers part of the problem - Taoiseach must intervene to find solutions

    Wed Jan 20, 2021 - 01:19 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Return to schools for all students now in jeopardyComments from Minister Foley and Minister Madigan deeply disrespectful and unhelpfulUrgent consideration must be given to prioritising teachers, SNAs ...
  15. Intervention of Taoiseach needed to resolve School Reopening Shambles

    Tue Jan 19, 2021 - 09:21 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has called on the Taoiseach to intervene to resolve the shambles that his Minister and her Department have created over the reopening of sch...