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  1. Pobal Figures Show Early Childhood Education and Care remains a sector let down by Government

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 02:58 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Following the publication of the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report for 2019/2020, Labour Spokesperson on childcare and candidate in the upcoming Dublin Bay South bye-election, Senator Ivana Bac...
  2. A National Register must be developed for life saving defibrillators

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 11:54 am - Senator Mark Wall State should consider a repair and upkeep scheme for defibsAll schools should have defibs installedLabour sports spokesperson Mark Wall has called on the Minister for Sport to urgently develop a natio...
  3. Radical Land Bill would reduce the cost of new homes by tens of thousands if implemented

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 - 11:01 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour’s new Land Bill due for debate in the Dáil on Wednesday would give local authorities the power to do CPO development land at its existing use value plus 25%.The Land Bill would enact key rec...
  4. House price inflation out of control - action not words required from Govt

    Mon Jun 14, 2021 - 02:04 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour’s new Land Bill due for debate in the Dáil on Wednesday would give local authorities the power to CPO development land at its existing use value plus 25%.The Land Bill would enact key recomm...
  5. Tánaiste kite-flying on tax reveals lack of substantive thought

    Sun Jun 13, 2021 - 01:51 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance Ged Nash has described today’s comments from the Tánaiste on income tax cuts as “standard election related kite-flying by Fine Gael” that “reveals the par...
  6. Hands-off approach to aviation from Govt must end – Smith asks for Dáil debate

    Sat Jun 12, 2021 - 10:06 am - Duncan Smith TD Emergency Dáil debate needed as 480 jobs lost and regional connectivity devastated.Clairty needed on what was done to save PSO routes.Constant delay on antigen testing unacceptable.After Stobart Air ...
  7. Labour proposes direct investment in school football

    Fri Jun 11, 2021 - 11:36 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD With Euro2020 finally kicking off, the Labour Party have published a new proposal calling for the creation of a transition year programme in participating schools to develop a football academy structu...
  8. Failure to freeze rents and secure tenancies in latest Govt proposals

    Wed Jun 9, 2021 - 04:49 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Responding to the tenancy measures announced by the Minister for Housing today, Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said there were but that what’s proposed it will do very little to protec...
  9. Sick pay proposals are here - at last - but concerns remain for low-paid workers

    Wed Jun 9, 2021 - 03:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour’s employment spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock has said that the memo from cabinet, while late, is welcome - but expressed serious concern over the impact of the Government’s sick leave p...
  10. Afforestation targets are key to climate action bill

    Wed Jun 9, 2021 - 02:22 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Amendment to set afforestation targets ruled out of orderSpeaking at the Committee Stage of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021, Labour Party Agricultural spokesperson ...
  11. Ivana Bacik outlines vision for Dublin Bay South

    Wed Jun 9, 2021 - 10:00 am - Ivana Bacik TD Labour candidate in the Dublin Bay South bye-election, Ivana Bacik, today officially launched her campaign and outlined her priorities for Dublin Bay South.Joined by Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly, T...
  12. Foot dragging on Sick Pay for All unacceptable

    Mon Jun 7, 2021 - 09:00 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment affairs spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock has urged the Tánaiste and Minister for Business to stop foot dragging and implement sick pay for all. Nine months after Labour published...
  13. Public Childcare model needed as costs spiral for parents

    Sat Jun 5, 2021 - 09:01 am - Ivana Bacik TD Responding to the Irish Independent report that parents are facing increased childcare costs of up to 20%, Labour spokesperson Ivana Bacik said there was an urgent need for a public childcare option, ...
  14. Certainty now needed on supplies to reduce AstraZeneca Gap

    Fri Jun 4, 2021 - 05:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD More information needed on how many will benefit.While it is welcome that there will be some movement to reduce down to 8 weeks the gap between AstraZeneca doses, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said that th...
  15. Homes should be affordable for single people too

    Fri Jun 4, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Government rejects Labour amendment to make 20% of affordable housing available for single income householdsSpeaking after a debate on affordable housing, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan ...