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  1. Government need to set out a roadmap for air travel

    Wed Aug 26, 2020 - 03:09 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government need to set out a roadmap for air travel according to the Labour Representative on the Oireachtas Covid-19 Response Committee, Duncan Smith T.D Deputy Smith said: “As Labour...
  2. Not too late to drop school profiling from Leaving Cert grading model

    Wed Aug 26, 2020 - 01:54 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD On Monday, the Taoiseach was not able to clarify what changes are planned to Leaving Cert results model.On Tuesday night, the Minister for Education said the model was being refined but provided no de...
  3. Minister needs to address funding shortfall caused by fewer international students

    Wed Aug 26, 2020 - 12:11 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The Minister for Further and Higher Education needs to address the funding shortfall that will be caused by any reduction in the number of non-EU international students coming to Ireland to study due ...
  4. New Agriculture Minister needed after outbreaks at ABP plants

    Wed Aug 26, 2020 - 10:40 am - Seán Sherlock TD Essential to restore confidence to farming communities With 22 cases of Covid-19 confirmed at an ABP meat plant in Cahir, and further cases at a plant in Clones, Labour spokepserson on Agriculture and...
  5. Government needs to honour commitment to establish Defence Forces Commission

    Tue Aug 25, 2020 - 05:56 pm - Senator Mark Wall The Government needs to honour the commitment within the Programme for Government to establish a Commission to examine the Defence Forces and in particular the pay and conditions within the forces acc...
  6. Payment of SUSI grants must be brought forward

    Tue Aug 25, 2020 - 04:20 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Further and Higher Education Spokesperson, Senator Annie Hoey has called for the payment of SUSI grants to be brought forward from October to the beginning of September. Senator Hoey said:...
  7. Education Ministers must make themselves available for scrutiny when Dáil returns

    Tue Aug 25, 2020 - 12:11 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD ·        Ministers must attend Education Committee·        School Transport and absenteeism issues need to addressedThe Minister...
  8. Model for predicted grade system needs to be published

    Mon Aug 24, 2020 - 12:15 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the Government to publish the model for the predicted grade system being used to grade this year’s Leaving Cert results.Deputy Ó R...
  9. Position of anti-face mask speaker on State Tribunal panels would be untenable if reported remarks are correct

    Sun Aug 23, 2020 - 12:02 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin has called on Una McGurk to clarify if the remarks attributed to her at an anti-face mask rally are hers, and if so, said the Minister for Justice should imm...
  10. Kildare needs action not sympathy

    Sun Aug 23, 2020 - 11:38 am - Senator Mark Wall Restrictions must be reviewed if numbers continue to fall.Answers needed for parents on reopening of schools.Task force for those on frontline and working with those at risk needed.Impact of lockdown ...
  11. Taoiseach and Tánaiste must immediately contact Von Der Leyen on Commissioner

    Sun Aug 23, 2020 - 09:23 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has called on the Taoiseach and Tánaiste to now take real action and immediately contact the President of the European Commission.Deputy Kelly said:“It is incumbent o...
  12. Delayed Dáil recall not acceptable, should return this Tuesday

    Sun Aug 23, 2020 - 09:00 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Leader wrote on Saturday to Taoiseach asking him to recall the Dáil and to speak to the Commissioner.Our country is living though an unprecedented national crisis.Dáil must sit this week as s...
  13. Only Taoiseach can recall Dáil and he must act

    Fri Aug 21, 2020 - 07:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Only Taoiseach can recall Dáil under Standing Order 26.Deputy Kelly asked Taoiseach in call this afternoon to recall Dáil.Responding to the comments of the Taoiseach tonight, Labour Party Leader Ala...
  14. Taoiseach must recall the Dáil

    Fri Aug 21, 2020 - 08:44 am - Alan Kelly TD Following the resignation of Minister Dara Calleary, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has said the Taoiseach must now recall the Dáil.New Minister must be appointed.Critical issues facing the country m...
  15. School transport u-turn underlines need for Dáil to return

    Thu Aug 20, 2020 - 05:32 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD After the u-turn on secondary school transport, Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for the Dáil to return and said clarity was needed on how additional transport will be p...