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  1. Where is the student nurses pay report?

    Fri Sep 10, 2021 - 01:46 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour spokesperson for higher and further education Annie Hoey has called on Minister Donnelly to publish the 'Review of Matters Relating to Student Nurses and Midwives' report. Over six months after...
  2. Ireland should follow France’s lead and fast-track citizenship for frontline workers

    Fri Sep 10, 2021 - 01:07 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Following news this week that France has granted citizenship to 12,000 non-National front-line workers, Labour Spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Ivana Bacik TD has reitera...
  3. Who is pulling the strings for implementation of Slaintecare?

    Thu Sep 9, 2021 - 02:19 pm - Alan Kelly TD Why did senior staff feel change was impossible?Is the Taoiseach committed to a single tier health service?Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly has said there are fundamental questions tha...
  4. Budget 2022 Must Deliver for Childcare Sector

    Thu Sep 9, 2021 - 11:28 am - Ivana Bacik TD Speaking in support of the New Deal for Early Years Coalition’s pre-budget submission, Labour Party Spokesperson for Children and TD for Dublin Bay South, Ivana Bacik TD has called on the Government...
  5. Kelly questions Govt commitment to Slaintecare

    Wed Sep 8, 2021 - 07:05 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly has questioned Government’s commitment to progressing Slaintecare following the resignation of two officials from the programme. Deputy Kelly said he...
  6. National literacy strategy has potential to change lives

    Wed Sep 8, 2021 - 02:36 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Welcoming the publication of Ireland’s first National Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills plan, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the implementation of a national literacy s...
  7. Education committee must meet to resolve shambolic schools reopening

    Wed Sep 8, 2021 - 11:50 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has slammed the Minister’s handling of schools reopening as shambolic, showcasing a Department out of touch with reality. Deputy Ó Ríordáin has...
  8. Catch up proposals highlight Govt out of touch with reality

    Tue Sep 7, 2021 - 12:02 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Following over six months of campaigning for a €100 million Catch Up for Children fund, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has slammed the Minister’s proposed €50 million fund f...
  9. Action needed on Irish abortion legislation review in light of Texas developments

    Tue Sep 7, 2021 - 09:26 am - Ivana Bacik TD Following the coming into effect last week of a highly restrictive anti-abortion law in Texas, Labour TD Ivana Bacik has called on Minister Donnelly to publish details about the review of Ireland’s ...
  10. LES strike shows concerns of unions and employers must be addressed

    Mon Sep 6, 2021 - 12:46 pm - Seán Sherlock TD In solidarity with those striking from the Local Employment Services against the proposed privatisation tender, Labour Party spokesperson on social protection Seán Sherlock said today’s strike must...
  11. Minister Harris needs to heed students’ concerns ahead of CAO results

    Mon Sep 6, 2021 - 09:12 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour spokesperson on further and higher education Annie Hoey has called on the Minister to outline his plans to ensure all students who require accommodation will have affordable options available t...
  12. Housing for All heavy on aspiration but lacks ambition on social and affordable housing

    Thu Sep 2, 2021 - 04:30 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Responding to the publication of the Housing for All plan, Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said it was heavy on aspiration but lacks ambition on State-led delivery, said it required detai...
  13. Campaign against sharing of intimate images without consent welcome

    Thu Sep 2, 2021 - 11:48 am - Brendan Howlin TD Education programme targeted at young people also needed to change online culture.Seven months on since the commencement of his bill to tackle online harassment and harmful communications, Labour Part...
  14. Survey results show need to reduce cost of school for parents

    Wed Sep 1, 2021 - 11:32 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Ban on voluntary contributions must be introduced.Free School Books and Meals should be delivered for all in Budget 2022.More financial support for back to school costs needed.Publishing the results o...
  15. Latest plan fails to address societal problems highlighted by pandemic

    Tue Aug 31, 2021 - 06:11 pm - Alan Kelly TD With the publication of a roadmap for the ending of restrictions, Labour Party Leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly paid tribute to all those who continue to play their part in the fight against ...