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  1. Right to Disconnect still needed in law as Code of Practice is guidance

    Thu Apr 1, 2021 - 11:48 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Code of Practice doesn’t provide a legal right to disconnect, just guidanceLabour Bill would enshrine legal right to switch off following best practice in other EU StatesWorking from Home (Covid-19)...
  2. Need to stem scourge of littering now

    Wed Mar 31, 2021 - 01:48 pm - Senator Mark Wall With pictures flooding social media that the good weather has led to a dramatic increase in littering, Labour Senator Mark Wall has highlighted the urgent need to progress the Labour Local Government ...
  3. Government Should Consult Labour Bill When Drafting Amendments to Pay Gap Legislation

    Wed Mar 31, 2021 - 10:49 am - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party’s Equality Spokesperson, Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed an announcement from the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality & Integration that he will bring forward amendment...
  4. Clarity needed on eviction ban and arbitrary 5km rule

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 05:47 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Responding to the Government’s updated Covid response, Labour housing spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan called for urgent clarity on the eviction ban currently in place to protect renters. Senat...
  5. Greater clarity still needed on vaccination programme

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 05:43 pm - Alan Kelly TD Responding to the announcement tonight from the Taoiseach, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said that with a path forward announced on the lifting of restrictions, it is vital that the government provid...
  6. No one should have to choose between their wages and their health – we need Sick Pay for All now

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 03:30 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Marking six months since the Government’s decision to delay Labour’s sick pay proposals, Labour’s spokesperson on Employment Affairs Senator Marie Sherlock said: “The Labour Party brought...
  7. Beefed-Up Financial Ombudsman Needed to Stop the Rot Within Financial Services Sector

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 01:51 pm - Ged Nash TD Financial Services & Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) crucial to promoting much-needed accountability and trust in the Irish financial sectorFSPO should be well-resourced and have sharp teeth to tackling...
  8. Any conversation on collective bargaining rights is welcome but Government's motives have to be questioned

    Tue Mar 30, 2021 - 11:05 am - Senator Marie Sherlock A review on collective bargaining underway will start important conversations said Labour Employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock, but questioned the motives of such a review if there is no commitment ...
  9. ‘Our Rural Future’ cannot become another false dawn

    Mon Mar 29, 2021 - 02:19 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Mostly a repackaging of already flagged proposals and plans.No new financial commitments beyond examining proposals.Responding to the publication today of ‘Our Rural Future’, Labour spokesperson S...
  10. Only 1 extra HSA inspector hired since Govt formed reveals Sherlock

    Sun Mar 28, 2021 - 10:58 am - Senator Marie Sherlock No extra HSA inspectors hired in second half of 2020.Only one Inspector hired so far in 2021, another two due by April.802 Covid related complaints so far in 2021.Labour Employment spokesperson Senato...
  11. Accountability still needed for Beacon

    Sat Mar 27, 2021 - 03:22 pm - Alan Kelly TD Will NTPF and outsourcing work given to the Beacon by reconsidered while CEO remains in place?Labour Party leader Alan Kelly, responding to the belated but welcome decision of the Health Minister to s...
  12. Constructive engagement on Labour Citizenship Bill Born Here Belong Here Campaign

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 02:52 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik At 2pm today, Friday 26th March 2021, the ‘Committee Stage’ debate on Labour’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 was adjourned without a vote...
  13. Insurance industry inertia unacceptable – time to treat customers fairly

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 02:05 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash TD has reiterated his call for the insurance industry to offer rebates to motor insurance customers. While some companies gave a small gesture to customers last ye...
  14. Beacon CEO has undermined entire vaccine process – he must go

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 01:54 pm - Alan Kelly TD Reacting to the news that the CEO of the Beacon hospital facilitated the vaccination of teachers in his children’s school, Labour leader Alan Kelly has called for the resignation of the CEO.Deputy K...
  15. Minister for Health must answer questions about Department dossier

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 - 11:28 am - Alan Kelly TD Following revelations in an RTÉ Investigates report into the mistreatment of information relating to the families of children with special educational needs, Labour leader and health spokesperson Ala...