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  1. PUP payment level must be restored for creative industries

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 - 06:29 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Questioning the Minister for Social Protection in the Dáil this evening, Labour spokesperson Seán Sherlock called on her to restore the full €350 pandemic unemployment payment for those in the liv...
  2. Sick pay can’t wait six months

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 - 04:47 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Responding to the Government’s plan to delay a decision on Labour’s sick pay proposals by at least six months, Labour’s spokesperson on Employment Affairs Senator Marie Sherlock said:“The lack...
  3. Ireland must get serious on Wealth Taxes

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 - 01:46 pm - Ged Nash TD Central Bank report confirms scale of wealth inequality in Ireland.Wealthiest 20% now have a median wealth of over €853,000 per person, with poorest 20% only having €1,000 per person.Wealth taxes ...
  4. Covid figures in Childcare settings highlight need for Labour Sick Pay Bill

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 - 12:53 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Ivana Bacik has highlighted figures released in response to a Dáil question, which reveal that as of 18 September, T...
  5. Make PUP payment fit for purpose

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 - 07:23 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Government needs to move speedily on supports for workers in Dublin in the Arts, Events and Hospitality sectors.Restore €350 payment level.As thousands of workers in Dublin face into no work for thr...
  6. Eviction ban must be reinstated

    Mon Sep 21, 2020 - 11:03 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Minister for Housing should bring forward emergency legislation this week. With thousands of workers losing their jobs or on temporary lay off in Dublin, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan h...
  7. Disability services must be properly funded in Winter Plan

    Mon Sep 21, 2020 - 09:37 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that the HSE’s Winter Plan must allocate significant resources to disability services.Deputy Kelly said:“As part of the upcomin...
  8. Three Measures needed to support Dubliners in lockdown

    Sun Sep 20, 2020 - 11:57 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD €350 PUP payment must be restored.Ban on evictions and rent increases must be implemented now.Banks must extend repayment breaks for the duration of Level 3.The lack of support from the government f...
  9. Capital Gains Tax should increase in Budget - not be cut

    Sun Sep 20, 2020 - 11:08 am - Ged Nash TD Greens must hold nerve and seek increase in wealth taxes and restriction of reliefs.In the middle of a pandemic, Labour Finance spokesperson Ged Nash said it's time to consider increasing taxes on wea...
  10. Minister needs to urgently review SHD Development guidelines

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 03:34 pm - Darragh Moriarty Bailey Gibson site SHD out of kilter with the local areaThe Strategic Housing Development planning process needs to be urgently reviewed by the Minister according to Labour Councillor Darragh Moriarty...
  11. Bacik welcomes recognition for Pharmaceutical Assistants

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 02:09 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Ivana Bacik has welcomed the passage through the Seanad today of an amendment she and the Labour group had proposed t...
  12. Dublin renters must be protected

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 09:57 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan · Eviction ban needs to be reinstatedDublin renters must be protected and the eviction ban needs to be reinstated according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Senator Moynihan wa...
  13. Dublin package of supports needed to protect people and businesses

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 09:38 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Swift action needed to reassure public with comprehensive package of supports.PUP payment levels and renter protections must be restored.Application period for Restart grant should be extended along w...
  14. €350 PUP level must be restored as new restrictions due to come in

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 09:04 am - Seán Sherlock TD Following the government cuts yesterday to the €350 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Labour Social Protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock said the levels must be immediately restored as additional res...
  15. The World Needs Women’s Work – Time to Close Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 06:00 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Ivana Bacik has marked the first-ever UN International Equal Pay Day (18th September 2020) by calling for government ...