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  1. Carbon budgets must accelerate climate action

    Tue Oct 26, 2021 - 10:43 am - Ivana Bacik TD Labour climate spokesperson Ivana Bacik has welcomed the publication of carbon budgets but said the devil will be in the detail. Ahead of COP meeting this week, Deputy Bacik said a step change is requ...
  2. EPA report shows that Government are kicking the can on climate action

    Fri Oct 22, 2021 - 09:00 am - Ivana Bacik TD Labour’s climate spokesperson Ivana Bacik said today that the EPA report showing Ireland’s slowing of emission reductions provides further proof that the government is kicking the can on climate a...
  3. Workers can't be forgotten as nightlife fully re-opens

    Fri Oct 22, 2021 - 08:05 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Speaking on the day that nightlife finally re-opens on a mass scale, Labour’s Arts and Culture spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock wished all revellers, owners and workers in night clubs, bars and r...
  4. Confirmation of high levels of harassment and bullying in the Arts sector requires urgent and comprehensive Government response

    Thu Oct 21, 2021 - 04:00 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour arts and culture spokesperson Marie Sherlock said that research published today confirms concerns about widespread harassment and bullying in the Arts sector. Commenting on the Speak Up report ...
  5. Gambling Authority must have sufficient teeth to create change

    Thu Oct 21, 2021 - 02:31 pm - Senator Mark Wall Welcoming the establishment of an independent Gambling Regulatory Authority, Labour Senator Mark Wall said the Authority must be empowered to protect players and anyone suffering from a gambling probl...
  6. Drop in LEADER funding very worrying for rural development

    Wed Oct 20, 2021 - 01:42 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour agriculture spokesperson Seán Sherlock has said the drop in LEADER funding announced today is a worrying signal to all in rural Ireland. Questioning the government’s commitment to sustainabl...
  7. Common sense approach needed for schools affected by outbreaks

    Wed Oct 20, 2021 - 12:16 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Commenting on the news that most pupils at CBS primary school in Wexford stayed out of school today, Deputy Ó Ríordáin said the Department needs to take a common sense approach and listen to the sc...
  8. Justice Minister dodging questions on decriminalisation of drug users

    Tue Oct 19, 2021 - 03:45 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Responding to the Minister of Justice’s failure to answer questions about decriminalising drug user, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said we need to change the culture around drug use in Ireland. Ó...
  9. Healthcare workers should receive boosters

    Tue Oct 19, 2021 - 03:04 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith has called for all healthcare workers to receive a booster vaccine. As case numbers continue to rise, Deputy Smith said we have the capacity to provide booster ...
  10. Extension of the shared healthcare scheme welcome

    Tue Oct 19, 2021 - 02:02 pm - Senator Mark Wall Speaking after the Seanad Special Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, Labour defence spokesperson Mark Wall welcomed the confirmation from the Department of Health that the ...
  11. Cohabiting couples deserve same welfare supports and recognition – support modern families

    Tue Oct 19, 2021 - 09:07 am - Alan Kelly TD No Widow’s/Widower’s Pension for surviving partner if one dies.Constitution only recognises the marital family.Laws and social protection payments must be changed to protect cohabiting couples.The...
  12. Pets are not an extravagance – landlords must end blanket ban

    Mon Oct 18, 2021 - 01:23 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the rogue practice of landlords charging 'pet rent' must be stamped out. Calling for government support for Labour’s renters’ rights bill, Senator...
  13. HSE must confirm ICU capacity is available

    Mon Oct 18, 2021 - 11:07 am - Duncan Smith TD Urgent briefing for opposition needed this weekLabour health spokesperson Duncan Smith has called on the HSE to ensure that they are in a position to provide surge capacity at short notice should it b...
  14. Advice to work from home must be matched by immediate Government action on tax relief for utility costs

    Sat Oct 16, 2021 - 11:02 am - Senator Marie Sherlock 30% tax relief announced in the Budget for remote workers must be backdated for 2021Marked contrast in Budget this week compared with Budget 2021 where tax relief was backdated last yearGovernment mus...
  15. What will it take for Minister and DCC to act on Dublin Fire Brigade Concerns?

    Fri Oct 15, 2021 - 08:40 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has called on the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Dublin City Council to make an immediate start on resolving the very serious issues for Dublin F...