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  1. Answers needed after Scally removed from oversight of Cervical Check recommendations

    Wed Feb 24, 2021 - 01:52 pm - Alan Kelly TD After reports today of a lack of trust in screening programmes, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly called for an explanation from the government on why Dr Gabriel Scally has been dumped from oversight of ...
  2. Government must not delay in providing medical cards to all survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

    Wed Feb 24, 2021 - 01:14 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Spokesperson on Social Protection and Cork East TD Seán Sherlock welcomed the acceptance of the Labour Party amendment to ensure any survivor from Mother and Baby Homes is entitled to an enhan...
  3. Schools left in the dark by the Department of Dysfunction

    Wed Feb 24, 2021 - 12:26 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD No guidance provided in advance of schools reopening.No communication on the specific changes to the curriculum and examination process for certain subjects.No advice on assessment for predicted grade...
  4. 'Path Ahead' lacks clear metrics with no new plan to aggressively suppress Covid-19

    Tue Feb 23, 2021 - 07:14 pm - Alan Kelly TD Relies solely on vaccination rollout.No plan to aggressively suppress Covid-19 in the community.No change to lax travel policy.Antigen testing won't be considered until mid-March.Labour Party Leader a...
  5. Enhanced medical cards must be presented to all survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

    Tue Feb 23, 2021 - 03:13 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Sherlock submits amendment to issue enhanced medical card to all survivors who presented to ‘Mother & Baby Homes’ for any length of time; including while pregnant or on a post-natal basis.Labo...
  6. Children’s Rights Alliance Report Card 2021 underlines the need for a ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme

    Tue Feb 23, 2021 - 02:18 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Government must undertake an assessment of the impact that reduced timetables and prolonged school closures have had on children in Ireland.Labour is calling for the creation of a dedicated €100...
  7. Minister must explain why monies from Defence Budget returned to Exchequer

    Mon Feb 22, 2021 - 03:01 pm - Senator Mark Wall €56 million of the Defence budget was returned to the Exchequer between 2017 and 2020€130 million has been returned to the State from the Defence budget over the past 7 yearsLabour Senator Mark Wa...
  8. Night economy changes must not solely focus on licensing. Pay for bar and club workers must be included.

    Mon Feb 22, 2021 - 10:59 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Night-time economy must not be just seen as a hospitality business, it is about culture in our cities and towns. Workers, clubbers and communities must be included in the conversation.Late night worke...
  9. Sherlock meets Deliveroo workers, says company must respond to their demands

    Fri Feb 19, 2021 - 03:13 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Following meetings between Labour Party Spokesperson on Employment Affairs Senator Marie Sherlock and Dublin-based Deliveroo workers, she is now is now urging both policymakers and their employer...
  10. Case for a ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme made by legal experts

    Fri Feb 19, 2021 - 02:23 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Following the launch of the #ChildrensFutures campaign, organised by the Children’s Rights Alliance, Barnardos, Inclusion Ireland, the National Parents Council and As I Am, Labour Spokesperson for C...
  11. Exam fees should be waived for 2021

    Fri Feb 19, 2021 - 10:31 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for the Government to waive fees for this year’s Leaving Cert in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Students are traditionally asked to pay ...
  12. Ulster Bank Exit a hammer blow for Staff and Customers

    Fri Feb 19, 2021 - 07:30 am - Ged Nash TD Ulster Bank staff terms and conditions must be protected in any ultimate sale or merger Opportunity for third banking force must not be missed by government Immediate meeting needed between Ministe...
  13. Concerns of student nurses must be taken seriously by Government

    Thu Feb 18, 2021 - 04:16 pm - Senator Annie Hoey In advance of debating the Labour Party Student Nurses (Pay) Bill to end the exploitation of student nurses and midwives, Senator Annie Hoey has called for Government to take action and pay our studen...
  14. New Zealand’s Period Justice is Ireland’s Opportunity

    Thu Feb 18, 2021 - 12:51 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan has praised the work of Labour comrade Jacinda Arden for providing free period products in every school in New Zealand. Reacting to the news, Senator Moynihan highlight...
  15. Potential Ulster Bank exit must be tackled by Minister for Finance

    Thu Feb 18, 2021 - 09:14 am - Ged Nash TD 2,800 jobs at risk and loss of competition will cost customers Minister should use role to help reshape banking market Potential for a real third force in banking must be considered.Deputy N...