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  1. Funding uncertainty for post primary further education colleges must be addressed

    Fri Jul 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin raised today at the special Covid-19 committee the funding uncertainty for post-primary further education colleges with roll numbers with the Depart...
  2. Consultation on remote working welcome, but it is not a silver bullet for all

    Thu Jul 9, 2020 - 03:20 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock has welcomed the public consultation process on remote working announced by the Government. Sherlock said that while the consulta...
  3. People with disabilities being left behind in Covid re-opening

    Thu Jul 9, 2020 - 01:24 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Government to outline specifically when day services for people with disabilities will return.Deputy Kelly said:“Today in the Dáil I raised the...
  4. Tánaiste confirms to Labour Party Leader appeal to SEO High Court judgement

    Thu Jul 9, 2020 - 11:56 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has welcomed the confirmation from the Tánaiste in response to his question today that the Government will appeal the Sectoral Employment Order judgement to the Supreme...
  5. Guidelines needed for safe resumption of driving lessons

    Thu Jul 9, 2020 - 11:54 am - Duncan Smith TD The Department of Transport need to provide back to work guidelines for driving instructors returning to work according to Labour Spokesperson on Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport. ...
  6. Government must address rent debt and mortgage arrears due to Covid-19

    Wed Jul 8, 2020 - 03:49 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan State scheme to address rent-related debt, and action to stop banks charging penalties and surcharges on mortgage arrears need.Speaking as the Dáil debates the Labour Party Private Members motion on ...
  7. Nash introduces Sectoral Employment Order Confirmation Bil

    Wed Jul 8, 2020 - 12:17 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour T.D for Louth & East Meath, Ged Nash introduced a Bill to the Dáil which if enacted, would see the terms of the three Sectoral Employment Orders which were struck down by the High Court tw...
  8. Government must act on mortgage interest for Covid-19 payment breaks

    Wed Jul 8, 2020 - 11:43 am - Ged Nash TD Labour Dáil motion tonight calls on the Government to stop the banks from charging penalties or surcharges on mortgage arrears accrued during the pandemic.Taoiseach tells Labour Leader that Minister ...
  9. More detail needed on changes to BreastCheck scheme

    Wed Jul 8, 2020 - 11:43 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that more detail is needed on the decision to reduce the number of women who can receive BreastCheck exams every year.Deputy Kelly ...
  10. Shannon group should have engaged with union before considering cutting jobs

    Wed Jul 8, 2020 - 10:47 am - Duncan Smith TD The Shannon Group should have engaged with the Shannon Group of Unions before any restructuring plans that will involve redundancies and pay cuts were even considered according to Labour Spokesperson ...
  11. Minister needs to announce a financial package this week, if schools are to return in September

    Tue Jul 7, 2020 - 05:03 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education needs to announce a financial package this week, if schools are to return in September as intended according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Ó Ríord...
  12. Report on children's Experiences of Direct Provision “troubling”

    Tue Jul 7, 2020 - 04:03 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party’s spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has described as “troubling” a report on the experiences of children in Direct Provision, p...
  13. New parents must not be forced to choose between childcare and returning to work

    Tue Jul 7, 2020 - 02:18 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock The Government must step up and support new parents who are being faced with an unacceptable choice between securing childcare and fully returning to work, according to Labour Spokesperson on Employme...
  14. Labour Leader Alan Kelly announces new team of spokespeople

    Tue Jul 7, 2020 - 11:00 am - Alan Kelly TD Speaking at the launch of the Labour Party’s spokesperson team, Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has said with a new Government in place, the work of the Labour Party is now focused on holding th...
  15. Minister needs to address the case of Leaving Cert students who may not be eligible for predicted grades

    Mon Jul 6, 2020 - 03:41 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education needs to address the case of Leaving Cert students who may be ineligible for predicted grades because they are self-taught according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán...