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  1. Councils should employ wardens to maintain social distancing – Tuffy

    Mon Jul 6, 2020 - 09:58 am - Cllr Joanna Tuffy City and County Councils should employ social distancing wardens according to Cllr. Joanna Tuffy, Labour Councillor on South Dublin County Council.Cllr. Tuffy said: “Council social distancing warden...
  2. An Bord Pleanála website needs to be updated to allow for online appeals – Moynihan

    Mon Jul 6, 2020 - 09:39 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan An Bord Pleanála need to update their website to allow people to submit planning observations or objections online according to Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan says the move is necessary to ...
  3. First act of new Housing Minister should be to rescind co-living guidelines - Moynihan

    Thu Jul 2, 2020 - 11:35 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The first act of the new Housing Minister should be to suspend the guidelines for co-living according to Labour Party Senator Rebecca Moynihan. Moynihan was speaking after the new Minister said on Tod...
  4. Failure to appoint more women Ministers a missed opportunity - Bacik

    Thu Jul 2, 2020 - 11:19 am - Senator Ivana Bacik The failure to appoint more women to the Cabinet and as Junior Ministers is a missed opportunity, and there is more work to be done to achieve gender equality in the Dáil, accordi...
  5. New Education Minister has failed her first test, safe return of schools impossible without a financial package – Ó Ríordáin

    Wed Jul 1, 2020 - 07:15 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The New Education Minister has failed her first test according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and the safe return of all pupils to school will be impossible unless the Departme...
  6. Residential Tenancies Act should be reviewed – Moynihan

    Wed Jul 1, 2020 - 04:13 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Residential Tenancies Act should be reviewed in order to strengthen the rights of tenants, according to Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan was speaking after the launch of a research report ...
  7. Minister should extend SUSI deadline further and provide clarity on income eligibility rules

    Wed Jul 1, 2020 - 12:02 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The priority deadline for new applicants to SUSI should be extended beyond the July 9th and students need clarity on their grant eligibility if their income has been affected by Covid-19 according to ...
  8. New Defence Minister must address ICTU recognition for staff bodies

    Wed Jul 1, 2020 - 10:21 am - Senator Mark Wall No commitment given in Programme for Government, as papers lodged in High CourtFollowing the lodgement of papers in the High Court by PDFORRA, Labour Senator Mark Wall has said the new Minister for De...
  9. Kelly calls on new Minister for Health to restore services to St.Brigid’s Hospital

    Tue Jun 30, 2020 - 04:29 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD, pressed the new Minister for Health to signal when services will resume in St.Brigid’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Suir.Deputy Kelly said:“During my first opportunity...
  10. Council of Europe finding underlines urgent need to tackle gender pay gap

    Tue Jun 30, 2020 - 10:14 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Following yesterday’s finding by the Council of Europe European Committee of Social Rights that Ireland is in violation of the European Social Charter on women’s rights to equality at work, Labour...
  11. Labour Senators commit to advancing equality

    Mon Jun 29, 2020 - 12:11 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Leader of the Labour Seanad Group, Senator Ivana Bacik will today join her Labour colleagues in taking their seats for the first session of the incoming Seanad.Speaking before...
  12. Extra Junior Ministers will increase costs to over €3m a year

    Sun Jun 28, 2020 - 06:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD has questioned the rationale for the creation of even more Junior Ministers in the middle of a global recession and estimated that the three new offices and increase ...
  13. Bacik says creation of domestic violence minister position should be considered

    Fri Jun 26, 2020 - 12:01 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik has called on parties engaged in Government formation to revisit the question of creating a ministerial role tasked with tackling domestic and gender based violence in...
  14. Ó Ríordáin welcomes decision to extend school meals for July and August

    Thu Jun 25, 2020 - 04:17 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the decision by Government to extend school meals for July and August.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“I wholeheartedly welcome the news th...
  15. Urgent decision needs to be made on school meals this week – Ó Ríordáin

    Thu Jun 25, 2020 - 02:10 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD A decision on whether to extend the provision of free school meals over the summer period must be made this week according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Deputy Ó Ríordáin s...