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  1. Government’s Remote Working Strategy Misses the Point

    Fri Jan 15, 2021 - 03:02 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Strategy is just about promoting remote working, lip service paid to worker protectionsThreadbare detail, strategy is little more than a rehash of 2019 Government reportNo detail on what a right to re...
  2. Minister Donnelly must explain why he made changes to vaccine plan that leaves front line Covid facing staff behind

    Fri Jan 15, 2021 - 12:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Minister for Health must communicate why this is happening.Minister Donnelly must explain why he made changes to the Vaccine Roll Out PlanCovid facing frontline workers are struggling to treat patient...
  3. Urgent progress on working from home supports needed

    Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 07:19 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Two months since Labour launched bill to provide for right to disconnect and improved supports for workers.New Year lockdown highlights lack of progress by government.Labour bill would also require em...
  4. Leaving Cert Class of 2021 Call for Choice - Wall publishes survey results after 10,000 responses

    Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 05:00 pm - Senator Mark Wall Survey carried out by Senator Mark Wall with 10,984 responses on social mediaOver half of respondents favour predicted grades (53%)43% would like to have the choice of predicted grades or sitting this...
  5. Haphazard vaccine rollout must be retargeted to frontline heath workers

    Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 10:45 am - Alan Kelly TD All capacity in private hospitals must be made available.Government must put back in place March agreement to pay student nurses.Rapid antigen testing must be rolled out now after EU approval.Respondi...
  6. Ministerial order now required to halt Bessborough developments

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 02:33 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Minister for Housing must act using powers under Section 28 of Planning Act.Any other powers available to Government should be used.Cork East TD and member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Childre...
  7. Community Call should be extended to include those isolating and restricting their movements

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 01:56 pm - Cllr Joanna Tuffy Cllr. Joanna Tuffy has called for Community Call to be amended to explicitly include those being asked to isolate and restrict their movements as a target group for support from local community respon...
  8. North Inner City to be hardest hit by Government inaction on co-living. Serious questions about meaningfulness of co-living ban

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 12:40 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Government needs to be honest with communities. Failure to retrospectively apply “ban” stands in mark contrast to retrospective taxing of PUP601 co-living units within 1km radius in Phi...
  9. Survivors can’t wait until the end of 2021 for Information and Tracing Legislation

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 11:34 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Proper, robust and effective information and tracing legislation must be published as soon as possible.A timeline must be provided for survivors, legislators and civil society to appraise the Bill.The...
  10. Reintroduction of Benefit in Kind Concession for Company Cars Welcomed

    Wed Jan 13, 2021 - 10:00 am - Ged Nash TD The reintroduction of a concession for employees who use a company car for limited personal use as part of the Benefit in Kind (BIK) regime for “Employer-Provided Vehicles” has been welcomed by La...
  11. Government must continue engagement with survivors following welcome publication of Mother and Baby Homes Report

    Tue Jan 12, 2021 - 03:46 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Survivors, legislators and the public must be given time to digest report Further investigation into forced separation needed Timeline on implementation of recommendations needed Govern...
  12. Decision to approve Directly Elected Mayor in Limerick a transformative opportunity for local Government

    Mon Jan 11, 2021 - 03:43 pm - Cllr Conor Sheehan The Labour Party has welcomed the recent news that a Directly Elected Mayor (DEM) election could be held for Limerick City and County Council as early as October. The vote in Limerick showed that...
  13. Phoenix Park Traffic Management Proposals Welcome

    Mon Jan 11, 2021 - 02:39 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Bus service could be potential game changer in ensuring local and inclusive access.  Responding to media reports of the OPW’s traffic management proposals for the Phoenix Park, Senator Mar...
  14. Voices of Mother and Baby Home Survivors must be Heard

    Mon Jan 11, 2021 - 11:11 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to the leaked details of the Report into the Mother and Baby Home Commission published yesterday, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integratio...
  15. Labour calls for government action during school lockdown

    Mon Jan 11, 2021 - 10:13 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Vaccinate To Educate: Priority for SEN staff. Early Decision on Leaving Cert 2021.Post-Covid Recovery Fund Needed.The Labour Party Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has called on the Gov...