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  1. Statement on death of Colm Ó Briain former General Secretary of the Labour Party

    Fri Jul 31, 2020 - 10:41 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has expressed his sadness on the death of former General Secretary of the Labour Party Colm Ó Briain who had a distinguished career in the arts, media and politics.Depu...
  2. Dáil Reform ended tonight as Government took back control

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 10:36 pm - Duncan Smith TD new Taoiseach committed to end Government control of Dáil in 2016 but has now reversed the reforms he once sought.Labour Party whip Duncan Smith responding to the return of a majoritarian approach to...
  3. Massive concerns remain for workers in meat factories

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 09:43 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Massive concerns remain for workers in meat factories according to Labour Senator Annie Hoey who has described as extremely worrying reports that the significant rise in Covid-19 cases announced today...
  4. Dáil needs to be recalled to rectify PUP foul up

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 06:45 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Dáil needs to be recalled in order to deal with a foul up in relation to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment according to Labour Spokesperson on Enterprise, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. Deputy Ó Ríord...
  5. Children in Ireland are being "failed" by the State

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 01:11 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Labour Party’s Seanad group leader and party Spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality & Integration has highlighted what she describes as the State’s “failure” in its duty of car...
  6. Deadline to apply for school transport needs to be extended until there is clarity on how social distancing will work in schools

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 - 11:09 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The deadline to apply for school transport needs to be extended until there is clarity on how social distancing measures will work in schools according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Río...
  7. Wall welcomes opening of applications for €70 million Covid-19 Sport Ireland fund

    Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 04:29 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Spokesperson on Sport, Senator Mark Wall has welcomed the opening of the application process for €70 million funding by Sport Ireland for sporting organisations through four different targete...
  8. Minister needs to guarantee that students with special needs won’t lose out under roadmap to reopen schools

    Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 04:02 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education needs to guarantee that students with special needs won’t lose out under the roadmap to reopen schools according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Und...
  9. Request for State Car made by former Taoiseach but when did it happen?

    Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 02:56 pm - Alan Kelly TD Who is actually in charge, and when was request made by Varadkar?Following the latest revelations about the allocation of a State car to the Minister for Foreign Affairs made on the request of the for...
  10. Roadmap for reopening disability services should be the same as the opening of schools

    Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 01:31 pm - Alan Kelly TD The roadmap for reopening disability services should be the same as the roadmap for opening schools according to Labour Leader Alan Kelly who raised the issue with Taoiseach Michéal Martin at Leaders...
  11. PUP - Outstanding questions remain for Minister

    Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 12:25 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Responding to the latest government u-turn on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Labour Social Protection Spokesperson Seán Sherlock has welcomed the decision by the Minister saying common sense...
  12. No Cash without Conditions - Labour tables amendments to Finance bill

    Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 09:43 am - Ged Nash TD Labour says Financial Provisions (Covid-19) Bill should be amended to better protect workers in bailed out firms Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash TD has brought forward amendments to toda...
  13. O’Brien Spinning on Rental Arrears

    Tue Jul 28, 2020 - 04:11 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Fianna Fáil are ‘spinning’ on the issue of rent arrears according to Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan. Moynihan was speaking after the publication of a report from the E...
  14. Coveney State car costing €200,000 a year

    Tue Jul 28, 2020 - 02:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Decision to retain Garda car and drivers for fourth Minister not signed off on by CabinetAfter it was confirmed to Labour Leader Alan Kelly TD in the Dáil today that there was no Cabinet decision to ...
  15. Government Need to Come Clean on Phoney Pay Cut

    Tue Jul 28, 2020 - 11:43 am - Ged Nash TD Reacting to the news of the Government’s phoney 10% pay cut which will leave Minister’s €1,000 better-off,  Labour Spokesperson on Public Expenditure & Reform Ged Nash TD stated that th...