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  1. Government must take concrete action to protect low paid workers

    Tue Jul 28, 2020 - 10:30 am - Senator Marie Sherlock The Government must take concrete action to protect low paid workers according to Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock. Sherlock was speaking after a report by the Ec...
  2. School reopening package may already be too late for some

    Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 06:56 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD no action on high primary class sizesIn response to the school reopening plan Labour education spokesperson Aodhan Ó Ríordáin said it came very late in the day with a hard deadline approaching, he ...
  3. Unanswered questions for Department of Social Protection 

    Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 03:45 pm - Seán Sherlock TD With the Department of Social Protection tracking people going abroad and stopping their payments, Labour Social Protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock said there were unanswered questions that the Mi...
  4. Student movement must be at the forefront of addressing the epidemic of sexual violence and harassment in education 

    Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 03:38 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Students and the student movement must be at the forefront of addressing the epidemic of sexual violence and harassment in education according to Labour Spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, S...
  5. Pay equality must extend to rest of public service

    Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 08:47 am - Ged Nash TD With both the Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure conceding they couldn’t have pay inequality in the Cabinet, Labour public expenditure spokesperson Ged Nash TD said the same pr...
  6. Additional funding needed to help sports clubs deal with the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis

    Sun Jul 26, 2020 - 08:19 pm - Senator Mark Wall Additional funding including a new round of Sports Capital funding is needed to help sports clubs deal with the effects of the Covid-19 crisis according to Labour Spokesperson on Tourism and Sport, Se...
  7. Generation of young people at risk if schools don’t return

    Sun Jul 26, 2020 - 03:23 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Opportunity now to permanently reduce class sizesWith a school reopening plan finally under preparation and due Monday, Labour Education  spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said it must address t...
  8. FF Renter bill flawed and full of holes

    Sun Jul 26, 2020 - 01:39 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan After examining the draft legislation for renters from the Minister for Housing, Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the latest Residential Tenancies Bill is flawed and full of holes and...
  9. These aren’t the Green jobs people voted for

    Sun Jul 26, 2020 - 11:13 am - Ged Nash TD Responding to revelations that Green Party Leader and Climate Action Minister Eamon Ryan is to appoint up to eight special advisers, Labour’s public spending spokesperson Ged Nash TD said;"When peop...
  10. Bill to tackle Revenge Porn must become law

    Sat Jul 25, 2020 - 01:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to the brave testimony of Megan, a victim of revenge porn, in the Irish Examiner today, Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin said passing his Harassment, Harmful Communications and Re...
  11. Help to Buy increase should be scrapped

    Sat Jul 25, 2020 - 12:05 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan €10k increase will drive price increasesLabour spokesperson on Housing, Rebecca Moynihan has highlighted a number of anecdotal sudden price increases in new house prices by up to €10,000 following...
  12. July stimulus fails to adequately deal with concerns for livelihoods of those in the Arts sector

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 07:34 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock The July stimulus fails to adequately deal with the major concerns of those working in the arts sector according to Labour Spokesperson on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture and the Gae...
  13. Bacik calls for update on O'Malley report into Sex Offences

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 02:40 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik As the most recent deadline for the publishing of the review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences in Ireland lapses, Labour Seanad leader and spokesperson on Children, Disability, E...
  14. Labour Leader announces key new staff appointments

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 02:00 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party leader Alan Kelly TD has announced the following new appointments to senior staff positions within the Labour Party, adding that the Party will be ready for an election whenever it comes....
  15. Changes to the Help to Buy Scheme will make housing more unaffordable

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 01:49 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The changes to the Help to Buy Scheme announced as part of the July stimulus will make housing more unaffordable according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan. Moynihan said the chang...