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  1. Defence Force families should not have to rely on Social Welfare to make ends meet

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 10:32 am - Senator Mark Wall Defence force families should not have to rely on social welfare payments such as the Working Family Payment to make ends meet, according to Labour Defence Spokesperson, Senator Mark Wall. Wall was sp...
  2. Stimulus fails to put money in pockets with no increase in Social Welfare rates

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 05:28 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour social protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock said the government could have put money in people’s pockets by increasing social welfare rates that would directly support local shops and busin...
  3. July stimulus is a missed opportunity for housing

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 05:20 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Nothing for rentersMore of the same failed approachThe July stimulus is a missed opportunity for housing with nothing for renters according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan. Senator Moy...
  4. July Stimulus lacks real ambition and fails Labour’s five tests

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 04:15 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour call for VAT cut endorsed by plan, but reduction must find its way into people’s pockets The Government has failed to meet Labour’s Five Tests for the July Stimulus, said Labour Finance and...
  5. Expansion of rent supplement needed as part of July stimulus

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 01:47 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The expansion of rent supplement is needed as part of the July stimulus according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Senator Moynihan said: “Many of the people availing of ...
  6. Minister needs to come into the Dáil and answer specific questions about schools reopening

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 12:33 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education needs to come into the Dáil and answer specific questions about the reopening of schools according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Ó Ríordáin was ...
  7. Principle of Mutual solidarity in EU Budget welcome

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 10:17 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil debate on the recent EU Council meeting, Labour’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Brexit, Brendan Howlin TD, welcomed the fact that the EU has now adopted the principle of ...
  8. We cannot allow the fate of Debenhams workers to be repeated

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 07:33 am - Senator Marie Sherlock The terrible treatment of the Debenhams workers must not become the fate of other workers in the retail sector, according to Labour Employment spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock.Speaking after a meet...
  9. Statement by Alan Kelly T.D on the death of Dr. Syed Waqqar Ali

    Wed Jul 22, 2020 - 04:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the passing of Dr. Syed Waqqar Ali, a doctor in the Mater hospital who died of Covid-19, Labour Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said:“I would like to offer my condolences and those of the Labou...
  10. Need for measures to counteract growing inequalities among children

    Wed Jul 22, 2020 - 10:59 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today to welcome the publication of the ESRI report ‘Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policy in Relation to Children and Young People,’ Senator Ivana Bacik called on the Governme...
  11. Increased SUSI grants needed too

    Wed Jul 22, 2020 - 08:39 am - Senator Annie Hoey While the government has doubled the funding for the Student Assistance Fund, Labour Higher Education spokesperson Annie Hoey said that the Minister should have secured increases to SUSI grants and th...
  12. Public must be reassured on travel following Green List shambles

    Wed Jul 22, 2020 - 06:16 am - Duncan Smith TD Definition of essential travel and publication of health advice needed.Lack of measures to assure public worrying.Following the Cabinet decision last night the Government must draw a line under the sh...
  13. Minister should not rely on developers to assess the public health implications of co-living developments

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 06:28 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The Housing Minister should not rely on developers to assess the public health implications of their own co-living developments according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan was s...
  14. Short term extension to rent freeze unacceptable - Moynihan

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 12:57 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The short-term extension to the rent freeze by 11 days until August 1st is unacceptable according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan.Moynihan was speaking after it was revealed that ...
  15. Labour calls for universal public childcare system

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 12:24 pm - The Labour Party Labour Party Spokespersons have today called on Government to move quickly to properly resource the childcare and early years sector and to take steps towards introduction of a universal public childc...