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  1. Transparency on COVID Vaccination Roll Out & Strategy Essential

    Wed Dec 30, 2020 - 11:37 am - Alan Kelly TD  Kelly asks Government to Publish Daily Figures & Vaccine Procurement Updates.Transparency essential to give people hope for the future.Leader of the Labour Party Alan Kelly has called on the...
  2. Defence force personnel have played their part in the fight against Covid

    Tue Dec 29, 2020 - 11:28 am - Senator Mark Wall Labour Spokeperson on Defence, Senator Mark Wall has paid tribute to members of the Defence Forces who continue to assist in the battle against Covid-19.On average, Since 13 March 2020, an average of ...
  3. New Restrictions necessary but extra resources for contact tracing needed

    Tue Dec 22, 2020 - 01:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Essential workers over Christmas should be allowed travel for a few more days after 26th.Additional supports needed asap for workers and businesses forced to close.Tracing system must be radically imp...
  4. Irish people in UK struggling to get through to DFA phone line

    Tue Dec 22, 2020 - 10:17 am - Duncan Smith TD Extra resources needed for phone lines.Responding to cases of Irish people finding it difficult to get through to Department of Foreign Affairs phone line in the UK, Labour Transport spokesperson Dunc...
  5. Deportation of family to UK should not proceed before 31st December

    Tue Dec 22, 2020 - 09:20 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Office of the Minister for Justice refused to halt transfer.Family should not be deported to UK now where new Covid strain is circulating.Having received reports that a family with four young children...
  6. Mandatory Covid testing at ports now essential

    Sun Dec 20, 2020 - 03:46 pm - Duncan Smith TD Cabinet should be brought forwardClear guidance on Covid-19 restrictions now needed. Ramped up testing and tracing capacity essential for coming weeks.With the government due to introduce a 48 ho...
  7. Labour welcome the establishment of the commission on Defence but pay and conditions concerns remain

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 - 06:13 pm - Senator Mark Wall Following our submission to the Department of Defence, the Labour Party and Party Defence Spokesperson, Senator Mark Wall have cautiously welcomed the establishment of the Commission and wish it well ...
  8. Labour Senators welcome passage of Coco’s Law through the Seanad

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 - 06:04 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Today, Friday 18th December, Labour Senators have welcomed the passage of the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 through all stages of the Seanad.Reacting to the passage...
  9. Howlin welcomes final passage of his bill - Coco’s Law - to tackle online harassment and image based sexual abuse

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 - 06:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Long three year campaign to make the internet a safer place.New law will tackle image based sexual abuse and online harassment.Bill named in honour of Nicole ‘Coco’ Fox Fenlon.Labour Justice Spoke...
  10. Smith welcomes Committee Report on Climate Bill – a decade of concerned action an imperative

    Fri Dec 18, 2020 - 05:34 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Climate Action Duncan Smith has welcomed the publication of the pre-legislative scrutiny report from the Joint Committee on Climate on the Climate Action Low Carbon Develo...
  11. Public cannot wait for 5 days to hear about potential additional restrictions

    Thu Dec 17, 2020 - 08:44 pm - Alan Kelly TD Public and businesses need certaintyTaoiseach should bring forward cabinet meetingLabour Leader Alan Kelly says that the public cannot be expected to wait for 5 days to hear from the Government about ...
  12. McEntee contradicts Dáil statement - needs to fully explain contradictions in timeline and process

    Thu Dec 17, 2020 - 01:54 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following Leaders Questions in the Dáil where the Tánaiste avoided answering questions on the latest Woulfe process revelations Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said that there are contradictions in t...
  13. Tánaiste confirms to Kelly that vaccinations will start in Ireland this year 

    Thu Dec 17, 2020 - 01:14 pm - Alan Kelly TD The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has confirmed to Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly during Promised Legislation in the Dáil that vaccinations will start in the Republic of Ireland this year....
  14. Housing Minister disingenuous for announcing a co-living ban while allowing applications to sneak through

    Wed Dec 16, 2020 - 05:35 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has said that the Housing Minister is needs to state clearly that we a ban on co-living and not allow applications to sneak throughSenator Moyniha...
  15. Covid situation in Northern Ireland deeply concerning

    Wed Dec 16, 2020 - 02:07 pm - Alan Kelly TD Taoiseach needs to relay to the Executive serious concerns about their approach and encourage them to take actionSpeaking at Leaders Questions, Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly raised ...