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  1. Has there been a slipping of ambition when it comes to ending Direct Provision?

    Wed Dec 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to news reports that Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman TD has told NGOS that a government White Paper on ending Direct Provision, which was due fo...
  2. Questions remain on vaccination plan

    Tue Dec 15, 2020 - 03:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said that additional questions remain unanswered following the publication of the Covid-19 Vaccination Implementation Plan.Deputy Kelly ...
  3. Labour bill would save people money by tackling the loyalty penalty and poor customer service

    Tue Dec 15, 2020 - 11:30 am - The Labour Party Proposed law would outlaw practise of existing customers being charged higher rates for subscription services like insurance, utilities and telecommunications.Obliges companies like Eir to handle cust...
  4. Cost rental scheme welcome but the devil will be in the detail

    Mon Dec 14, 2020 - 02:30 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has welcomed an announcement by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien of a cost rental scheme of 350 homes by the end of 2021. Senator Moynihan ...
  5. Discrimination against loyal customers with differential pricing must end

    Mon Dec 14, 2020 - 02:01 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour to publish Consumer Protection bill to end the perverse ‘loyalty penalty’Central Bank interim report shows urgent need for action.With an interim Central Bank report showing that more loyal...
  6. Viatris job losses a huge blow but future options for site must be examined

    Fri Dec 11, 2020 - 04:32 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Taskforce needed to find alternative users for the Baldoyle facility.Workers must receive all available supports as manufacturing is wound down over two years.Labour Enterprise spokesperson Aodhán Ó...
  7. Fall in Ireland’s home ownership rate means stronger protections are needed for renters

    Fri Dec 11, 2020 - 02:59 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan REITs who are buying up large volumes of new developments are putting home ownership out of reach of ordinary people Failure on social housing and affordable rental is exasperating the probl...
  8. Alternative uses for Midlands power stations must be found

    Fri Dec 11, 2020 - 10:15 am - Alan Kelly TD Transfer to Local Authorities or tender for other uses must be carried out.Biomass option appears to have been abandoned.Just Transition Taskforce urgently needed to prevent rust belts.Labour Party Le...
  9. Unacceptable that there are only 15 Changing Place toilets in Ireland - Progress needed on Changing Places initiative

    Thu Dec 10, 2020 - 12:15 pm - Senator Mark Wall Decision to set up a working group welcome but group must report back with their findings soonKildare South based Labour Senator Mark Wall has said we need to see progress from the Department of Housi...
  10. Insurance Plan long on aspiration but short on concrete actions

    Tue Dec 8, 2020 - 05:53 pm - Ged Nash TD Long-promised reforms on perjury and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board all welcome.Absence of plans for innovative pooled insurance schemes to help make insurance more affordable for childcare pr...
  11. Extension of Parent’s Leave must not exclude low-income families

    Tue Dec 8, 2020 - 05:27 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to news that Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman TD has secured Cabinet approval for the extension of paid Parent’s Leave by three weeks, Labour S...
  12. Return of Iveagh Markets to Guinness Family welcome, it should never have been allowed to fall into this level of disrepair

    Tue Dec 8, 2020 - 05:21 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan State must step in and work with Lord Iveagh to ensure the market is restored Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has welcomed the return of the Iveagh Markets treo the Guinness...
  13. “We must support the scientists who have delivered the vaccines” – Kelly

    Tue Dec 8, 2020 - 03:30 pm - Alan Kelly TD All TD’s and Senators should sign Labour’s vaccine pledgeTaoiseach needs to talk to social media companies about combatting misinformationAnswers needed on how the necessary data for distribution ...
  14. Labour publishes bill to pay student nurses and midwives

    Tue Dec 8, 2020 - 11:21 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Further & Higher Education spokesperson Senator Annie Hoey has today published a bill that would provide for student nurses and midwives to be paid.Senator Hoey said:“Today we’ve launch...
  15. Irish Third-Level students twice as likely to be from affluent backgrounds - Govt should be offended by findings of HEA report

    Mon Dec 7, 2020 - 01:59 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Citizens Assembly on education needs to be established to tackle these issuesIrish Third-Level students’ students are twice as likely to be from affluent backgrounds according to the findings of a n...