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  1. Government staycation subsidy in September is too little too late for the Irish tourism sector 

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 12:24 pm - Senator Mark Wall Waiting until September to introduce a staycation subsidy will be too little too late for the Irish tourism sector according to Labour Spokesperson on Tourism and Sport, Senator Mark Wall who was reac...
  2. Scale of EU funds not large enough

    Tue Jul 21, 2020 - 08:51 am - Alan Kelly TD With the final grant package agreed at the EU summit last night over 20% less than was planned, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said the scale of funding was not large enough, and the compromise on the...
  3. Government risks a childcare crisis in September – certainty is required now - Sherlock

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 04:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock has called on Government to move quickly to properly resource the early years sector, saying that there is significant risk of a...
  4. Cllr Terry O’Brien calls for support for Debenhams workers

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 04:05 pm - Cllr Terry O'Brien At the meeting of Kerry County Council today, Labour Tralee Councillor Terry O’Brien successfully called on the Mayor to use his office on behalf of the elected Councillors to ensure Debenhams worke...
  5. Sherlock urges people not to be complacent with farm safety

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 01:57 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Speaking at the start of Farm Safety Week Labour Spokesperson on Agriculture Sean Sherlock has urged people not to be complacent with machinery and livestock  Deputy Sherlock said  ...
  6. Increased funding needed for Rape Crisis Centres and Network

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 01:55 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The figures published today by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) are deeply concerning said Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik, commending the RCNI on their work, and calling for enhanced funding t...
  7. Urgent update needed on status of ban on evictions and rent increases

    Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 12:54 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Delayed cabinet meeting means new regulations left until last minute.Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Government to provide certainty for renters today on how long the ba...
  8. Statement by Alan Kelly TD on the passing of Ruth Morrissey

    Sun Jul 19, 2020 - 01:22 pm - Alan Kelly TD Commenting on the passing of Ruth Morrissey, Labour Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said:“I want to offer my condolences and those of the Labour Party to the family and friends of Ruth Morrissey who has pass...
  9. Ban on evictions and rent rises must be extended beyond August

    Sun Jul 19, 2020 - 11:43 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan With hundreds of thousands of workers unlikely to be back in work by the end of August it would be absolutely disgraceful not to extend the ban on evictions and rent increases until at least the end o...
  10. Green List must address travel concerns

    Sun Jul 19, 2020 - 11:00 am - Duncan Smith TD Mandatory airport testing for visitors from Covid-19 hotspots needed.Clarity needed on whether Irish people are deemed ok to travel to Green list.With the Government due to publish a list of green lis...
  11. Renters need certainty not legal row on eviction ban and rent freeze

    Fri Jul 17, 2020 - 11:51 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Reports of a 'major constitutional row' over Government plans to extend the current rent freeze and the ban on evictions is deeply worrying said Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan, saying it...
  12. Minister must address Dáil on Leaving Cert results delay and reason for withholding information

    Fri Jul 17, 2020 - 08:15 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD  Ministers must be accountable to the Dáil but deliberately withheld answer on Leaving Cert. The Minister for Education must address the Dáil on Tuesday over the three week delay in issuin...
  13. Decision to delay Leaving Cert results until September 7th will adversely affect students

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 08:29 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The decision to delay the issuing of Leaving Cert results by more than three weeks until September 7th will adversely affect incoming 1st year students according to Labour Spokesperson on Further, Hig...
  14. Minister must clarify when Leaving Cert results will be released

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 06:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education must clarify how and when Leaving Cert results will be released according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán O Riordáin.O Riordáin was speaking after Education Minis...
  15. Renter Protections package must be comprehensive to improve Housing Security

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 04:33 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Short notice of extension unacceptable, no extension date indicated yet.With the Minister for Housing confirming he will extend the rent freeze and moratorium on evictions in some way, Labour Housing ...