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  1. July Stimulus must put money in pockets

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 03:52 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Speaking about Labour’s five tests for the Government’s July Stimulus, spokesperson on Social Protection, Seán Sherlock TD said that the stimulus must put money in the pockets of low income house...
  2. Labour sets five tests for July Stimulus and calls for a package of at least €10bn

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 01:00 pm - Ged Nash TD Package must make an impact, create and save jobs, and improve public servicesThe Labour Party Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has today published a set of five tests that the government’s upcoming Ju...
  3. Clearly communicated plan needed for the wearing of masks

    Wed Jul 15, 2020 - 08:21 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government needs to put in place a clearly communicated advisory plan for the wearing of face-masks according to Labour Spokesperson on Transport, Communication Networks and Climate Action Duncan ...
  4. New thinking needed on pensions sustainability issue

    Wed Jul 15, 2020 - 05:28 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Pensions affordability issue does not have to mean increase in pensions age.Responding to IFAC’s publication today, Labour spokesperson for employment affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock strongly reject...
  5. MNCs must pay their fair share of corporation tax

    Wed Jul 15, 2020 - 10:32 am - Ged Nash TD Labour has called for a minimum effective rate of corporation tax to be introduced.Speaking in response to the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) annulment of the Commission’s tax ruling aga...
  6. Dáil oversight on Tusla needed after Cork HIQA report

    Tue Jul 14, 2020 - 06:10 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has said that Oireachtas committee oversight needs be restored after the report from HIQA on failures in the Child Protection Notification System in CorkDeputy Sherlock sai...
  7. Minister must suspend co-living guidelines while review is taking place

    Tue Jul 14, 2020 - 04:27 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has urged the Minster for Housing to suspend the co-living guidelines while his promised review of them is taking place.Senator Moynihan said:"It is disapp...
  8. Parental leave plan fails to fix the immediate problem for parents of young babies.

    Tue Jul 14, 2020 - 06:35 am - Senator Marie Sherlock The extension of parental leave by three weeks is a welcome step but the roll out of this initiative fails to fix the immediate problem for parents of young babies.Reacting to the Government announcem...
  9. Stop US flights until mandatory Covid testing in place

    Mon Jul 13, 2020 - 12:47 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Transport spokesperson Duncan Smith has called on the Government to suspend flights from the United States and other Covid-19 hotspots until there is mandatory Covid-19 testing in place at our ...
  10. Remembering those who served on our National Day of Commemoration

    Sun Jul 12, 2020 - 02:43 pm - Senator Mark Wall Speaking on our National day of Commemoration, Labour Defence spokesperson Mark Wall paid tribute to all those who have served our people at home and abroad, and died in service to our country.Senator...
  11. Lack of direction on education from new Minister concerning

    Sun Jul 12, 2020 - 01:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Following an interview in the Sunday Independent, Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said it is deeply concerning the lack of direction and plans articulated by Minister Foley on key ...
  12. Backtracking on Eviction Ban by Housing Minister will increase homelessness

    Sun Jul 12, 2020 - 11:35 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Despite commitments in the Dáil this week towards extending the rent freeze and eviction ban, Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said reports this weekend indicate that Government parties w...
  13. Big Jack defined Irish sport for a generation

    Sat Jul 11, 2020 - 10:37 am - Alan Kelly TD Paying tribute to football legend Jack Charlton on his death at 85, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly remembered how his management of the Irish team brought us to success that we had never thought possi...
  14. Compulsory masks on public transport long overdue but more action needed

    Fri Jul 10, 2020 - 04:19 pm - Duncan Smith TD Following the confirmation that face masks will be compulsory on public transport from Monday, Labour Transport spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has welcomed the move which he called for some weeks ago, b...
  15. Civic engagement needed on future access to the Phoenix Park

    Fri Jul 10, 2020 - 01:24 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Reacting to the news of the re-opening of the perimeter gates to the Phoenix Park by the Office of Public Works, Senator Marie Sherlock has once again reiterated her call to the OPW to open up a ...