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  1. Primetime programme on overcrowding shocking but not surprising

    Thu Dec 3, 2020 - 11:22 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Minister needs to immediately implement his own overcrowding bill that he introduced while in oppositionLabour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has described the RTÉ Investigates Primet...
  2. Minister needs to meet with Salvation Army over the closure of children-only hostel

    Thu Dec 3, 2020 - 04:56 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien to meet with the Salvation Army who run Lefroy House an emergency child only night shelt...
  3. Political accountability needed on vaccine rollout – we need to know who is ultimately in charge

    Thu Dec 3, 2020 - 02:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Contradictory announcements from Government on vaccine rolloutGovernment need to outline how they will deal with companies who want to provide the vaccine privately to employeesNeed to examine whether...
  4. Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens should be ashamed for voting against paying student nurses 

    Thu Dec 3, 2020 - 12:43 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Fianna Fáil statement outlining why the Government voted against the motion is gallingFine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens should be ashamed for voting against paying student nurses according to La...
  5. Labour bill one step closer to granting certainty for children born in Ireland to non-national parents

    Wed Dec 2, 2020 - 05:51 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik This evening, 2nd December 2020, the ‘Committee Stage’ debate on Labour’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 adjourned after one hour to facil...
  6. Young carer's going to bed hungry is far from the Republic of Opportunity promised by this Government

    Wed Dec 2, 2020 - 05:04 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Senator Annie Hoey is calling on the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to establish a dedicated team to support the estimated 67,000 young carers in Ireland tod...
  7. AIB job cuts plan a hammer blow for bank staff

    Wed Dec 2, 2020 - 02:59 pm - Ged Nash TD Moratorium on economic lay-offs needed for banking sectorMinister must use his power to prevent 1500 planned job cuts at bank in which State is majority shareholderAIB management must immediately enga...
  8. Questions remain around December 11th vaccine plan

    Wed Dec 2, 2020 - 02:33 pm - Alan Kelly TD We need to know the number of vaccines availableWho will get the vaccine first and in what order and how it will be stored?The IT infrastructure behind the distributionThe Public heath campaign that w...
  9. New EBA guidance should pave way for reintroduction of payment breaks

    Wed Dec 2, 2020 - 02:22 pm - Ged Nash TD No excuse for Irish banks not to reactivate structured payment breaks for borrowers in financial difficulty because of Covid-19 restrictions Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has said Irish ban...
  10. Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 returns to Seanad Committee Stage

    Wed Dec 2, 2020 - 12:32 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik The Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 returns to Committee Stage in the Seanad at 4:00pm today, having passed Second Stage in the Seanad in Novembe...
  11. Taoiseach needs to outline rollout strategy for Covid vaccines

    Tue Dec 1, 2020 - 03:29 pm - Alan Kelly TD Taoiseach should appoint a dedicated Minister with responsibility for vaccinesGovernment need to outline how the vaccine will be rolled out and how vaccine passports will be generated and who is polit...
  12. Tánaiste needs to stop holding up pay increases for contract cleaners

    Tue Dec 1, 2020 - 01:59 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock He needs to sign the Employment Regulation Order urgentlyLabour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock has called on the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment...
  13. Education Committee should consider OECD review on Leaving Cert

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 - 04:49 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Need for a reasonable, reflective debate on the future of the state examLabour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called for the Oireachtas Education Committee to consider the OECD revi...
  14. Wall urges Sports Clubs to take advantage of €40m capital grant scheme

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 - 02:17 pm - Senator Mark Wall With a package of €40 million confirmed for the Sports Capital and Equipment programme for next year, Labour Sports spokesperson Mark Wall has urged clubs and organisations to ensure they are prepar...
  15. Government must commit to addressing the gender disparity in sports funding

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 - 01:02 pm - Senator Mark Wall Decision by Oireachtas Sport Committee to examine gender disparity in sports overdueLabour Spokesperson on Sport, Senator Mark Wall has welcomed the announcement by the Chair of the Oireachtas Sport C...