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  1. Labour Bill will protect people working from home

    Wed Nov 18, 2020 - 09:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on Second Stage Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill 2020 Check Against Delivery 12 November 2020Thank You Ceann Comhairle,Sometimes Governments, and in...
  2. Enormous amounts borrowed in Budget 2021 to change very little

    Wed Oct 14, 2020 - 01:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on Budget 2021.Yesterday was a historic occasion. It was the first time a Budget was announced outside of Leinster House, it was the largest Budget in the hist...
  3. A two tier health system in a two tier economy - time for a New Social Contract

    Tue Oct 13, 2020 - 02:37 pm - Ged Nash TD Speech by Ged Nash TD, Labour Finance spokesperson on Budget 2021. Check against deliveryWe have known deadly disease on our island before.In the 1800’s the Great Hunger saw millions emigrate or die...
  4. We are ready to have this conversation as a country

    Thu Oct 1, 2020 - 06:31 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly on the Dying with Dignity Bill at Second Stage , 1st October 2020As Leader of the Labour Party and our spokesperson on Health, I want to add mine and my Partyâ...
  5. Sick pay is required in a health crisis.

    Wed Sep 23, 2020 - 11:48 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking on the Labour Party's Sick Leave and Parental Leave (Covid-19) Bill 2020 in the Dáil, Labour Business spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said:“What greater action can the State take to pro...
  6. Programme for Government a lost opportunity to transform our country and society

    Sat Jun 27, 2020 - 10:11 am - Alan Kelly TD Speech by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly at the sitting of Dáil Éireann in the Convention Centre to elect a new Taoiseach.Today the Labour Party will be opposing both the nominations for Taoiseach t...
  7. Guidance needed from Government on bonkers 2 hour rule

    Thu May 21, 2020 - 11:20 am - Alan Kelly TD Taoiseach, our thoughts are with the families of this who lost their lives in the last week and to all the workers out there who are our heroes.This week I want to raise three issues with you:Workers ...
  8. Speech by Labour Party leader, Alan Kelly TD, at the James Connolly Commemoration

    Sun May 17, 2020 - 11:00 am - Alan Kelly TD ‘Labour, the Party of Work’Commemoration of James ConnollyArbour Hill, Sunday 17th May 2020Check against delivery As we gather today to remember James Connolly, my thoughts are also with ever...
  9. Govt shouldn’t undervalue and under appreciate the contribution of the arts sector

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 06:05 pm - Duncan Smith TD The COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges for the arts and cultural sector. Following a survey by the Arts Council of almost 300 arts organisations across the country, it is estimated tha...
  10. Additional supports needed for workers in tourism industry and aviation sector

    Wed May 6, 2020 - 04:11 pm - Duncan Smith TD Hospitality within Tourism sectors:I am delighted that we have a chance to discuss Tourism today. I think we all share in this house a sense of pride in our country as a beautiful, welcoming and varie...
  11. European Recovery Fund needed to boost a post-Covid recovery

    Wed May 6, 2020 - 11:36 am - Duncan Smith TD Once again, the EU is faced with a major crisis. And this crisis has the potential to make or break the Union.The test this time is whether the EU can demonstrate solidarity between its member states ...
  12. Smith questions Health Minister on Covid-19 related issues

    Thu Apr 30, 2020 - 04:19 pm - Duncan Smith TD I would like to pass on my our sincere condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones to COVID 19 since this House last met a week ago. The crisis continues and the sadness mounts as we cont...
  13. Transparency of decision making essential

    Thu Apr 30, 2020 - 01:18 pm - Alan Kelly TD Remarks by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly in Dáil Éireann during Leader Statements on Thursday 30th April"I want to pay my respects to all the people who have lost their lives and their families.&nb...
  14. Kelly raises questions on Covid-19 democratic accountability

    Thu Apr 23, 2020 - 11:08 am - Alan Kelly TD Taoiseach, since this Dáil met this day last week 4,124 more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and a further 337 people have sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with the families and loved one...
  15. We can't go back to business as usual post-Covid19

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 02:10 pm - Ged Nash TD I welcome this opportunity to place this statement on the record of the House.My first thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have sadly passed away.If this crisis has done anything, it has put...