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  1. 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...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Kelly raises concerns around PPE availability

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 01:26 pm - Alan Kelly TD We as members of Dáil Éireann need to practice what we preach. The public health advice is to stay at home during this crisis. Our democratic institutions are central to everything we do and if the ...
  12. Politics has to work to deliver solutions during the COVID-19 crisis

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 04:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Remarks by Alan Kelly on second stage of COVID-19 emergency legislation, Dáil Éireann, Thursday 19th March 2020.As somebody who has worked with the health service over the last four years in my role...
  13. Solidarity with all affected by Coronavirus

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 - 03:32 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks by Brendan Howlin TD on second stage of the COVID-19 Emergency legislation, 19th March 2020.I would like to express my own solidarity – and that of the Labour Party – with everyone who is ...
  14. A Labour Party we can be proud of

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speech by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to Labour Party Leadership Hustings, Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Thursday 6th March 2020When I joined the Labour Party as a young teacher, I was teaching ten-year-old...
  15. Dáil must take Corona Virus risk seriously

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 04:32 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Statements on COVID-19Dáil Éireann, 5th March 2020Check against DeliveryCalls on Government to change the social protection rules so that workers can afford to stay at home if they need to self-isol...