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  1. The World Needs Women’s Work – Time to Close Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 - 06:00 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator and spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Ivana Bacik has marked the first-ever UN International Equal Pay Day (18th September 2020) by calling for government ...
  2. Minister for Justice must bring forward amendments to Coco’s Law

    Thu Sep 17, 2020 - 05:28 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Minister promoting new bill today on conspiracy to murder but no sign yet of Government amendments to Coco’s law.Effective criminal sanctions needed for cyberbullying and online harassment.After res...
  3. Student cannot be used as free labour in our higher education sector

    Thu Sep 17, 2020 - 12:44 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Spokesperson on Higher Education, Senator. Annie Hoey, has raised concerns with the Minister for Higher and Further Education regarding the use of research students as unpaid teachers in the hi...
  4. Motor insurance customers must be refunded if anti-competitive behaviour is confirmed

    Thu Sep 17, 2020 - 12:14 pm - Ged Nash TD CPCC’s preliminary report suspects anti-competitive cooperation in some motor insurers over a 21-month period during 2015 and 2016.Findings come on top of Central Bank report which found massive dif...
  5. Clear plan needed for travel restrictions

    Thu Sep 17, 2020 - 11:52 am - Duncan Smith TD Explanation needed on airport testingA clear plan is needed from Government on travel restrictions according to Labour Transport Spokesperson, Duncan Smith T.D.Deputy Smith was speaking after it was a...
  6. Coco’s Law must be passed by Christmas

    Wed Sep 16, 2020 - 12:56 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Coco’s Law must be passed by Christmas according to Labour Justice Spokesperson Brendan Howlin who is reintroducing his Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill criminalising onl...
  7. Certainty needed for people in Dublin on Covid measures

    Wed Sep 16, 2020 - 12:42 pm - Alan Kelly TD Comprehensive and clear communications needed from GovernmentAfter failing to get any further clarity at Leader’s Questions from the Taoiseach, Labour Leader Alan Kelly said the government needs to ...
  8. Clear guidance needed for Higher Education Institutions in Dublin

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 05:44 pm - Senator Annie Hoey What is meant by ‘enhanced protective measures’ for HEIs in Dublin?Labour Higher Education spokesperson Annie Hoey has called for the publication of detailed guidelines on the recommended ‘enhan...
  9. Kelly rang Taoiseach to challenge Dáil adjournment

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 05:39 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly contacted the Taoiseach following the adjournment of the Dáil to challenge the sudden suspension, as it was his view business could be taken by Ministers of State, sayi...
  10. Taoiseach must give clear advice about Dublin and whether it is at Level 2 or 3

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 02:08 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Leader Alan Kelly T.D has called on the Taoiseach to give clear advice as to whether Dublin is at Level 2 or 3 of the Government’s medium-term plan for living with Covid.Speaking at Leader’...
  11. Election of Ann Heneghan welcome step towards gender equality in sport

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 12:30 pm - Senator Mark Wall The election of Ann Heneghan as the first ever female President of Connaght Rugby and the first woman to head an Irish province is a welcome step towards gender equality in sport and sends an importan...
  12. Bank Payment Breaks Must Continue for Workers in Worst Affected Sectors

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 12:07 pm - Ged Nash TD Payment breaks must continue where needed for workers and companies.Banks must drop the “COVID-19 penalty” applied to payment breaks, in line with European Banking Authority (EBA) guidelines.Respo...
  13. Internal Market Bill is a full-throated assault on the withdrawal agreement – Govt must now prepare for the likelihood of a no deal Brexit

    Tue Sep 15, 2020 - 10:50 am - Brendan Howlin TD “The Internal Market Bill which passed 1st stage in the House of Commons is a full-throated assault on the withdrawal agreement that was signed off by Boris Johnson and his Government and the UK Par...
  14. Teachers role in Leaving Cert and school reopening needs to be acknowledged and two-tier pay ended

    Mon Sep 14, 2020 - 01:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Pay inequality needs to be addressed in Budget 2021The role played by teachers in reopening schools and as part of the Leaving Cert calculated grades process needs to be acknowledged and the two-tier ...
  15. Urgent rescue package needed for taxi industry

    Sat Sep 12, 2020 - 03:59 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Transport, Duncan Smith TD has called on the Minister for Transport to deliver an urgent package of measures to rescue the taxi industry and ensure taxi drivers are able t...