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  1. Mixed messages from Gov on Leaving Cert adding to students' concerns

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 06:53 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, said mixed messages from Government are not serving exam students well.This comes as the Taoiseach said at a media briefing that the Leav...
  2. EU must step up to support workers and a swift recovery

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 01:13 pm - Ged Nash TD Responding to the latest live register figures, Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash TD,  has reiterated calls for an EU “unemployment reinsurance scheme” to support a swift...
  3. Freeze Interest and Surcharges on Credit Card and Loans, and increase overdrafts

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 10:38 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in relation to the risk of people racking up months of compound interest and surcharges on loans and credit card debt due to the coronavirus epidemic, Brendan Howlin TD, has called on the Gov...
  4. PPE critically important for staff in community care

    Wed Apr 1, 2020 - 01:15 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly, has called on more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be supplied to health staff such as nursing home staff, home helps, carers and social workers.De...
  5. Action needed on Domestic Violence

    Wed Apr 1, 2020 - 12:46 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour Justice spokesperson Seán Sherlock has welcomed Operation Faoisimh but said additional supports to tackle domestic violence will be needed as the Covid-19 lockdown continues.Minister should re...
  6. Dáil should set example and #StayAtHome

    Tue Mar 31, 2020 - 12:48 pm - The Labour Party The Labour Party disagrees with the decision of the Business Committee today that the Dáil would continue to sit on Thursday.The Labour Parliamentary Party has agreed that our TDs would not attend th...
  7. Winter Fuel Allowance must be extended

    Sat Mar 28, 2020 - 04:23 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called for the fuel allowance payment to be extended for two additional weeks to include the Easter Weekend.Deputy Smith wrote to Minister Doherty today ...
  8. Banks must face consequences for actions

    Sat Mar 28, 2020 - 03:44 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Reacting to multiple reports of banks unfairly withholding support from mortgage customers, the leader of the Labour Party said that any bank or financial company that acts against the public interest...
  9. Slow down to save lives

    Sat Mar 28, 2020 - 12:18 pm - Rebecca Moynihan Labour Cllr Rebecca Moynihan has called on drivers to slow down and save lives on near empty roads.Councillor Moynihan said:“Speeding causes accidents and slowing down will save lives. With far less...
  10. Senator Bacik confirms Labour's view on powers of incoming Seanad

    Fri Mar 27, 2020 - 01:35 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking today on the Seanad Order of Business in advance of the debate on the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020, Senator Ivana Bacik expressed condolences to the families...
  11. Clarity needed for staff in private hospitals

    Fri Mar 27, 2020 - 01:10 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called for the Government to clarify if staff in private hospitals that have assumed section 38 of the Health Act, will be given the same rights as...
  12. Calls to cancel Junior Cert are irresponsible

    Fri Mar 27, 2020 - 12:33 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said calls by Fianna Fáil to cancel the Junior Certificate are irresponsible.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“Calls by Fianna Fáil to canc...
  13. Decision to pay student nurses welcome

    Thu Mar 26, 2020 - 05:40 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has welcomed the decision to pay student nurses.Deputy Kelly said:“I welcome the decision by the Government to pay student nurses as healthcare assis...
  14. Nurses and midwives should not lose out on premium pay at this time

    Thu Mar 26, 2020 - 02:51 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Minister for Health to respond to concerns nurses have around loss of pay at this time.Deputy Kelly said:“I understand from the INM...
  15. Exam fees should be waived for 2020

    Thu Mar 26, 2020 - 11:13 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called for Leaving and Junior Certificate fees to be waived for this academic year.Deputy Ó Ríordáín said:“In the last few days I ...