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  1. Strong Tracing system for Covid cases and rollout plan for vaccine needed

    Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 02:58 pm - Alan Kelly TD Kelly calls for leaders to be briefed by Government in advance of Thursday announcement.Detailed roll-out plan for Covid-19 vaccine must be published. With a crucial decision on exiting level 5 due la...
  2. How are we supposed to take Government seriously on climate change if the Climate Action Delivery Board hasn’t met in a year

    Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 12:27 pm - Duncan Smith TD Comprehensive explanation needed from Minister RyanLabour Spokesperson on Climate Action, Duncan Smith T.D has questioned why the high-level group for the Governments climate action strategy hasn’t ...
  3. All-of-Government approach needed to end Direct Provision

    Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 11:25 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Responding to an article in Sunday’s edition of the Business Post which reports on the concerns expressed by Housing officials about the implementation of the Catherine Day advisory group’s r...
  4. Minister’s belated decision to finally outlaw co-living is welcome – new guidelines needed on PBSA

    Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 10:44 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Legislation needed to ban developers converting student accommodation into tourist accommodation.Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has welcomed the decision by Housing Minister Dar...
  5. Tentative progress on greenhouse emissions welcome - low hanging fruit is not the solution to climate change

    Fri Nov 20, 2020 - 01:56 pm - Duncan Smith TD Action needed on transport emissions, infrastructure like MetroLink must be prioritisedBig polluters need to be tackledSpeaking after the release of provisional emissions figures for 2019 published by...
  6. Justice Committee should hold hearings on the Judicial Appointment Process

    Fri Nov 20, 2020 - 12:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD With the ongoing controversy over the appointment process used for the most recent Supreme Court vacancy, Labour Party Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin has today written to the Oireachtas Justice C...
  7. Bacik endorses findings of new report on Exploitation in the Sex Trade

    Fri Nov 20, 2020 - 10:42 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Commenting on the study published yesterday by the Sexual Exploitation Research Programme (SERP) at UCD, commissioned by the Department of Justice, which recommends continued enfor...
  8. Revelation that Minister has only met the INTO once since August is unbelievable and unacceptable

    Thu Nov 19, 2020 - 01:08 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The revelation that the Minister for Education has only met the INTO once since August is unbelievable and unacceptable according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.INTO General Se...
  9. Reliance on HAP shows the State is failing on social housing

    Wed Nov 18, 2020 - 06:01 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The reliance on HAP Shows the State is failing on social housing according to Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Senator Moynihan was speaking after the publication of an analysis b...
  10. Early passage into law of Labour’s Online Harassment Bill urgent

    Wed Nov 18, 2020 - 04:46 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Bill will outlaw image based sexual abuse by creating a new offence of distributing an intimate image without consentLabour Justice Spokesperson Brendan Howlin has said the early passage into l...
  11. Survey shows impact of working from home on mental health

    Tue Nov 17, 2020 - 05:30 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock ·        Key issues must be addressed before remote working becomes the norm ·        Labour Bill will support those workin...
  12. Strong Statutory Sick Pay Scheme an essential outcome of consultation process

    Mon Nov 16, 2020 - 12:13 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Bill was delayed for six months.Huge public support for Paid Sick Leave.Public Consultation will inform proposals.Responding to the Government’s belated public consultation on a statuto...
  13. Urgent guidance needed on Christmas religious services

    Mon Nov 16, 2020 - 10:51 am - Seán Sherlock TD Level 3 does not allow for religious services while Level 2 has a cap of 50 people.With less than six weeks to Christmas, Labour Community spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD, has called for guidance on wh...
  14. Labour Group to reject private development of Oscar Traynor lands

    Sun Nov 15, 2020 - 11:06 am - The Labour Party "The Labour Group on Dublin City Council rejects the proposal to tender the development of the Oscar Traynor lands to Glenveigh Living Ltd. "While the proposal presents a high quality a...
  15. SNAs must be treated with respect – Dept should suspend 72 hours requirement during the pandemic

    Fri Nov 13, 2020 - 03:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on the Department of Education to suspend the requirement on SNAs to work the additional 72 hours under the Public Service Pay Agreement ...