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  1. Kelly calls on new Minister for Health to restore services to St.Brigid’s Hospital

    Tue Jun 30, 2020 - 04:29 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD, pressed the new Minister for Health to signal when services will resume in St.Brigid’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Suir.Deputy Kelly said:“During my first opportunity...
  2. Council of Europe finding underlines urgent need to tackle gender pay gap

    Tue Jun 30, 2020 - 10:14 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Following yesterday’s finding by the Council of Europe European Committee of Social Rights that Ireland is in violation of the European Social Charter on women’s rights to equality at work, Labour...
  3. Labour Senators commit to advancing equality

    Mon Jun 29, 2020 - 12:11 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Leader of the Labour Seanad Group, Senator Ivana Bacik will today join her Labour colleagues in taking their seats for the first session of the incoming Seanad.Speaking before...
  4. Extra Junior Ministers will increase costs to over €3m a year

    Sun Jun 28, 2020 - 06:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD has questioned the rationale for the creation of even more Junior Ministers in the middle of a global recession and estimated that the three new offices and increase ...
  5. Bacik says creation of domestic violence minister position should be considered

    Fri Jun 26, 2020 - 12:01 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik has called on parties engaged in Government formation to revisit the question of creating a ministerial role tasked with tackling domestic and gender based violence in...
  6. Ó Ríordáin welcomes decision to extend school meals for July and August

    Thu Jun 25, 2020 - 04:17 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the decision by Government to extend school meals for July and August.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“I wholeheartedly welcome the news th...
  7. Urgent decision needs to be made on school meals this week – Ó Ríordáin

    Thu Jun 25, 2020 - 02:10 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD A decision on whether to extend the provision of free school meals over the summer period must be made this week according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Deputy Ó Ríordáin s...
  8. Labour launches Sectoral Employment Order Confirmation Bill

    Thu Jun 25, 2020 - 01:16 pm - Ged Nash TD In the wake of the High Court ruling which struck down the Sectoral Employment Order bargaining system, Labour TD Ged Nash today (Thursday, 25th June)  published a Bill that, if passed by th...
  9. Public awareness campaign needed on face masks

    Wed Jun 24, 2020 - 08:08 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party member of the Covid-19 Response Committee, Duncan Smith TD, has welcomed moves to make the wearing of face masks compulsory on public transport.Deputy Smith:“I welcome the news that the...
  10. CervicalCheck announcement welcome but more certainty needed for other screening services

    Wed Jun 24, 2020 - 03:44 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD has welcomed the announcement that CervicalCheck screening will resume in July but has said we need to see dates for other screening programmes to be resumed.Deputy K...
  11. Michael Murphy selected as Local Area Rep for the Kilmacthomas- Portlaw Local Electoral Area

    Wed Jun 24, 2020 - 02:25 pm - The Labour Party Michael Murphy, Bonmahohn has been selected as the Local Area Representative for the Kilmacthomas- Portlaw (Comeragh) Local Electoral Area. Michael is 24 years old, a graduate from WIT in Social Scien...
  12. Citizen’s Assembly on Childcare needed

    Tue Jun 23, 2020 - 03:29 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Temporary Wage Scheme must be expanded to fund wages Labour Party Spokesperson on Children, Seán Sherlock TD has called for the creation of a Citizen’s Assembly on Childcare and for the Temporary W...
  13. Government going through charade to restore childcare - Sherlock

    Tue Jun 23, 2020 - 01:52 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock has said the Government engaged in a charade with no concerted effort to restore childcare, as officials from the INMO confirmed...
  14. Plan for re-opening health service must be published this week

    Tue Jun 23, 2020 - 01:47 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the HSE and Government to publish the roadmap to reopening our healthcare services this weekDeputy Kelly said:“Since April I have been calling on th...
  15. Another failure of Government to provide for measures they have already announced

    Tue Jun 23, 2020 - 01:20 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD -Absence of official Covid-19 safety guidance means SNA’s won’t take part in Summer Programme.The Government announced July Provision more than 10 days ago and still haven’t put in place basic p...