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  1. Time to make flu jab free for all

    Tue May 5, 2020 - 09:57 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has repeated his call for the Government to provide the winter flu vaccine for free to all citizens this year.Deputy Kelly said:“If the Go...
  2. Certainty needed on third level funding

    Mon May 4, 2020 - 01:45 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Senator Annie Hoey, and former President of USI said the collapse in revenue from overseas students must be a wake-up call for the sector as it bids for a rescue package, as what is needed now ...
  3. Plan needed to prevent secondary deaths

    Mon May 4, 2020 - 11:27 am - Alan Kelly TD Private hospital capacity must be put to use now says Labour Leader.Launch public awareness campaign now to encourage people to come forward and be treatedWith warnings of an 'apocalyptic' surge in ho...
  4. Credible alternative needed if Leaving Cert is to be cancelled

    Sun May 3, 2020 - 12:09 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Plan B needed but predicative grading not the way forwardResponding to the knee jerk responses from some politicians calling for the Leaving Cert to be cancelled, Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán...
  5. Clear guidance needed on mask use in weeks ahead

    Sun May 3, 2020 - 11:31 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson Alan Kelly TD has said following the publication of the roadmap out of pandemic restrictions, that it is now time the Government gave us clear guidance on w...
  6. New small business supports must see cash get to viable businesses urgently

    Sat May 2, 2020 - 12:53 pm - Ged Nash TD Conditions on decent work must be attached to State cash injectionsLabour Deputy Ged Nash, responding to the government’s announcement of new supports for the SME sector said:"The new liquidity supp...
  7. Any supports for restaurants must be matched with pro-worker conditions says Labour Cllr

    Sat May 2, 2020 - 09:01 am - Kevin Donoghue Temple Bar councillor says pro-worker conditions must be placed on financial supports for the restaurant industryResponding to the nine point plan proposed this week to support restaurants by the RAI,...
  8. Roadmap welcome but further clarity needed

    Fri May 1, 2020 - 06:53 pm - Alan Kelly TD Reacting the the latest announcement by an Taoiseach on Covid-19 restrictions, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD said:“I welcome the fact that the Taoiseach has made the announcement this evening th...
  9. Clarity needed on LC practicals and project work

    Fri May 1, 2020 - 04:08 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D, has called on the Government to provide clarity regarding the status of practicals and project work in this year’s Leaving Cert.Deputy Ó R...
  10. Bacik calls for protection of freelance workers' rights on May Day

    Fri May 1, 2020 - 12:37 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik To mark May Day, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called for greater recognition of the rights of vulnerable freelance workers.Senator Bacik said:“Today marks the international day for the recognition...
  11. Government intervention needed to protect aviation sector

    Fri May 1, 2020 - 12:32 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called on airline companies such as Aer Lingus to do everything they can to retain jobs and urgent Government intervention.Deputy Smith said:“The...
  12. Bank Interest rates and insurance cover are major concerns

    Thu Apr 30, 2020 - 03:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil today Labour TD for Wexford, Brendan Howlin raised a number of issues with the Minister for Business including:That business supports must be linked to engagement with the indust...
  13. Clarity finally given to Junior Cert students

    Wed Apr 29, 2020 - 02:26 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Responding to the revised arrangements for this year’s Junior Cert exam announced by the Minister for Education today, Labour Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D, said:“I welcome the...
  14. Emergency measures needed to combat domestic abuse during Covid-19 emergency

    Wed Apr 29, 2020 - 12:03 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik With alarming reports this week about increased levels of violence against women and children in the home, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the Government to do more to protect victims of dome...
  15. All efforts must be made to salvage Debenhams operation in Ireland

    Wed Apr 29, 2020 - 12:00 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Key questions for Debenham’s owners, leaseholders and liquidators to answer  Loss of any of 955 jobs will be devastating for the Debenhams workers Tomorrow Thursday April 30th, the liquidators ...