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  1. Without paid sick leave return to work precarious for most

    Mon Sep 20, 2021 - 12:11 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock has said it is a disgrace that workers throughout the country are expected to return to the workplace without any guarantee of paid sick leave. Highlighti...
  2. Minister Ryan must clarify Metrolink timeline

    Mon Sep 20, 2021 - 11:59 am - Duncan Smith TD Following reports in the Mail on Sunday that MetroLink could be delayed by up to seven years, Labour transport spokesperson and Fingal TD Duncan Smith said the Minster must urgently respond to these r...
  3. ‘Women of Honour’ must be formally consulted with as part of independent review

    Sat Sep 18, 2021 - 11:56 am - Senator Mark Wall Women of Honour and unions must have say in drafting terms of referenceRedress must be key component of reviewLabour spokesperson on defence Mark Wall has welcomed the establishment of an independent ...
  4. Pension must be increased to reflect the cost of living

    Fri Sep 17, 2021 - 01:43 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Responding to continued kite flying by the Government parties on Budget 2022, Labour spokesperson on social welfare Seán Sherlock said social welfare increases must reflect the cost of living. Noting...
  5. Stardust families legal fees must be paid for by State

    Thu Sep 16, 2021 - 11:18 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the State must pay the legal fees of the families seeking justice for the 48 victims of the 1981 Stardust fire tragedy. Describing the e...
  6. National crisis in secure mental health facilities must be addressed

    Thu Sep 16, 2021 - 11:16 am - Alan Kelly TD Highlighting a recent case at Nenagh District Court, Labour leader Alan Kelly said Government must increase investment in secure places for people with mental health illnesses. Deputy Kelly said the S...
  7. OECD report points to clear need for free education and genuine education equality

    Thu Sep 16, 2021 - 09:49 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Catch Up funding must be doubledBudget 2022 should make primary education freeGreater investment in extracurricular activities neededLabour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said that the M...
  8. Night economy workers must be prioritised

    Thu Sep 16, 2021 - 08:41 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour arts spokesperson Marie Sherlock has called on the Minister to outline her plans to ensure late night workers are looked after following the publication of the report of the Night-Time Economy ...
  9. Homeownership increasingly out of reach for most

    Wed Sep 15, 2021 - 12:52 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan With property growth reaching a three year high of 8.6%, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said home ownership is no longer a legitimate aspiration for most people. CSO figures published to...
  10. ‘Single Malt’ type tax shelter revelations leave Government with serious questions to answer

    Wed Sep 15, 2021 - 06:30 am - Ged Nash TD Minister must move to finally end ‘Single Malt’ tax structureRevenue Commissioners must clarify level of knowledge of this case and if others existRevelations will call into question commitment to...
  11. Budget 2022 opportunity to pave way for universal childcare model

    Tue Sep 14, 2021 - 04:17 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Labour spokesperson on children Deputy Ivana Bacik has backed Early Childhood Ireland’s call for a roadmap to reform for the childcare sector. Deputy Bacik has called on Government to signal its sup...
  12. Student accommodation crisis symptom of larger government failings

    Tue Sep 14, 2021 - 11:07 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour spokesperson on further and higher education Annie Hoey has called on the Minister to outline his plans to ensure all students who require accommodation will have suitable, affordable options a...
  13. Labour launches plan to revitalise Ireland's towns and villages

    Tue Sep 14, 2021 - 09:48 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Launching Labour’s vision for towns and villages post pandemic, enterprise spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said it’s time for a new deal for communities throughout Ireland. Outlining the need f...
  14. Renters' Rights Bill would redress balance of power in the rental market

    Mon Sep 13, 2021 - 01:41 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Gives security of tenure by restricting excuses for evictions. Brings rented homes into 21st century by banning blanket ban on pets and hanging clothes on balconies.Provides for rent register, so peop...
  15. Alan Kelly announces reshuffle of Labour Party spokespeople

    Mon Sep 13, 2021 - 01:00 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following the successful election of Deputy Ivana Bacik to the Dáil, Labour Party leader Alan Kelly has announced a reshuffle of Labour Party spokespeople. Speaking at the launch of the Labour Party...