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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Taoiseach and McEntee need to make urgent statements on Woulfe appointment process

    Fri Nov 13, 2020 - 10:50 am - Alan Kelly TD It is not believable that the Taoiseach was not informed of Judge applicants or was Cabinet misled?Did Minister for Justice discuss names for Cabinet in advance  with Tánaiste?Was position held ...
  7. Can someone please remind Stephen Donnelly that student nurses on the frontline cannot live on applause and platitudes

    Fri Nov 13, 2020 - 10:08 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Spokesperson on Higher Education, Senator Annie Hoey is calling on the Minister for Health and the HSE to end the practice of unpaid work by student nurses in hospitals across the country.Senat...
  8. Central Bank has major questions to answer over failure to enforce consumer protection code

    Fri Nov 13, 2020 - 07:01 am - Ged Nash TD Central Bank has not done a single enforcement action for a breach of the Consumer Protection Code in over 4 years, outside of the Tracker Scandal.From 2006 to 2016, the Central Bank completed 26 enfo...
  9. Tánaiste signals intention to support Labour Born Here Belong Here Campaign

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 - 01:13 pm - Alan Kelly TD The Tánaiste has signalled the Government’s intention to support the Labour Party and Labour Youth’s Born Here Belong Here campaign for the reintroduction of birth right citizenship after Labour ...
  10. Airport testing capacity issues a direct result of Government dithering

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 - 12:28 pm - Duncan Smith TD Transport Minister must immediately address this Airport testing capacity issues are a direct result of Government dithering and delaying according to Labour Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith who sa...
  11. Government’s paltry commitment to cost rental will not solve rental crisis – Threshold survey shows State needs to build on public land

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 - 11:55 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Eviction ban needs to be extended until at least March 400 cost rental units announced in the Budget insufficient The Government’s paltry commitment to cost rental will not solve the renta...
  12. Long Term commitment needed to reduce class sizes

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 - 10:09 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Department projections provide opportunity for smaller classes.Overall teacher numbers must be maintained and DEIS schools must benefit. Commitment needed from Minister that schools will be protected....
  13. Establishment of an Independent Review into Jadotville welcome

    Wed Nov 11, 2020 - 04:48 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Spokesperson on Defence, Senator Mark Wall has welcomed the establishment of an independent review to consider the entire Jadotville case including any new evidence. The review was establi...
  14. Taoiseach needs to extend the time limit for Terminal Illness Medical Cards to two years

    Wed Nov 11, 2020 - 02:36 pm - Alan Kelly TD He has the power to extend the time limit under the 1970 Health ActSpeaking in the Dáil, Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly has asked the Taoiseach to extend the time limit for Terminal...
  15. Central Bank figures show mortgage rip-off continues

    Wed Nov 11, 2020 - 02:34 pm - Ged Nash TD Ireland has third highest mortgage rate in Euro areaValue of renegotiated mortgages up 56% in September on AugustExtension of mortgage moratorium needed to support consumers through pandemicResponding...