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  1. 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 ...
  2. Government should consider free flu vaccines as part of winter planning

    Wed Apr 29, 2020 - 11:18 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has called on the Government to provide the winter flu vaccine for free to all citizens this year.Deputy Kelly said:“The IMO are rightly c...
  3. Government must outline position on face-masks

    Tue Apr 28, 2020 - 12:36 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called on the Government and NPHET to outline their position on the public wearing of face-masks.Deputy Smith said:“Over the last few weeks, as o...
  4. Minister must clarify status of Back to Education Allowance for vulnerable students

    Tue Apr 28, 2020 - 12:10 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party Senator, Rebecca Moynihan, has called on the Minister for Education to give clarity on the status of the Back to Education Allowance for the next academic year.Senator Moynihan said:“Th...
  5. No exceptions should be made on travel restrictions

    Mon Apr 27, 2020 - 09:35 am - Ged Nash TD Labour writes to Minister Harris to have public health regulations applied to all visitors to the StateLouth Labour TD Ged Nash has written to the Health Minister Simon Harris urging him to introduce ...
  6. Minister should veto re-appointment of AIB non-executive directors over tracker mortgage scandal

    Sun Apr 26, 2020 - 11:31 am - Ged Nash TD • Minister for Finance should veto the appointment of Non-Executive Directors of bank, who appear to have never questioned the handling of the tracker mortgage scandal• Government must u...
  7. Special road permits needed for health workers

    Sat Apr 25, 2020 - 10:46 am - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, has reiterated his call for healthcare workers to receive priority treatment on our roads.Deputy Smith said:“When the Gardaí initially launched Operation Fanacht,...
  8. Clarity needed on Junior Cert

    Sat Apr 25, 2020 - 09:52 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Government to give clarity on Junior Certificate exams.Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:“According to media reports today, the ...
  9. Changes to Wage Subsidy Scheme a welcome relief

    Fri Apr 24, 2020 - 02:34 pm - Ged Nash TD administrative changes to wage subsidy scheme will come as a relief to hundreds of companies Deputy Ged Nash said:"Since the 3rd April, I have been lobbying the Minister for Finance to make a min...
  10. Ó Ríordáin repeats call to waive Leaving Cert exam fee this year

    Thu Apr 23, 2020 - 06:28 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D, has said that extending the deadline for payment of the Leaving Cert exam fee this year doesn’t go far enough, and should be waived in li...
  11. Minister must address Maternity Leave anomalies in TWSS

    Thu Apr 23, 2020 - 04:09 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith TD, has echoed the calls of ICTU, NWCI and SIPTU, asking the Minister for Finance to address anomalies that exist in the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme that im...
  12. Survey shows shameful disregard for health and safety of frontline workers

    Thu Apr 23, 2020 - 03:05 pm - Ged Nash TD Nash reiterates calls for urgent establishment of body to regulate and enforce social distancing in the workplace in response to survey of retail workers Labour TD Ged Nash has said the results of a M...
  13. Swift rollout needed of planned measures to address Digital Divide

    Wed Apr 22, 2020 - 12:56 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Responding to news that the Government is to allocate funds to address the digital divide among students during the Covid crisis, Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D, said:“I...
  14. Workers’ Rights need to be upheld at this time

    Tue Apr 21, 2020 - 05:07 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has said that the Government need to communicate clearly with businesses and workers their plans to open back up sectors of the economy.Deputy Smith sa...
  15. Body needed to regulate and enforce social distancing in the workplace

    Tue Apr 21, 2020 - 11:02 am - Ged Nash TD Example of Welsh government must be followed Labour TD Ged Nash has called for the establishment of a body to regulate and enforce social distancing in the workplace. He explained:“The reality is th...