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  1. These aren’t the Green jobs people voted for

    Sun Jul 26, 2020 - 11:13 am - Ged Nash TD Responding to revelations that Green Party Leader and Climate Action Minister Eamon Ryan is to appoint up to eight special advisers, Labour’s public spending spokesperson Ged Nash TD said;"When peop...
  2. Bill to tackle Revenge Porn must become law

    Sat Jul 25, 2020 - 01:14 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Responding to the brave testimony of Megan, a victim of revenge porn, in the Irish Examiner today, Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin said passing his Harassment, Harmful Communications and Re...
  3. Help to Buy increase should be scrapped

    Sat Jul 25, 2020 - 12:05 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan €10k increase will drive price increasesLabour spokesperson on Housing, Rebecca Moynihan has highlighted a number of anecdotal sudden price increases in new house prices by up to €10,000 following...
  4. July stimulus fails to adequately deal with concerns for livelihoods of those in the Arts sector

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 07:34 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock The July stimulus fails to adequately deal with the major concerns of those working in the arts sector according to Labour Spokesperson on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture and the Gae...
  5. Bacik calls for update on O'Malley report into Sex Offences

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 02:40 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik As the most recent deadline for the publishing of the review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences in Ireland lapses, Labour Seanad leader and spokesperson on Children, Disability, E...
  6. Labour Leader announces key new staff appointments

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 02:00 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party leader Alan Kelly TD has announced the following new appointments to senior staff positions within the Labour Party, adding that the Party will be ready for an election whenever it comes....
  7. Changes to the Help to Buy Scheme will make housing more unaffordable

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 01:49 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The changes to the Help to Buy Scheme announced as part of the July stimulus will make housing more unaffordable according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan. Moynihan said the chang...
  8. Defence Force families should not have to rely on Social Welfare to make ends meet

    Fri Jul 24, 2020 - 10:32 am - Senator Mark Wall Defence force families should not have to rely on social welfare payments such as the Working Family Payment to make ends meet, according to Labour Defence Spokesperson, Senator Mark Wall. Wall was sp...
  9. Stimulus fails to put money in pockets with no increase in Social Welfare rates

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 05:28 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour social protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock said the government could have put money in people’s pockets by increasing social welfare rates that would directly support local shops and busin...
  10. July stimulus is a missed opportunity for housing

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 05:20 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Nothing for rentersMore of the same failed approachThe July stimulus is a missed opportunity for housing with nothing for renters according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan. Senator Moy...
  11. July Stimulus lacks real ambition and fails Labour’s five tests

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 04:15 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour call for VAT cut endorsed by plan, but reduction must find its way into people’s pockets The Government has failed to meet Labour’s Five Tests for the July Stimulus, said Labour Finance and...
  12. Expansion of rent supplement needed as part of July stimulus

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 01:47 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The expansion of rent supplement is needed as part of the July stimulus according to Labour Housing Spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan.Senator Moynihan said: “Many of the people availing of ...
  13. Minister needs to come into the Dáil and answer specific questions about schools reopening

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 12:33 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education needs to come into the Dáil and answer specific questions about the reopening of schools according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.Ó Ríordáin was ...
  14. Principle of Mutual solidarity in EU Budget welcome

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 10:17 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil debate on the recent EU Council meeting, Labour’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Brexit, Brendan Howlin TD, welcomed the fact that the EU has now adopted the principle of ...
  15. We cannot allow the fate of Debenhams workers to be repeated

    Thu Jul 23, 2020 - 07:33 am - Senator Marie Sherlock The terrible treatment of the Debenhams workers must not become the fate of other workers in the retail sector, according to Labour Employment spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock.Speaking after a meet...