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  1. Minister must publish pensions report and commit to Dáil debate

    Sun Sep 12, 2021 - 03:17 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Labour Party Social Protection Spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD has said the Minister for Social Protection must publish the Pension Commission report and commit to a Dáil debate on it as a matter of u...
  2. Women of Honour need urgent attention from Minister

    Sat Sep 11, 2021 - 01:19 pm - Senator Mark Wall Following the airing of an RTÉ documentary on Ireland’s military ‘me too’ movement, Labour defence spokesperson Mark Wall has called for an urgent review into the culture and processes in our d...
  3. Budget 2022 must prioritise mental health services

    Sat Sep 11, 2021 - 10:01 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Senator Annie Hoey has said called on Government to prioritise mental health in Budget 2022 and properly resource the national mental health policy. Speaking today, Senator Hoey said the Govern...
  4. Where is the student nurses pay report?

    Fri Sep 10, 2021 - 01:46 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour spokesperson for higher and further education Annie Hoey has called on Minister Donnelly to publish the 'Review of Matters Relating to Student Nurses and Midwives' report. Over six months after...
  5. Ireland should follow France’s lead and fast-track citizenship for frontline workers

    Fri Sep 10, 2021 - 01:07 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Following news this week that France has granted citizenship to 12,000 non-National front-line workers, Labour Spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Ivana Bacik TD has reitera...
  6. Who is pulling the strings for implementation of Slaintecare?

    Thu Sep 9, 2021 - 02:19 pm - Alan Kelly TD Why did senior staff feel change was impossible?Is the Taoiseach committed to a single tier health service?Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly has said there are fundamental questions tha...
  7. Budget 2022 Must Deliver for Childcare Sector

    Thu Sep 9, 2021 - 11:28 am - Ivana Bacik TD Speaking in support of the New Deal for Early Years Coalition’s pre-budget submission, Labour Party Spokesperson for Children and TD for Dublin Bay South, Ivana Bacik TD has called on the Government...
  8. Kelly questions Govt commitment to Slaintecare

    Wed Sep 8, 2021 - 07:05 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly has questioned Government’s commitment to progressing Slaintecare following the resignation of two officials from the programme. Deputy Kelly said he...
  9. National literacy strategy has potential to change lives

    Wed Sep 8, 2021 - 02:36 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Welcoming the publication of Ireland’s first National Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills plan, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the implementation of a national literacy s...
  10. Education committee must meet to resolve shambolic schools reopening

    Wed Sep 8, 2021 - 11:50 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has slammed the Minister’s handling of schools reopening as shambolic, showcasing a Department out of touch with reality. Deputy Ó Ríordáin has...
  11. Catch up proposals highlight Govt out of touch with reality

    Tue Sep 7, 2021 - 12:02 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Following over six months of campaigning for a €100 million Catch Up for Children fund, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has slammed the Minister’s proposed €50 million fund f...
  12. Action needed on Irish abortion legislation review in light of Texas developments

    Tue Sep 7, 2021 - 09:26 am - Ivana Bacik TD Following the coming into effect last week of a highly restrictive anti-abortion law in Texas, Labour TD Ivana Bacik has called on Minister Donnelly to publish details about the review of Ireland’s ...
  13. LES strike shows concerns of unions and employers must be addressed

    Mon Sep 6, 2021 - 12:46 pm - Seán Sherlock TD In solidarity with those striking from the Local Employment Services against the proposed privatisation tender, Labour Party spokesperson on social protection Seán Sherlock said today’s strike must...
  14. Minister Harris needs to heed students’ concerns ahead of CAO results

    Mon Sep 6, 2021 - 09:12 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 affordable options available t...
  15. Housing for All heavy on aspiration but lacks ambition on social and affordable housing

    Thu Sep 2, 2021 - 04:30 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Responding to the publication of the Housing for All plan, Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said it was heavy on aspiration but lacks ambition on State-led delivery, said it required detai...