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  1. We need to see the plan for rolling out the Covid vaccine

    Wed Nov 11, 2020 - 01:50 pm - Alan Kelly TD Given the difficulties with the distribution of the flu vaccineThe Government need to outline the plan for the roll out of any Covid-19 vaccine according to Labour Leader Alan Kelly who was speaking a...
  2. Airport Covid testing welcome but cost could prove prohibitive

    Wed Nov 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm - Duncan Smith TD Government should temporarily subvent these tests for the period of DecemberThe commencement of airport Covid testing is welcome but the cost of the tests could be prohibitive according to Labour Tran...
  3. Minister needs to call time on failed Strategic Housing Development process

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 - 03:34 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Department of Housing more concerned with pleasing developers than sustainable planningSHDs not delivering extra housing and just 3 in 10 developments granted permission have started.A third of units ...
  4. North Quays project must be the catalyst for the rejuvenation of Waterford

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 - 12:55 pm - Alan Kelly TD  Govt were able to allocate €110 million to the project because it was designated an SDZ by Alan Kelly as Minister for the EnvironmentThe North Quays project must be a catalyst for the rejuvena...
  5. Government must take urgent action to tackle domestic violence

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 - 12:04 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called today for the government to take urgent action to tackle domestic violence, in light of the figures released in a report today from Safe Ireland showing a sharp i...
  6. Labour publishes bill to protect employees working from home

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 - 11:30 am - Senator Marie Sherlock Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill will address the urgent need for reform following the huge increase in remote working caused by the pandemic.New Bill provides for legal right to switch off.Would als...
  7. Statement by Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly

    Mon Nov 9, 2020 - 10:06 pm - Alan Kelly TD Following the publication tonight of correspondence between the Chief Justice and Justice Seamus Woulfe, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said:"This is an unprecedented situation for our judiciary."A ne...
  8. Ireland and EU must hold their nerve as deadline for a Brexit trade deal approaches

    Mon Nov 9, 2020 - 04:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Ireland and the EU must hold their nerve as we enter a crunch week for Brexit talks as the November 15th deadline for an EU-UK trade deal looms according to Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and ...
  9. Shovelling money to developers will not solve rental crisis - Government need to commit to more direct build housing

    Mon Nov 9, 2020 - 02:15 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Drop in Dublin rents can be attributed to the decline of Airbnb due to Covid The Government need to commit to funding much more direct build housing to solve the rental crisis according to solve ...
  10. Time to close the gender pay gap – government must progress their bill

    Mon Nov 9, 2020 - 12:48 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Women working for free from today with pay gap of 14.4%Bacik calls for support for WorkEqual campaignAction needed from government to implement Gender Pay Gap Information BillWith women...
  11. EU leaders right to suspend budget money from countries who breach fundamental rights

    Sat Nov 7, 2020 - 11:19 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Brendan Howlin has welcomed an agreement by EU leaders on rules to suspend budget money to member states that breach fundamental rights.The tool gives the Europe...
  12. Changing places should be mandatory in all public buildings

    Fri Nov 6, 2020 - 04:35 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour Senator Mark Wall has backed the campaign to make changing places mandatory in all public buildings. Senator Wall was speaking in the Seanad where he requested a debate with the Housing Ministe...
  13. HPSC advice on visors is confusing and incoherent

    Fri Nov 6, 2020 - 04:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD The advice from the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre on the wearing of visors is confusing and incoherent according to Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly.Deputy Kelly was s...
  14. Government must move to implement recommendations of the Duffy Cahill report - Company law review cannot be a box ticking exercise

    Thu Nov 5, 2020 - 06:02 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Speaking after it was announced that the Government are to complete a review of the company law as it relates to redundancies and insolvencies, Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Marie...
  15. A true Republic affords every child equal rights and opportunities - regardless of their parents or grandparents

    Thu Nov 5, 2020 - 05:56 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour’s Education (Admission to Schools Bill) 2020 to remove the provision whereby 25% of school places are reserved for children and grandchildren of past pupils will be debated at second stage to...