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  1. Campaign against sharing of intimate images without consent welcome

    Thu Sep 2, 2021 - 11:48 am - Brendan Howlin TD Education programme targeted at young people also needed to change online culture.Seven months on since the commencement of his bill to tackle online harassment and harmful communications, Labour Part...
  2. Survey results show need to reduce cost of school for parents

    Wed Sep 1, 2021 - 11:32 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Ban on voluntary contributions must be introduced.Free School Books and Meals should be delivered for all in Budget 2022.More financial support for back to school costs needed.Publishing the results o...
  3. Latest plan fails to address societal problems highlighted by pandemic

    Tue Aug 31, 2021 - 06:11 pm - Alan Kelly TD With the publication of a roadmap for the ending of restrictions, Labour Party Leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly paid tribute to all those who continue to play their part in the fight against ...
  4. Equal Pay for women footballers an historic day for Irish Sport

    Mon Aug 30, 2021 - 03:45 pm - Senator Mark Wall Labour sport spokesperson Mark Wall has welcomed the announcement today by the FAI that the women’s senior team will now receive equal pay to our men’s team.Senator Wall said:“This is a very wel...
  5. 21% increase in Youth Homelessness shows need for eviction ban and improved tenant rights

    Fri Aug 27, 2021 - 02:12 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan 930 families still without a home and total homelessness up again by 118 to 8,132.943 young people aged 18-24 without a home, an increase of 165 or 21% in one month.Evictions are the primary cause of ...
  6. Housing for All plan must fix the broken housing system

    Thu Aug 26, 2021 - 08:38 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Vacant property tax must be robust enough to ensure effectivenessRenters cannot be forgottenPolicy should not be based on the premise that people should couple upThe Government’s Housing for All pla...
  7. Childcare failures unacceptable – time has come for radical overhaul

    Wed Aug 25, 2021 - 09:50 am - Ivana Bacik TD Noting continued closures of creches throughout the country and the serious scarcity of affordable childcare places, Labour childcare spokesperson Ivana Bacik TD has said that a radical overhaul ...
  8. As schools reopen where is the Catch up scheme for Children?

    Mon Aug 23, 2021 - 02:05 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Minister indicated package would be available in the Autumn.Tánaiste told Dáil in June it would be published in the coming weeks.With schools reopening in the days ahead, Labour Education spokespers...
  9. Blindspot to arts and entertainment sector must end – roadmap and halt to PUP cuts needed

    Mon Aug 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock No ongoing justification for failure to provide roadmaps for Arts and entertainment sector.PUP cuts from 7th September will disproportionately impact workers in sectors with no reopening plan.Labour A...
  10. Bacik launches Sadaka’s ‘No Way to Treat a Child’ campaign to highlight plight of children in Palestine

    Mon Aug 23, 2021 - 11:07 am - Ivana Bacik TD As children in Ireland gear up to return to school after a disruptive and unpredictable year, Labour TD Ivana Bacik has highlighted the ongoing crisis faced by vulnerable children in Palestine as she ...
  11. Remote working legislation needs to reflect reality of experience to date

    Fri Aug 20, 2021 - 09:18 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour enterprise spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the public consultation on the right to request remote working published today but said the Tánaiste cannot delay any longer in publi...
  12. Govt must meaningfully reduce the cost of the return to school

    Thu Aug 19, 2021 - 03:09 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on Government to consider its powers to make primary education genuinely free of charge. Marking the return to school, Deputy Ó Ríordá...
  13. Decision to mix vaccines welcome

    Tue Aug 17, 2021 - 01:44 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly has welcomed the news that NIAC has approved the mixing of vaccines, a matter he first raised in April.Deputy Kelly said:“The HSE has done trojan wor...
  14. Ireland must show solidarity and leadership in welcoming Afghan refugees

    Tue Aug 17, 2021 - 10:11 am - Senator Annie Hoey Following the news that Government is set to provide less than 200 places for Afghan refugees, Labour Senator Annie Hoey said Ireland must act as an international leader in welcoming as many Afghan re...
  15. Government must table proposals to compensate our healthcare workers

    Mon Aug 16, 2021 - 03:17 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour leader and health spokesperson Alan Kelly has reiterated his call to Government to pay a pandemic bonus to honour and recognise the work that healthcare workers have done to slow the spread of ...