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  1. Mother and Baby Homes GDPR U-Turn Encouraging

    Thu Oct 29, 2020 - 09:53 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to news that the Government will enable survivors of Mother and Baby Homes to access their personal records under the GDPR, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disa...
  2. Urgent and decisive action needed to save aviation jobs

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 - 06:04 pm - Duncan Smith TD Failure by Government to introduce airport testing is damaging the aviation sector  Labour Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith T.D says urgent and decisive action is needed from Government to sav...
  3. Donnelly can revoke regulations that established Cervical Check Tribunal

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 - 05:38 pm - Alan Kelly TD Donnelly should revoke his regulations setting up the Tribunal.Legally wrong for Department to say it cannot be reversed.Power available under Section 22 of Interpretation Act to repeal S.I’s.Respon...
  4. ASTI industrial action threat is a wake-up call for Government

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 - 05:19 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D has described the ASTI decision to vote for industrial action, up to strike, if a range of Covid-related safety issues are not addressed as a wa...
  5. Disgraceful that home help staff are not being tested for Covid-19

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 - 01:25 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly T.D has slammed and the described as disgraceful the fact that home help staff are not being regularly testing for Covid-19 despite coming into close c...
  6. Ó Ríordáin congratulates school secretaries on a successful campaign

    Tue Oct 27, 2020 - 07:52 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking after Fórsa secured agreement from the Department of Education and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to regularise the pay conditions and pensions of block grant paid school se...
  7. Minister should not have commenced the CervicalCheck Tribunal without dealing with issues raised by the 221+ group

    Tue Oct 27, 2020 - 07:31 pm - Alan Kelly TD Speaking after the regulations allowing the CervicalCheck Tribunal came into force today, Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly said the Minister should not have signed the Statutory Instru...
  8. Covid-19 Adaptation Fund for hospitality must be extended to all restaurants and cafés

    Tue Oct 27, 2020 - 04:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Leader Alan Kelly has called on the Government to ensure the Covid-19 Adaptation Fund for hospitality/tourism is extended to all cafés and restaurants.In order to qualify for the grant at pres...
  9. Affordable/cost rental must be a priority for the Government

    Tue Oct 27, 2020 - 01:21 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan says the Government must prioritise cost/affordable rental.Senator Moynihan was speaking after the release of CSO figures showing that people who ...
  10. Minister’s apparent U-turn on co-living – disappointing and dispiriting

    Sun Oct 25, 2020 - 02:07 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Minister has fudged the issue since he took officeAlready an oversupply of shared accommodationSpeaking after it was revealed in the Sunday Times that a report by Department of Housing officials has m...
  11. PUP Payments should not affect SUSI Grant application

    Sun Oct 25, 2020 - 12:04 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Spokesperson on Higher Education Senator Annie Hoey is calling for any and all Pandemic Unemployment Payments to be automatically included in the income disregard for applicants to the SUSI gra...
  12. Minister must attend Oireachtas Education Committee after hand sanitiser bungle

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 - 07:19 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Answers needed as to why it took the Department two days to tell schools to withdraw the faulty hand sanitiser after it emerged they knew on Tuesday.Labour T.D Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has written to the...
  13. Mother & Baby Homes Bill’s passage highlights continued need to engage with survivors

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 - 04:49 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking on the passage of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020, Labour Group Seanad leader and Spokespe...
  14. Answers needed on why Covid testing centre will close due to staff shortages

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 - 11:45 am - Alan Kelly TD Donnelly needs to address the impact this will have on testing and what contingency measures will be put in placeAnswers are needed on the National Virus Reference Laboratory testing facility, the cou...
  15. Answers needed on delay in recalling hand sanitiser

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 - 09:01 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Audit needed of all the products used in schools and system that verifies that they are safeIssuing a press release at 11pm effectively closing affected schools is not acceptableLabour Education Spoke...