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  1. Ban on evictions and rent rises must be extended beyond August

    Sun Jul 19, 2020 - 11:43 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan With hundreds of thousands of workers unlikely to be back in work by the end of August it would be absolutely disgraceful not to extend the ban on evictions and rent increases until at least the end o...
  2. Green List must address travel concerns

    Sun Jul 19, 2020 - 11:00 am - Duncan Smith TD Mandatory airport testing for visitors from Covid-19 hotspots needed.Clarity needed on whether Irish people are deemed ok to travel to Green list.With the Government due to publish a list of green lis...
  3. Renters need certainty not legal row on eviction ban and rent freeze

    Fri Jul 17, 2020 - 11:51 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Reports of a 'major constitutional row' over Government plans to extend the current rent freeze and the ban on evictions is deeply worrying said Labour Housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan, saying it...
  4. Minister must address Dáil on Leaving Cert results delay and reason for withholding information

    Fri Jul 17, 2020 - 08:15 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD  Ministers must be accountable to the Dáil but deliberately withheld answer on Leaving Cert. The Minister for Education must address the Dáil on Tuesday over the three week delay in issuin...
  5. Decision to delay Leaving Cert results until September 7th will adversely affect students

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 08:29 pm - Senator Annie Hoey The decision to delay the issuing of Leaving Cert results by more than three weeks until September 7th will adversely affect incoming 1st year students according to Labour Spokesperson on Further, Hig...
  6. Minister must clarify when Leaving Cert results will be released

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 06:01 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD The Minister for Education must clarify how and when Leaving Cert results will be released according to Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán O Riordáin.O Riordáin was speaking after Education Minis...
  7. Renter Protections package must be comprehensive to improve Housing Security

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 04:33 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Short notice of extension unacceptable, no extension date indicated yet.With the Minister for Housing confirming he will extend the rent freeze and moratorium on evictions in some way, Labour Housing ...
  8. July Stimulus must put money in pockets

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 03:52 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Speaking about Labour’s five tests for the Government’s July Stimulus, spokesperson on Social Protection, Seán Sherlock TD said that the stimulus must put money in the pockets of low income house...
  9. Labour sets five tests for July Stimulus and calls for a package of at least €10bn

    Thu Jul 16, 2020 - 01:00 pm - Ged Nash TD Package must make an impact, create and save jobs, and improve public servicesThe Labour Party Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has today published a set of five tests that the government’s upcoming Ju...
  10. Clearly communicated plan needed for the wearing of masks

    Wed Jul 15, 2020 - 08:21 pm - Duncan Smith TD The Government needs to put in place a clearly communicated advisory plan for the wearing of face-masks according to Labour Spokesperson on Transport, Communication Networks and Climate Action Duncan ...
  11. New thinking needed on pensions sustainability issue

    Wed Jul 15, 2020 - 05:28 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Pensions affordability issue does not have to mean increase in pensions age.Responding to IFAC’s publication today, Labour spokesperson for employment affairs, Senator Marie Sherlock strongly reject...
  12. MNCs must pay their fair share of corporation tax

    Wed Jul 15, 2020 - 10:32 am - Ged Nash TD Labour has called for a minimum effective rate of corporation tax to be introduced.Speaking in response to the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) annulment of the Commission’s tax ruling aga...
  13. Dáil oversight on Tusla needed after Cork HIQA report

    Tue Jul 14, 2020 - 06:10 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has said that Oireachtas committee oversight needs be restored after the report from HIQA on failures in the Child Protection Notification System in CorkDeputy Sherlock sai...
  14. Minister must suspend co-living guidelines while review is taking place

    Tue Jul 14, 2020 - 04:27 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has urged the Minster for Housing to suspend the co-living guidelines while his promised review of them is taking place.Senator Moynihan said:"It is disapp...
  15. Parental leave plan fails to fix the immediate problem for parents of young babies.

    Tue Jul 14, 2020 - 06:35 am - Senator Marie Sherlock The extension of parental leave by three weeks is a welcome step but the roll out of this initiative fails to fix the immediate problem for parents of young babies.Reacting to the Government announcem...