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  1. Utility disconnection ban must be reinstated as we enter Level 5

    Thu Oct 22, 2020 - 02:46 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Senator Marie Sherlock has called on the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) to reinstate the moratorium on utility disconnections which existed from March until June, as the count...
  2. Changes to FF Renters Bill weak and watery – will not protect renters

    Thu Oct 22, 2020 - 02:22 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan The changes to the Fianna Fáil Residential Tenancies Bill being brought through the Oireachtas at the moment do not go far enough and will not protect renters according to Labour Housing Spokesperson...
  3. Restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals need to be reviewed on compassionate grounds

    Thu Oct 22, 2020 - 01:37 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Leader Alan Kelly has called on the Government to consider modifying the restrictions on partners not being allowed to accompany or visit expectant mothers during and after pregnancy. Speaking ...
  4. Nigerian Ambassador should be called in after multiple killings of peaceful protestors

    Thu Oct 22, 2020 - 11:43 am - Brendan Howlin TD Amnesty describes shootings of protestors as extrajudicial executions.Those responsible must be held accountable.Responding to the lethal use of force against peaceful protestors in Nigeria, Labour Fo...
  5. GAA games over next few weeks should be free to air

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 02:47 pm - Senator Mark Wall Sky Sports and GAA should allow games to be broadcast on free to air channels over next six weeks.With eight upcoming senior GAA inter-county games only available to view with a Sky Sports subscriptio...
  6. Bacik Welcomes Publication of Day Report on Direct Provision

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 02:24 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to the publication of a report on Direct Provision, compiled by an Expert Group chaired by Dr. Catherine Day, Labour Seanad Group Leader and spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equali...
  7. Minister should clarify if he raised Ulster Bank loan book sale reports with company management

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 01:46 pm - Ged Nash TD Ulster Bank management must engage meaningfully with Financial Services Union (FSU) at the earliest opportunityMoratorium on economic lay-offs needed for banking sector, starting with banks part-owned...
  8. Answers needed on failing tracing system

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 01:32 pm - Alan Kelly TD Government needs to address why the tracing system has not been properly resourcedAnswers are needed on the failing tracing system according to Labour Leader Alan Kelly who was speaking at Leaders Que...
  9. Need for a clear public information campaign on social bubbling

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 - 11:04 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Rules need to emphasise the exclusivity of the bubble There is a need for a clear public information campaign on social bubbling according to Labour Senator, Rebecca Moynihan who was speaking aft...
  10. Sea Going Service Commitment, while welcome will not address retention crisis in the Naval Service

    Tue Oct 20, 2020 - 12:01 pm - Senator Mark Wall Minister needs to increase Patrol Duty AllowanceProposed payment discriminates against young sailors Labour Defence Spokesperson, Senator Mark Wall says the announcement by the Minister for Defen...
  11. Mortgage and loan payment break essential for laid-off workers and struggling business owners

    Tue Oct 20, 2020 - 11:31 am - Ged Nash TD Long term strategy needed for payment breaks in any future lockdownsBorrowers should not have credit rating damaged by six week lockdownWith thousands of workers due to be laid off from Wednesday nigh...
  12. Eviction ban should be extended until March

    Tue Oct 20, 2020 - 10:05 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called for the eviction ban to be extended until at least March following the announcement that the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is to b...
  13. Strategy with clear targets for reopening must give people hope for Christmas over next six weeks

    Mon Oct 19, 2020 - 08:09 pm - Alan Kelly TD Government finally sees sense on restoration of supports for workers and families.Measurable targets for reopening of country needed so we can build hope for Christmas.Clear guidance on Labour’s pro...
  14. Education Minister should be attending Covid Cabinet Committee

    Mon Oct 19, 2020 - 01:50 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Priority must be to keep schools open and Education should be at the Covid Cabinet Committee.Daily engagement needed with Education stakeholders.With Level 4 plus restrictions due to be announced, Lab...
  15. Health Minister must act on Social Bubbles - Moynihan writes to Donnelly

    Sun Oct 18, 2020 - 01:35 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Moynihan writes to the Health Minister asking for action on blunt household visit restrictions.Government must publish guidelines on social bubbles this week. LSE research shows importance in reducing...