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  1. Workers must be accommodated when getting vaccine

    Mon Jul 19, 2021 - 03:14 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Following reports that certain shops of a large retailer are not facilitating workers’ vaccine appointments, Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock said that businesses must facilitate staff ...
  2. Answers needed to maintain confidence in Cervical Check Screening Programme

    Mon Jul 19, 2021 - 11:49 am - Alan Kelly TD With Covid-19 leading to delays in CervicalCheck screening, Labour Party leader Alan Kelly said it is essential that confidence in the programme is maintained, capacity increased to address any future...
  3. Lives will be lost without injection centres

    Thu Jul 15, 2021 - 10:45 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Government should have had Plan B ready for alternative locationMobile centres an option but only temporarilyFollowing the High Court decision to overturn planning permission for a pilot safe injectio...
  4. Nash calls for Govt to publish Summer Economic Statement this evening

    Wed Jul 14, 2021 - 03:44 pm - Ged Nash TD Minister due before Budgetary Oversight Committee at 9.30am tomorrow Committee should reconsider tomorrow’s meeting in light of tight timeframeLabour’s finance spokesperson Ged Nash has said that ...
  5. AIB must make clear statement on branch network in republic

    Wed Jul 14, 2021 - 12:11 pm - Ged Nash TD Shuttering of branches in north must not spark campaign of closures in the south Minister must use 71% stake in AIB to pause branch closures on the island of Ireland until banking review has been comp...
  6. Ivana Bacik outlines key priorities as newly elected TD

    Tue Jul 13, 2021 - 04:41 pm - Ivana Bacik TD After signing the register today, Labour TD for Dublin Bay South Ivana Bacik said she will prioritise key issues around housing, care, climate and community.Deputy Bacik said:“I want to pay tribute ...
  7. Senator Hoey marks Disability Pride Month

    Tue Jul 13, 2021 - 02:46 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Marking Disability Pride Month, Senator Annie Hoey has called for Government and opposition parties to engage with the month's events, crucially on the issue of universal design. Speaking in the Seana...
  8. Suspending the board of the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force is disproportionate and alarming

    Tue Jul 13, 2021 - 01:27 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Responding to news that the Department of Health has suspended the operations of the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, Senator Marie Sherlock has expressed alarm at the move and...
  9. Linking of sports and gambling continues at pace

    Mon Jul 12, 2021 - 01:23 pm - Senator Mark Wall Speaking in the Seanad today, Labour sports spokesperson Mark Wall said there is an urgent need to enact Labour’s Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021 which would ban all gambling adverti...
  10. Dublin Bay South voted for change with Ivana Bacik

    Fri Jul 9, 2021 - 08:30 pm - Alan Kelly TD Congratulating Ivana Bacik on her victory in the Dublin Bay South bye-election, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly called on the government to act on the message of change from voters on housing and child...
  11. Government support is ‘deal of the century’ for cuckoo funds

    Thu Jul 8, 2021 - 12:21 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash said the Government’s decision to provide tax breaks for funds leasing homes to local Council is pathetic. Speaking in the Dáil last night, Deputy Nash sai...
  12. Govt housing strategy cuckoo crazy – Fianna Fáil talking out of both sides of its mouth

    Thu Jul 8, 2021 - 09:08 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said the Government is talking out of both sides of its mouth on investor funds and is continuing to incentivise private investors in the delivery of s...
  13. Insurance Premiums Must be Slashed on Back of Drop in Personal Injury Awards

    Tue Jul 6, 2021 - 01:16 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has welcomed today’s preliminary report showing a drop of 50 per cent in awards in personal injury cases and has called for a significant cut in insurance premiu...
  14. Voters urged to vote for an experienced progressive woman and elect Ivana Bacik on July 8

    Tue Jul 6, 2021 - 09:30 am - Ivana Bacik TD The Dublin Bay South bye-election offers voters the opportunity to challenge the political consensus and return a progressive, constructive woman to represent the constituency in Dáil Éireann, accor...
  15. Historic day for equal pay

    Mon Jul 5, 2021 - 03:13 pm - Ivana Bacik TD Heralding an historic day for equal pay in Ireland, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has congratulated all campaigners, including Work Equal and the National Women’s Council, following the passage of the ...