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  1. Urgency required to ensure full vaccination of 60-69 year olds in face of fourth wave

    Fri Jul 2, 2021 - 10:16 am - Alan Kelly TD Government decision to listen to opposition and allow pharmacists to vaccinate welcome.Use of Pfizer as second dose needs to be urgently considered after findings by new UK study.Young people cannot b...
  2. Pharmacists should be allowed to vaccinate under 30s from next week

    Thu Jul 1, 2021 - 12:53 pm - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD has called for the Janssen vaccine to be made available through the pharmacy network to people under 30 from next week.Deputy Kelly said:“F...
  3. Five wasted years of FG and FF policy - rent freeze needed

    Thu Jul 1, 2021 - 09:35 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan 3 year rent freeze should be implemented in short term Clarification needed on 4% rent increase for 2020Rent stabilisation measure should be part of a wider package of rental reforms which include sec...
  4. Bacik calls for Additional Supports for Families and Children as School Holidays Begin

    Thu Jul 1, 2021 - 08:52 am - Ivana Bacik TD With the closure of many primary and post primary schools in the constituency for summer this week, Dublin Bay South bye-election candidate, Senator Ivana Bacik, says the State should provide a suite ...
  5. President Higgins highlights need to ban gambling ads – Wall calls for urgency from Govt

    Wed Jun 30, 2021 - 03:46 pm - Senator Mark Wall Welcoming remarks made by President Michael D Higgins highlighting the scourge of gambling advertising, Labour sports spokesperson Mark Wall has called on Government to prioritise his legislation whic...
  6. School’s out for summer and still no plan for catching up on lost class time

    Wed Jun 30, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD UK catch up fund over £1 billionItaly targeting funding for children who struggled with remote workingSchools need a planMarking the end of the primary school year, Labour education spokesperson Aodh...
  7. Bacik launches landmark renters bill – asks for mandate to make it law

    Wed Jun 30, 2021 - 09:24 am - Ivana Bacik TD Gives security of tenure by restricting excuses for evictions. Paves way for affordable rent linking increases to Consumer Price Index, beyond Labour's three year rent freeze. Brings rented ...
  8. Social media has a role to play in providing support for people suffering from eating disorders

    Tue Jun 29, 2021 - 11:12 am - Senator Annie Hoey Labour spokesperson on higher education Senator Annie Hoey has written to Facebook and Instagram asking the sites to consider playing a more proactive role in protecting and supporting people sufferin...
  9. New Dublin Lord Mayor Gilliland outlines priorities for year ahead

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 06:30 pm - Mayor Alison Gilliland Key themes for year ahead are community, housing and gender.Enhance local communities and work to make Dublin look and feel like a European city post-Covid.Pursue real long-term solution to homelessne...
  10. “Shameful” that Coláiste Mhuire school community have no answers on new school building

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 02:53 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Senator Marie Sherlock has branded as “shameful” the ongoing, protracted delays to the development of a new school building for bunscoil Coláiste Mhuire in Parnell Square, Dublin 1.I...
  11. Campus culture needs overhaul

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 01:19 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Welcoming the Minister’s proposals to tackle sexual violence and harassment in higher education, Labour spokesperson Annie Hoey said that this is a great opportunity to overhaul the culture on campu...
  12. New Vision launched for the protection and enhancement of Dublin Bay

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 11:00 am - Ivana Bacik TD Labour candidate in the Dublin Bay South bye-election, Ivana Bacik today launched a radical new vision for the protection and enhancement of Dublin Bay. Central to her proposal is a new statutory Dubl...
  13. Home ownership no longer a legitimate aspiration for most

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 - 08:53 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour proposed bill to reduce the cost of landTime to consider a Rent to Buy schemeLabour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said that it is incumbent on the Government to take action to ensure th...
  14. Timeline needed for Public Ownership of NMH

    Sun Jun 27, 2021 - 10:20 am - Ivana Bacik TD Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the Minister for Health to provide a timeline for resolving the public ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital. In the interest of transparency and cl...
  15. Celebrating Pride weekend, Bacik calls for targeted LGBTQ+ strategy

    Fri Jun 25, 2021 - 11:08 am - Ivana Bacik TD Celebrating Dublin Pride weekend, Labour equality spokesperson Senator Ivana Bacik said that events marking the weekend should inspire reflection and renewed determination to ensure full equality for ...