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  1. Ongoing failures on airport testing will cost aviation jobs

    Sun Oct 18, 2020 - 01:25 pm - Duncan Smith TD Aer Lingus routes now at risk in Cork and Shannon.Airport testing promised for months but still not delivered.Government inaction is destroying jobs.The incoherent approach by the government to aviati...
  2. Time for cool heads - final opportunity for a deal must be seized

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 03:50 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Brexit Spokesperson Brendan Howlin has called for cool heads after the announcement by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the UK should prepare for a no-deal Brexit following the passing...
  3. No worker should feel they have to go to work while sick

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 02:41 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Employers need clear directions from Government to instruct workers to work from homeNo worker should feel compelled to come to work while sick and particularly during this pandemic where employees, e...
  4. Labour Senators Oppose Rushing of Mother and Baby Homes Bill Through Seanad

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 12:54 pm - The Labour Party Labour Senators have today criticised the hasty manner in which the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes) Report Bill is being rushed through the Seanad by the Government.Speaking o...
  5. Nash expresses concern at Ulster Bank Loan sales report

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 10:58 am - Ged Nash TD Minister confirms plans to meet UIster Bank management Ged Nash TD has expressed his concerns over reports in today’s Irish Times that Cerberus Capital Management is considering making a bid for Uls...
  6. Urgency needed from NPHET on Social Bubbles

    Fri Oct 16, 2020 - 10:13 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Guidelines needed by early next week.Social bubbles have been used successfully in other countries.LSE research shows important in reducing loneliness and improving mental health but also combatting s...
  7. Central Bank Report Shows need for Tailored Support for Households in Arrears

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 - 06:03 pm - Ged Nash TD Household Credit Market report from Central Bank underlines need for additional “tailored supports” for mortgage-holders in arrears as payment breaks expire.Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears (CC...
  8. Government Needs a Strategy to Save Christmas

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 - 01:24 pm - The Labour Party  The people need clarity and confidence for the remainder of the year, and a strategy is required to save Christmas, in order to give people hope.The 5-Level plan needs to be adhered to. Governme...
  9. Justice for undocumented migrants necessary given public health advice

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 - 11:34 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Responding to a survey conducted by the Justice for the Undocumented campaign of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equalit...
  10. Support bubbles needed for those who live alone

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 - 09:35 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Government and NPHET to consider allowing for support or social bubbles for those living alone or in single parent households.“The announcement by t...
  11. Fuel allowance payment down €49 versus last winter

    Wed Oct 14, 2020 - 03:33 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Four extra weeks were paid in 2019/2020 season worth €98.Budget increase of €3.50 a week will apply for only 14 weeks from January, worth €49 in 2020//2021 fuel season.After the failure of the g...
  12. Independent Review into Leaving Cert Calculated grades fiasco welcome

    Wed Oct 14, 2020 - 11:30 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Inquiry must report before the end of the yearLabour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister Norma Foley that she will facilitate an independen...
  13. Pupil Teacher Ratio reduction must be passed onto DEIS Schools

    Wed Oct 14, 2020 - 11:19 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD DEIS schools cannot be allowed fall further behindIreland will have some of the largest class sizes in Europe even with the reductionThe Minister for Education needs to ensure that the pupil-teacher-r...
  14. Mother and Baby Homes Legislation too important to rush

    Wed Oct 14, 2020 - 09:37 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Speaking before it is taken at second stage in the Seanad today, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Senator Ivana Bacik has outlined why her...
  15. Budget 2021 fails to address pay and conditions in the Defence Forces

    Tue Oct 13, 2020 - 07:24 pm - Senator Mark Wall Increased capital investment welcomeBudget 2021 fails to address pay and conditions in the Defence Forces which is exacerbating the recruitment and retention crisis in the forces according to Labour D...