News & Media

  1. SNAs deserve to be treated with respect

    Thu Apr 9, 2020 - 04:31 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has hit out at the Department of Education and the HSE for the way they have handled a potential redeployment of Special Needs Assistants.Deput...
  2. Healthcare workers need priority treatment on our roads

    Thu Apr 9, 2020 - 01:54 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has called for priority treatment for HSE staff on our roads.Deputy Smith said:“As part of Operation Fanacht, we are seeing the Gardaí implement mor...
  3. High-quality, useable PPE needed for frontline health workers

    Tue Apr 7, 2020 - 11:29 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD, has said acquiring high quality Personal Protective Equipment for our frontline healthcare workers is the best thing the Government and HSE could do on World Health ...
  4. Apprentice Covid payment needed

    Mon Apr 6, 2020 - 05:02 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour TD Seán Sherlock has called for a support payment to be immediately made available to apprentices who have been left high and dry with no income following the Covid-19 lockdown.Deputy Sherlock...
  5. Third-level institutions should examine 'no-detriment' style policies

    Mon Apr 6, 2020 - 03:15 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has called on third-level institutions and the further education sector to introduce a ‘no-detriment’ style policy for the remainder ...
  6. Wage scheme must be changed to better protect low-paid workers

    Mon Apr 6, 2020 - 12:02 pm - Ged Nash TD Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Ged Nash TD, has said the Government must amend the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) to address the perverse situation where many l...
  7. Childcare solution for healthcare professionals must be put forward this week

    Mon Apr 6, 2020 - 11:30 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, has said the Government must urgently produce their long-awaited childcare solution for healthcare professionals.Deputy Kelly said:“Schools and creches have been ...
  8. Rule change for tax exiles wrong

    Sun Apr 5, 2020 - 03:36 pm - Duncan Smith TD Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has said the Labour Party completely opposes plans by the Government to relax rules for tax exiles.Deputy Smith said:“The existing rules are already ...
  9. Urgent action needed on Childcare for vital Healthcare Workers

    Sat Apr 4, 2020 - 01:08 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children, Seán Sherlock TD., has said the childcare problem for essential healthcare workers needs to be urgently addressed by Government.Deputy Sherlock continued:...
  10. Statement by Alan Kelly TD following Labour Leadership election

    Sat Apr 4, 2020 - 11:20 am - Alan Kelly TD Following the conclusion of the Labour Party Leadership contest, Labour Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD, said:“It is an absolute honour to be elected as Leader of the Labour Party by the members and to ...
  11. Labour Party Leadership election results

    Fri Apr 3, 2020 - 10:19 pm - The Labour Party Following the completion of the count of the Labour Party Leadership election on Friday 3rd April, the result was announced by the Returning Officer, Conor Power.The result of the count is as follows:...
  12. Statement by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

    Fri Apr 3, 2020 - 09:55 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD “I wholeheartedly congratulate my friend and colleague Alan Kelly, who now takes on the responsibility of leading our Party. The values of economic justice, universal rights, equality, solidari...
  13. Teachers' input vital in Department guidance

    Fri Apr 3, 2020 - 02:49 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has said the voices of school teachers and principals should be heard in the issuing of any formal guidance by the Department of Education a...
  14. Mixed messages from Gov on Leaving Cert adding to students' concerns

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 06:53 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, said mixed messages from Government are not serving exam students well.This comes as the Taoiseach said at a media briefing that the Leav...
  15. We can't go back to business as usual post-Covid19

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 02:10 pm - Ged Nash TD I welcome this opportunity to place this statement on the record of the House.My first thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have sadly passed away.If this crisis has done anything, it has put...