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  1. Construction sector must get return to work protocols absolutely right

    Mon May 11, 2020 - 10:07 am - Alison Gilliland Speaking ahead of the reopening of construction sites, Labour Councillor Alison Gilliland and chair of the Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committee on Housing, said:"As building sites ...
  2. National Insurance Indemnity on Covid-19 needed to get Ireland working again

    Mon May 11, 2020 - 07:38 am - Brendan Howlin TD Labour Party TD for Wexford Brendan Howlin has called for a general insurance indemnity against Covid-19 related claims, using the State Claims Agency, to help get Ireland back to work and save jobs.I...
  3. School profiling proposal is highly problematic

    Sun May 10, 2020 - 03:45 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said the usage of school data or ‘school profiling’ in the calculation of Leaving Certificate grades is highly problematic.Deputy Ó...
  4. Correspondence on new National Maternity Hospital ownership must be published

    Sun May 10, 2020 - 11:54 am - Alan Kelly TD Labour Party Leader and Health spokesperson, Alan Kelly TD, has said serious questions remain over the governance of the proposed new National Maternity Hospital and has called for all correspondence ...
  5. Minister must publish Leaving Cert health and legal advice

    Sat May 9, 2020 - 12:54 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has called on the Minister for Education to publish the health and legal advice concerning the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate.Deput...
  6. Workers must have confidence that new Covid-19 workplace safety protocols will be enforced

    Sat May 9, 2020 - 11:40 am - Ged Nash TD Labour’s Employment spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has welcomed the announcement by government of new protocols which will be introduced to protect workers, workplaces and customers and help limit the r...
  7. Limerick Labour Cllrs write to Flanagan with Covid concerns in Limerick Direct Provision centres

    Fri May 8, 2020 - 03:49 pm - Cllr Conor Sheehan The group of Labour Councillors on Limerick City and County Council have written to the Minister for Justice to highlight concerns about the potential spread of Covid-19 in Direct Provision Centres in...
  8. Covid crisis in Direct Provision centres shows urgent need for change

    Fri May 8, 2020 - 01:50 pm - Senator Annie Hoey Labour Senator Annie Hoey said the large outbreak of 164 Covid-19 cases in nineteen Direct Provision centres shows the urgent need for change in accommodation standards, and that the Department of Jus...
  9. Questions Minister must answer on Leaving Cert 2020

    Fri May 8, 2020 - 11:21 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Party Education spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, has said there is a need for urgent answers today from the Minister for Education and the Taoiseach on the follow on impact of cancelling...
  10. Immediate investigation needed on Dealgan House Deaths

    Fri May 8, 2020 - 09:32 am - Ged Nash TD Families entitled to know the truth and have full disclosure on Covid-19 outbreak at Louth nursing homeLouth TD Ged Nash has said an urgent and time-limited investigation must be carried out by HIQA t...
  11. Vetting issue another cause for concern in childcare scheme for Healthcare Workers

    Fri May 8, 2020 - 08:28 am - Sean Sherlock TD Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD, has called on the Minister to clarify the situation surrounding Garda vetting for childcare workers under its home-based scheme fo...
  12. Answers needed on Legality of Predictive grading

    Thu May 7, 2020 - 08:27 pm - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said tonight that if the Leaving Cert is to be cancelled tomorrow by the Fine Gael Cabinet we will need firm answers immediately on the legality of ...
  13. Campaign needed to secure Brexit extension

    Thu May 7, 2020 - 04:45 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil today on Brexit statements, Brendan Howlin TD raised the urgent need for a cross community campaign to secure an extension on the Brexit negotiation period.Deputy Howlin said:“...
  14. Details needed on Covid Payment extension

    Thu May 7, 2020 - 04:21 pm - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Labour Party Senator Rebecca Moynihan has called on the Government to provide certainty on the future timeline and levels of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and other extraordinary support payments,...
  15. Urgent action needed to address childcare insurance issues in scheme for Healthcare Workers

    Thu May 7, 2020 - 01:53 pm - Sean Sherlock TD Responding to reports that childcare providers who take part in the Government’s at-home childcare scheme for healthcare workers won’t be covered for COVID-related insurance claims, Labour spokesp...