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Ivana Bacik - Statement on Violence Against Women

Thu Jan 20, 2022 - 10:57 am - Ivana Bacik TD I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate, on behalf of the Labour Party. We speak today following the horrific killing of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, County Offaly last week.At the outs...

Covid bonus must be extended to low paid private sector workers

Wed Jan 19, 2022 - 04:46 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Labour Party Spokesperson for Employment, Senator Marie Sherlock has today said the Government must do all they can to ensure frontline workers in the private sector are not excluded from any Cov...

Labour Bill to provide time off after early miscarriage to be debated using Govt time

Wed Jan 19, 2022 - 02:18 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Seanad will debate Labour’s Organisation of Working Time Act (Reproductive Health Related Leave) Bill 2021 on Thursday at 1:30pm.Legislation would ensure women could access up to 20 days paid leave ...

One in twenty vacant homes during a housing crisis unacceptable

Tue Jan 18, 2022 - 11:05 am - Senator Rebecca Moynihan Local authorities need more teeth to address crisisLabour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the Minister must act and bring in a vacant home tax to bring the one in twenty homes lying vacant ...

Wealth inequality is the hidden pandemic of our time

Mon Jan 17, 2022 - 12:23 pm - Ged Nash TD Finance Minister refuses to consider wealth tax as fortunes of billionaires doubleWealth tax urgently needed to address obscene levels of inequalityResponding to today’s Oxfam report which shows tha...