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Housing Crisis is “The Civil Rights Issue of This Generation” – Bacik

Minister Harris and Minister Donnelly must work together to bring vacant HSE properties into supply Speaking during Leaders’ Questions today, Labour Leader and Housing Spokesperson Ivana Bacik condemned the Government for their failure to tackle effectively the “civil rights issue of this generation” – the housing crisis. Deputy Bacik said: “The housing crisis is the…

Ivana Bacik TD
04 October 2023

Students need support in Budget 2024

Government must heed the calls from USI and take action to support students Labour spokesperson on Higher Education, Senator Annie Hoey has today (Wednesday 4th October) said the escalating student accommodation crisis and the soaring cost-of-living for students must be addressed in Budget 2024 Senator Hoey: “I stand in solidarity with the USI and support…

Senator Annie Hoey image
04 October 2023

All sides must work together to solve the deadlock in childcare

Labour’s spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD has said that it is vital that all sides work together to reduce fees for childcare in Ireland. Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday night, Deputy Sherlock called on all stakeholders to collaborate and ensure professional pay levels for child care staff. Deputy Sherlock said:…

Seán Sherlock TD
04 October 2023

Community and voluntary workers need a pay rise

Government must ensure demands are met  Strike action likely from 17th October Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said he is deeply concerned at the failure of Government to make progress for care workers. In advance of planned strike action October 17th, Deputy Smith said families who rely on these workers will be devastated if Government…

Duncan Smith TD
04 October 2023

Justice system creaking under Fine Gael’s watch

Policing Authority must be compelled to intervene on Garda dispute as per Section 62H(2) of the Garda Siochana Act Speaking in the Dáil today during Leaders’ Questions, Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin accused Fine Gael of being asleep at the wheel on all matters relating to justice. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “Fine Gael have…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
03 October 2023

Film industry exploitation in Ireland must end

Actors in Ireland must get Fair Pay Labour spokesperson on Arts, Senator Marie Sherlock, has today expressed her strong support for Irish actors and the union Irish Equity in their campaign to ensure fair pay in Ireland’s film industry. Today a petition, signed by over 3,700, actors was handed over at the gates of Leinster…

Senator Marie Sherlock
03 October 2023

Labour Party and Duncan Stewart demand urgency on vacancy

Bacik to host public meeting in Rathmines tonight Almost 5,000 homes vacant in Dublin alone Labour leader and housing spokesperson Ivana Bacik will host a public meeting to tackle vacancy and dereliction in the capital this evening, Tuesday 3rd October at 7pm in Rathmines Town Hall. Deputy Bacik will be joined by Duncan Stewart, award-winning…

Ivana Bacik TD
03 October 2023

Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs a historic opportunity to change people’s lives

Labour spokesperson on Justice, Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD, has thanked the participants of the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs for their contributions following the conclusion of discussions yesterday (1st October).  Deputy Ó Riordáin said: “The Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs is a historic opportunity to change people’s lives.The Assembly will reconvene later in October to agree its…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
02 October 2023

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