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Forced closure of Mater Long Covid Clinic will deprive northside communities of a vital service

Speaking in response to the forced closure of the Mater Hospital’s Long Covid Clinic, Senator Marie Sherlock has sharply criticised the HSE’s decision to disadvantage Long Covid sufferers living on the northside of Dublin. Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Sherlock said: “The closure of the Long Covid Clinic at the Mater Hospital will deprive communities…

06 December 2022

Shocking shootings cannot be just another statistic

Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has today (Tuesday 6th December) expressed his horror at the shootings in Dublin last night and reiterated his calls for a cast iron date for a Citizens Assembly on Drugs to be held. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “This is yet another shocking shooting on the streets of our capital…

06 December 2022

Intel offer highlights need for short term work scheme

Labour spokesperson on workers’ rights, Marie Sherlock has said Intel’s unpaid leave offer will send a chill throughout workplaces across the country and added that workers must be protected from any impending pay cliff edge caused by lay-offs this winter. Senator Sherlock said: “We are deeply concerned about the development in Intel and the news…

02 December 2022

Step in the right direction for women’s football

Labour sports spokesperson Mark Wall said the announcement of professional contracts for players in the Women’s National League is a step in the right direction for the game. Commenting on the news today, Senator Wall said the FAI must work with government to ensure that all clubs can sustain this transition successful. Senator Wall said:…

30 November 2022

Government commit to Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs – date must be set before changeover

Labour Motion debated today to put decriminalisation of drug users at the centre of this Government agree to introduce mobile injecting centres Today (Wednesday, November 30th), the Labour party brought forward a motion calling for a change in step regarding how we as a nation treat drug users and a change in tack when it…

30 November 2022

Banking review a missed opportunity for Sparkasse-style community banking model

Lack of explicit guarantees on local bank branches a cause for major concern Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash TD has today (Tuesday, 29th November) said the publication of the Banking Review Report is a missed opportunity for a Sparkassen-style community banking model. Deputy Nash said: “While the publication of the review is welcome and an…

29 November 2022

Social housing income eligibility threshold more tinkering around the edges from government

Income limits only increased by €5,000 taking into account 16,000 renters Tiny intervention in market will continue to lock people out Less people will qualify than in 2011 because increase hasn’t kept up with inflation despite social and rental crisis in 2022 being much more Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the increase announced to…

29 November 2022

Labour to demand Citizens’ Assembly on drugs with decriminalisation of the user at the centre

Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called on government to set a date for the promised Citizens’ Assembly on drugs. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said that given Ireland now has the joint-highest rate of drug induced deaths among 16 to 64 year olds in the European Union, it’s clear that the criminalisation of drug users…

29 November 2022

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