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Hare-brained tax cut idea will do nothing for working people

Usual Fine Gael summer kite-flying getting boring Taoiseach accused of virtue-signalling Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has criticised the pathetic kite-flying on tax cuts from Fine Gael. Deputy Nash said: “Last March, Leo Varadkar floated his 30% tax rate so it’s par for the course for Fine Gael to call for tax cuts this time…

Ged Nash TD
30 May 2023

Department of Housing beyond a mess

Eviction ban needed to stem homelessness Labour Senator and Oireachtas Housing Committee member Mark Wall has urged Government to reintroduce the eviction ban. Senator Wall said: “The evidence from Threshold today is stark. There are over 12,000 people living in homelessness, and this doesn’t reflect the volume of people who are forced to couch surf…

Senator Mark Wall
30 May 2023

IGB deal an indictment of Housing Department’s ability to deliver affordable homes

Responding to reports in the Business Post that a consortium of developers, the Department of Housing, and Dublin City Council are close to finalising a substandard deal for the delivery of homes at the Glass Bottle site in Dublin 4, Labour Party Leader Ivana Bacik and Councillor for the South East Inner City Kevin Donoghue…

Ivana Bacik TD
30 May 2023

Labour’s bill to stamp out price gouging must pass before summer recess

Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has urged Government to fast-track Labour’s bill to tackle price gouging. Deputy Nash said: “According to figures published by Kantar, the cost of a basket of groceries is 16.5% higher today than it was this time last year. It’s as clear as day, the large retailers are making a quick…

Ged Nash TD
29 May 2023

How can Government stand over lifting the eviction ban?

Record breaking number of people living in homelessness Labour leader and housing spokesperson Ivana Bacik has demanded a reintroduction of the eviction ban following the release today of figures showing that a shocking and record breaking number – 12,259 people – are now living in homelessness. Deputy Bacik said: “Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the…

Ivana Bacik TD
26 May 2023

Pathetic kite-flying on tax cuts a smokescreen

Government needs to get real on supporting working people Supporting ICTU’s call for a €2 increase in the national minimum wage, Labour workers’ rights spokesperson Marie Sherlock said it is vital that the lowest paid are supported in the face of the worst cost of living crisis in forty years in this country. Senator Sherlock…

Senator Marie Sherlock
25 May 2023

Certainty for Leaving Cert students welcome

Labour Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has warmly welcomed the announcement that the Leaving certificate results will be published on the 25th of August this year. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “For the Last few years we have been highly critical of the Minister and the State Examinations commission due to the persistent delays in publishing…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
24 May 2023

Care workers must receive equal pay for equal work

We need a single pay framework for Care in Ireland. Responding to comments made yesterday that care organisations face “collapse”, Labour workers’ rights spokesperson Marie Sherlock said that this must be a wake up for Government to act with urgency on the long standing issue of pay for those in care and community services sector….

Senator Marie Sherlock
24 May 2023

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