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Plans for PRSI rebate is zero sum game for low income workers. Complete lack of imagination to supporting incomes and businesses.

Government appears content to let thousands of firms close because of outstanding warehoused debt A proposed PRSI rebate will inevitably lock low income workers to wages linked to the reduced PRSI threshold Government is showing no imagination to helping wages and businesses survive.   Responding to reports that Government is planning to introduce a PRSI…

21 April 2024

Why are low energy consumers denied vital credits?

Labour’s Senator Mark Wall was today condemning the oversight which has resulted in low usage electricity consumers not being entitled to the electricity credit. Senator Wall said: “It’s unacceptable that those who are already struggling are being penalised in this manner. In the midst of the cost of living crisis, many households are facing a…

Senator Mark Wall
18 April 2024

If the EPP are really ‘4 farmers’ then they should abandon Mercosur says Labour MEP candidate Niamh Hourigan

Labour Ireland South candidate Niamh Hourigan has called out Fine Gael’s lack of vision or ambition for Irish farmers. Tomorrow (Friday, 19th April), the European People’s Party, of which Fine Gael is a leading light, is hosting an event in Carlow where EPP Vice Chair Siegfried Muresan will outline an EPP vision for agriculture. Hourigan…

18 April 2024

Building homes the panacea to rising house prices

Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has urged Fianna Fáil to speed up the delivery of homes. Deputy Nash said the “new energy” proclaimed by Taoiseach Harris already appears to have petered out, as no new housing measures have been implemented by this new conservative coalition. Deputy Nash said: “How many experts are needed to tell…

18 April 2024

Government’s inaction on disability strategy criticised

Taoiseach Commitment to Meet with Cara Darmody Welcomed – but more urgent Government action needed on disability rights Labour Party Leader Ivana Bacik TD, in Leader’s Questions today, brought attention to the lack of substantial action in addressing the rights and needs of people with disabilities in Ireland. Deputy Bacik said, “The recent announcement by…

Ivana Bacik TD
17 April 2024

Labour demands urgent action for transport workers safety

SIPTU survey reveals alarming abuse Establishment of dedicated public transport police unit through An Garda Síochana needed Labour’s Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith TD today called for immediate action to address the safety concerns of transport workers across the country. Following a survey conducted by SIPTU union members, which highlighted the pervasive abuse and antisocial behaviour…

17 April 2024

Improving regional roads critical for the country

Diktat to Gardaí to do 30 minutes road traffic duty laughable Labour TD Alan Kelly has called on Government to commit to improving regional roads in an effort to improve road safety. Deputy Kelly said: “Rather than sending out diktats to already stretched Gardaí to carry out more road traffic duties, this Government should be…

17 April 2024

Greater awareness of knife crime crucial

Knife amnesty could work to help end epidemic of knife crime Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised Fine Gael’s kneejerk reaction to the increasing levels of knife crime. Calling for the roll out of knife amnesty bins in the city, Deputy Ó Ríordáin said increasing sentencing for knife crime alone is not an…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
16 April 2024

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