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Latest news and press releases from our public reps are below.

HPV catch-up programme should be more broadly available

With the HPV vaccine now due to be made available to women up to age 25, Labour Health spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has said the Minister should ask NIAC to assess if it should be made available for women up to the age of 45. Deputy Smith said: “The HPV catch-up vaccine programme should be…

23 May 2022

Rogue attempt by Tánaiste to muddy the waters on flexible work

Flexible work increases employee morale and productivity Flexible work creates more diverse work force Flexible work benefits local economies Labour Bill would provide right to flexible work not government’s preferred option of right to refuse Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock has slammed the spin emanating from government regarding the cost of flexible work to the…

19 May 2022

Labour demand Minister McGrath and Donnelly break the deadlock in MLSA pay dispute

Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith has today (Wednesday, 18th May) demanded that the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, and Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, engage directly with MLSA representatives immediately in order to break the deadlock concerning pay equality for medical scientists. Deputy Smith said: “Going on strike is always the last…

18 May 2022

Govt must seize opportunity to protect problem gamblers

Labour Bill would ban all gambling ads Welcoming the report of the Oireachtas Justice Committee which recommends banning ads by betting companies before the watershed, Labour sports spokesperson Mark Wall said government must go further and ban all ads from gambling companies. Senator Wall said: “We know that gambling companies are actively targeting our young…

18 May 2022

UK proposals on protocol a breach of trust and international law

Labour spokesperson on Foreign and EU Affairs, Brendan Howlin TD said: “The latest stunt by the UK government on the Northern Ireland protocol has the potential to seriously damage the peace process in Northern Ireland, fundamentally damage east-west relations, and undermine efforts to build trust between the UK and EU. “If the Foreign Secretary moves…

17 May 2022

Community resources needed to provide support for people suffering from eating disorders

Labour Senator and member of the Oireachtas Health subcommittee on mental health Annie Hoey has called on government to address the concerns raised by Bodywhys at today’s committee meeting. Senator Hoey has written to social networking sites demanding more thorough and proactive interventions to protect people suffering from eating disorders from harmful content. Senator Hoey…

17 May 2022

DCC must address unequal grants allocation for public cycle infrastructure, say Labour Councillor

Minister Eamon Ryan’s Constituency received 13 times more than its neighbouring constituency At the start of National Bike Week, Labour Cllr Darragh Moriarty is calling on the NTA and DCC to correct the unfair imbalance of funding made available for cycle infrastructure to the Dublin South Central area. The breakdown of Active Travel Grants for…

16 May 2022

Time for implementation of a Rent to Buy housing scheme

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called for the introduction of a Rent to Buy housing scheme to help those caught in the rent trap get on the property ladder. With the cost of buying a home soaring nationwide, Senator Moynihan said time has come for government to be open to structural policy changes to…

16 May 2022

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