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A three-pronged approach needed to counter energy price hikes

Labour leader Ivana Bacik has today (Friday, 2nd September) said that the government must act urgently to tackle spiralling energy prices by introducing immediate price caps on energy bills, establishing a windfall tax on the excessive profits of energy and gas companies and increasing fuel allowance eligibility limits for people on low to middle incomes….

02 September 2022

Accessible information a public good – Diminishing of Citizens Information Service must be stopped

Following the broadcasting of a Liveline programme today (Thursday, 1st September), during which the consolidation of the Citizens Information Service was discussed, Leader of the Labour Party and TD for Dublin Bay South Ivana Bacik has renewed her calls for a halt to the further diminishing of the service. Deputy Bacik said, “I am concerned…

01 September 2022

Less talk and more action needed to address energy crisis

Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik has today (Monday 22nd August) said that less talk and more action is needed to avoid blackouts this winter and to secure Ireland’s energy supply into the future. Deputy Bacik said: “While the commissioning of yet another Government review is to be broadly welcomed, we believe that it comes as…

22 August 2022

2007 law on maximum price orders must be used to help struggling households through cost of living crisis

Regulators missing in action on escalating price rises European Commission has confirmed energy caps are an option for Ireland Enterprise Committee hearings on maximum price orders requested Labour’s Finance and Public Expenditure spokesperson Ged Nash has criticised the government for failing to use the laws available to help manage the cost of living crisis. Deputy…

16 June 2022

ESRI report confirms Labour call for enhanced fuel allowance system

Fuel Allowance means-test threshold must be increased and half rate payment introduced. Responding to the ESRI report showing almost a third of households in the State are experiencing energy poverty, Labour Social Protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock TD said it confirmed the Labour Party call for a reformed fuel allowance system to help those on fixed…

16 June 2022

One million banking customers must be protected during big switch

Labour finance spokesperson, Ged Nash has today (Wednesday, 27th April) said Government must step up and protect Ulster Bank and KBC customers ahead of the banks planned exit from the Irish market in order avoid the risk of chaos crippling basic bank transactions. Deputy Nash said: “Almost a million ordinary bank customers are in the…

27 April 2022

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