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Treadmill Budget will Fail to Deliver Equality

Labour leader Ivana Bacik said today that the Budget produced by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil is little more than a Treadmill Budget – just running to stand still. Deputy Bacik said: “Yesterday’s Budget presented the Government with an opportunity to provide a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people for whom Ireland now…

29 September 2022

Serious questions for Low Pay Commission says Sherlock

Admission they don’t look at profitability of sectors with most minimum wage workers Labour’s Worker’s rights spokesperson Marie Sherlock has today (Wednesday, 28th September) expressed grave concerns over the Low Pay Commission’s admission about how they assess the appropriate national minimum wage. Speaking following a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise Trade and…

29 September 2022

Labour’s Diversity in Broadcasting Bill would ensure better representation of diverse voices

Labour arts and media spokesperson Marie Sherlock said the time has come to amplify the voices of women and people of colour on our radio stations. Launching her Diversity in Broadcasting Bill today, Senator Sherlock said making it onto a playlist can be a life changing experience for artists, however there are many great female…

07 July 2022

Bacik calls for positive action on gender equality

Delivering the opening address this morning at an AHCPS (Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants) seminar on women and leadership post-pandemic, Ivana Bacik TD addressed the topic of gender quotas as a way of improving women’s representation in Irish politics and across public and private sectors. Outlining the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on…

06 July 2022

Labour to protest decision to overturn Roe v Wade on Sunday 26th June at US Embassy

The Labour Party will protest the decision to overturn Roe v Wade at 5pm on Sunday, June 26th, at the US Embassy Ballsbridge to express solidarity with all the women and girls who will be so severely impacted by this horrific step back for women’s rights. What: Protest at US Embassy Who: Labour Leader Ivana…

24 June 2022

Return to fully in-person teaching disadvantages disabled students says Hoey

Labour Higher Education spokesperson, Annie Hoey, has today (Friday, 22nd April) demanded that the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris steps up and guarantees that remote learning options become a permanent feature of our education system. The call comes following news that colleges are actively emailing students to confirm that for the next…

22 April 2022

Ongoing insecurity of SNA role must be reviewed

Following a seminar hosted by Labour Party, Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock have called for stronger workers’ rights for SNAs. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “In the week of teachers’ unions conferences, we in the Labour Party wanted to highlight the disparity in terms and conditions between SNAs and their…

20 April 2022

Outdated sexist language must be removed from the Constitution says Bacik

Labour Spokesperson on Equality and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality, Ivana Bacik has today (Thursday, 10th March) said that outdated and sexist language concerning women in the Constitution must be removed by referendum. Speaking following a meeting of the Gender Equality Committee Deputy Bacik said: “This morning, we heard from a range…

10 March 2022

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