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Budget 2023 must provide a fair increase in social welfare payments

€20 increase must be provided Labour social protection spokesperson Seán Sherlock has demanded that government meet the rate of inflation and provide a €20 increase to social welfare payments. Speaking in advance of Budget 2023, Deputy Sherlock said double payments must made in October and December to give people a chance this winter. Deputy Sherlock…

26 September 2022

Households need emergency measures to get through the winter

Windfall Tax to be redistributed to those who need it most Energy price cap to keep the heat on for households Emergency eviction ban while supply comes on stream Launching its Alternative Budget today (Thursday 22nd September) Labour has demanded a radical package of measures to protect households this winter. Speaking today, Labour finance spokesperson…

22 September 2022

Labour welcomes ‘progressive’ Taxation & Welfare Commission Report

Commission recommendations align with Party’s call for a renewed focus on taxes on wealth Responding to the publication of the Commission on Taxation and Welfare’s report, Labour Finance Spokesperson Ged Nash said: “The Tax and Welfare Commission report is an honest, independent assessment of how our taxation and welfare system needs to be reorientated and…

14 September 2022

Real cut in the minimum wage rise shows Government’s head is in the clouds

Labour Party spokesperson on employment rights Marie Sherlock has tonight (13th September) said the proposed increase in the minimum wage amounts to a real cut in wages for the lowest paid as we face double digit inflation . The six month wait to January 2023 is simply intolerable as more and more people face poverty…

13 September 2022

Wage support scheme needed to protect jobs this winter

Drogheda’s Premier Periclase plant ‘canary in coalmine’ as redundancy notices set to be issued Planned energy supports won’t be sufficient to stave off job losses in industry  Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has called today (Tuesday, 7th September) on the government to create a new short-term wage support scheme to help protect jobs and firms most at…

06 September 2022


Mortgage interest rate cap needed now Responding to reports that the European Central Bank (ECB) will soon hike its lending rates twice by the end of the year, Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash said the Government has no option but to support Labour’s legislation to cap mortgage interest rates in Ireland. Deputy Nash said: “People…

24 August 2022

Government must take the lead and provide pay rises for squeezed workers

Government sitting on Low Pay Commission recommendation on minimum wage  Report must be published now and rise introduced in October, not January  Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has said both private and public sector workers need an immediate and significant pay rise to combat the cost of living crisis. Responding to Bank of Ireland’s Economic…

25 July 2022

Mortgage interest rate cap needed now

Any potential rise in European Central Bank (ECB) interest rates will clobber almost half a million hard-pressed homeowners according to Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash. Speaking in advance of an expected ECB interest hike tomorrow (Thursday 21st July) Deputy Nash called on the Government to adopt Labour’s recently introduced Bill and change the law to…

20 July 2022

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