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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

30% year on year increase in homelessness – private rental market protections needed

Labour housing spokesperson said the 30% increase in homelessness in the past year is deeply concerning. Calling for the implementation of an emergency eviction ban and a rent freeze, Senator Moynihan said every step must be taken to stop people entering homelessness from the private rental market. Senator Moynihan said: “The lack of affordable homes…

24 June 2022

Shocking step backwards for women’s rights

Labour leader Ivana Bacik has expressed grave concern and dismay at the decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade. In a week where we learned that over 200 women travelled to Britain from Ireland seeking abortion, Bacik said that this represented a shocking step backwards for women’s rights in the US;…

24 June 2022

Time to end blanket ban on pets in rented accommodation

Labour’s Renters’ Rights Bill would end restrictions on renters Marking Dog Friendly Ireland Day, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called for a ban on landlords prohibiting pets in rented accommodation. Labour’s Renters’ Rights Bill would end this blanket ban on pets which would enable renters to make their house their home. Senator Moynihan said:…

24 June 2022

Richmond Road closure demands govt action on artists’ spaces

Labour arts spokesperson Marie Sherlock has said the closure of Richmond Road studios today (Thursday, 23rdJune) marks a sad day for Dublin and the artists’ community. With 20 artists’ studios in Dublin closing over the past 10 years, Senator Sherlock said government must put a strategy in place to support artistic workplaces. Senator Sherlock said:…

24 June 2022

Leaving Cert result date an unnecessary delay for students

Labour Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has sharply criticised the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, for the unnecessary delay in publishing the results of Leaving Cert 2022. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “Providing Leaving Cert results on Friday, 2nd September is an unnecessary delay at the start of the academic year and will only serve to…

24 June 2022

Minister must intervene to settle Covid test centre swabbers pay dispute

Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith has today (Thursday, 23rd June) challenged the Minister for Health, Simon Donnelly to step up and resolve an escalating dispute between SIPTU and public health service management over a review of pay rates for Covid test centre swabbers. Deputy Smith said: “It is utterly unacceptable that the HSE and Department…

23 June 2022

Labour’s Renters’ Rights Bill would provide security, transparency and comfort

Provides for a rent register to give transparency about previous rents paid Gives security of tenure by restricting excuses for evictions Ends blanket ban on pets Responding to research published by Threshold, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said renters cannot continue to be forgotten by Government in addressing the housing crisis. With many renters aspiring…

23 June 2022

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