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Christmas swimmers need assurances that water quality is safe in Dublin Bay

Bacik calls for Dublin Bay Authority to protect and promote the swimmers’ paradise Labour leader and Dublin Bay South TD Ivana Bacik has called for a Dublin Bay Authority to be enacted to protect and promote the swimmers’ paradise throughout the city. With thousands expected to take to the sea over the Christmas week and…

Ivana Bacik TD
22 December 2022

Climate and Biodiversity Crises Must Become a Priority for Government

Speaking about the revised Climate Action Plan which was approved by Cabinet today (21st December), Labour leader and climate spokesperson Ivana Bacik TD described as “deeply frustrating” the constant delays and missed targets which now characterise the Government’s approach to the climate crisis. Deputy Bacik said: “Last week, I challenged the outgoing Taoiseach on the…

Ivana Bacik TD
21 December 2022

Don’t believe Government’s honeyed words on low pay – they didn’t even turn up in Court today to defend under threat wage setting legislation

Labour Party spokesperson on worker’s rights, Senator Marie Sherlock has said it is disgraceful that the Government continue to sit on their hands and failure to defend wage setting legislation that is now under attack in the courts. Senator Sherlock said: “Today was the third court date for the judicial review taken by the three…

20 December 2022

Intervention from Nash helps secure stay on decision to relocate 45 Ukrainian refugees the week before Christmas

Following a Department notice on Friday (16th December) to the 45 Ukrainian refugees living in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Dundalk since last March that they would be moved to various locations today (Monday, 19th December), Louth Labour TD Ged Nash intervened with Minister Roderic O’Gorman to keep refugees in the community. Deputy Nash said: “It was…

19 December 2022

Labour urges respect for all workers this Christmas

Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock has said the Christmas rush cannot be an excuse for any employer breaching workers’ rights. Reminding workers of the rights under the Organisation of Working Time Act, Senator Sherlock said workers cannot be exploited during the busy Christmas season in hospitality and retail in particular. Senator Sherlock said: “This is…

16 December 2022

Labour welcomes recommendations to update definition of family in the constitution

Gender Equality Committee recommends a change to article 41.3.1 to “family, including but not limited to the marital family” Labour Senator Mark Wall has welcomed recommendations by the Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality chaired by Labour leader Ivana Bacik on updating the definition of family in the constitution. Senator Wall said it’s time our constitution…

Senator Mark Wall
15 December 2022

Equality Referendum must be held in 2023 – Bacik

Speaking today at the launch of the final report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Gender Equality, ‘Unfinished Democracy’, Deputy Ivana Bacik called upon Government to commit to holding a referendum on equality in 2023, based upon the recommendations in the Committee report. Chaired by Ivana Bacik TD, the cross-party Joint Oireachtas Committee held a…

Ivana Bacik TD
15 December 2022

Labour extends sincere sympathies to family of deceased peacekeeper in Lebanon

Labour defence spokesperson Mark Wall has extended his deep sympathies to the family of the deceased member of Óglaigh na hÉireann killed in Lebanon last night. Speaking today Senator Wall said it is a cruel reminder of the risks taken by all members of Óglaigh na hÉireann on all peace keeping missions. Senator Wall said:…

Senator Mark Wall
15 December 2022

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