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

Labour leader and Dublin Bay South TD Ivana Bacik has called for her Dublin Bay Authority legislation to be enacted in order to ensure improved water quality for swimmers and other local residents around the Dublin Bay area. With thousands expected to take to the sea over the Christmas week and on Christmas Day in…

Ivana Bacik TD
22 December 2023

Urgent need for injection centres

Labour Justice spokesperson, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD is once again calling on the Government to implement much-needed injection centres. Deputy Ó Ríordáin said  “Eight years ago to the day I got cabinet approval to legislate for Ireland’s first Medically Supervised Injection Facility. And we’re still waiting. The conservative coalition are burying their heads in the…

15 December 2023

Concerns about Government’s approach to wording of equality referendums

Divergence from the wording produced through the extensive consultation process of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality and Special Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality Speaking on Government legislation to call a referendum on constitutional recognition and definitions of ‘care’ and the ‘family’, Labour Leader and former Chairperson of the Special Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality…

Ivana Bacik TD
14 December 2023

Retail workers and business are crying out for coordinated garda engagement, greater visible policing presence in communities and changes to law to protect workers.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment hearings today met with retail business and representatives of RGDATA, Musgraves and CSNA. Labour’s Worker’s Rights spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock said today it is critical that An Garda Síochána and the Government respond to the cry for help. Senator Sherlock said: “For years now, retail workers and…

13 December 2023

Residential Tenancies Board Survey Reveals Alarming Rental Cost Burden and Insecurity for Tenants

Labour Leader and housing spokesperson Deputy Ivana Bacik has expressed concern following the publication of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) latest Rental Sector Survey for 2023, which confirmed distressing realities for renters in Ireland. Deputy Bacik said: “The findings from the RTB Survey underscore a troubling state of affairs in Ireland’s rental sector. The findings…

Ivana Bacik TD
13 December 2023

Government must wake up to scale of drug use

Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said big changes are needed to break down the stigma and address the trauma associated with drug use. As the Coolmine Centre service reports more people presenting with cocaine addiction, Deputy Ó Ríordáin said Government cannot continue to ignore the issues at the heart of illegal drug use. Deputy…

12 December 2023

COP cannot be held in another petrostate

Labour calls for Just Transition taskforce Labour leader Ivana Bacik has urged Government to outline a clearer pathway to phasing out the use of fossil fuels and meeting climate targets nationally. Speaking during Leaders’ Questions, Deputy Bacik said the COP summit should never again be held in a petrostate. Deputy Bacik said: “Nearing the end…

Ivana Bacik TD
12 December 2023

COP28 on Verge of Failure

Labour’s Climate Spokesperson Senator Rebecca Moynihan, has today expressed concern following reports that the phasing out of using fossil fuels will be omitted from the COP 28 agreement. Senator Moynihan said: “The influence of petro-states at COP28 underscores the need for Ireland and the EU to demonstrate an alternative, steering towards a green-state model for…

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
12 December 2023

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