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Young people must receive fair pay

Labour leader Ivana Bacik has called on Government to take action now to end the sub-minimum wages for workers under 20 years of age. Since 1 January 2024, the national minimum wage is €12.70 per hour. However, young people continue to be discriminated against when it comes to pay rates. Anyone working under the age…

Ivana Bacik TD
12 June 2024

Labour Calls for Complete Ban on Sharing Road Traffic Images

Labour’s transport spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has called for a complete ban on sharing images from road traffic accidents, citing the need to protect victims and their families from the distress and intrusion of non-consensual recordings. The Labour Party’s “Protection of Accident Victims from Non-Consensual Recording of Images Bill 2022” is set to be debated…

12 June 2024

Government accused of ramming through Planning Bill without opportunity to examine its own inadequate amendments

Labour Leader and Housing Spokesperson Ivana Bacik TD has criticised the Government’s decision to guillotine the Planning and Development Bill 2023. Deputy Bacik said, “It is deeply concerning to see that the Government is proposing to push its much-criticised Planning and Development Bill through both Houses before the Summer break. This is the third biggest…

Ivana Bacik TD
11 June 2024

Constituents with disabilities express concern over National Advocacy Service strike

Ged Nash, Labour Spokesperson on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform and Louth TD, says that constituents with disabilities have expressed serious concern about the looming strike by SIPTU members who work for the National Advocacy Service (NAS). “Some vulnerable constituents have expressed serious concern over the impact that a strike by workers in NAS will have on…

07 June 2024

Contrived Row Between Government Bedfellows Undermines Climate Agenda

Labour’s Dublin MEP candidate, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, today dismissed the contrived row between Government parties on climate as “electoral showboating, that will only undermine support for real action on climate.” “The contrived row in the past 24 hours between the three Government parties on climate action will be seen by voters for what it…

05 June 2024

A vote for Fine Gael is a vote for Ursula Von Der Leyen

Labour’s Eurocandidate for Ireland South, Niamh Hourigan has today warned that a vote for Fine Gael is unequivocally a vote for Ursula Von Der Leyen. Niamh Hourigan said, “Casting a ballot for Fine Gael in the European elections on Friday means endorsing Ursula Von Der Leyen’s military-driven and insular approach to Europe. Her response to…

05 June 2024

Labour demands investigation into planning system corruption

Government must make the practice of “go away” money illegal Labour Leader and Housing Spokesperson Ivana Bacik TD has expressed serious concern at the reports about the offer by a developer of €100,000 to a Castleknock resident to drop withdraw judicial review proceedings being taken against permission for a co-living development. This incident, reported today,…

Ivana Bacik TD
05 June 2024

Labour’s Midlands North-West Candidate highlights disability rights as key issue arising during campaign

Fergal Landy, Labour’s Midlands North-West candidate for the upcoming European elections and a candidate for election to Galway County Council for the Oranmore Athenry, says that disability rights have been a very significant issue during his campaigning. “While canvassing, numerous people have raised the issue of disability rights, possibly because I included improving social rights…

05 June 2024

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