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Labour welcome the establishment of the commission on Defence but pay and conditions concerns remain

Following our submission to the Department of Defence, the Labour Party and Party Defence Spokesperson, Senator Mark Wall have cautiously welcomed the establishment of the Commission and wish it well in it’s work. Senator Wall said:  “Labour believe that recruitment, pay, conditions, career progression and welfare of service families pose significant problems regarding the viability…

18 December 2020

Labour Senators welcome passage of Coco’s Law through the Seanad

Today, Friday 18th December, Labour Senators have welcomed the passage of the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 through all stages of the Seanad. Reacting to the passage of the Bill, Labour Seanad group leader and Spokesperson for Children Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has said, “It will be a great…

18 December 2020

Smith welcomes Committee Report on Climate Bill – a decade of concerned action an imperative

Labour Party Spokesperson on Climate Action Duncan Smith has welcomed the publication of the pre-legislative scrutiny report from the Joint Committee on Climate on the Climate Action Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020.   Deputy Smith said:   “Carbon emission reduction is the biggest challenge facing us globally and it is clear that this decade…

18 December 2020

Howlin welcomes final passage of his bill – Coco’s Law – to tackle online harassment and image based sexual abuse

Long three year campaign to make the internet a safer place. New law will tackle image based sexual abuse and online harassment. Bill named in honour of Nicole ‘Coco’ Fox Fenlon. Labour Justice Spokesperson, Brendan Howlin today welcomed the final passage of his Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill through the Seanad after a…

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18 December 2020

Public cannot wait for 5 days to hear about potential additional restrictions

Public and businesses need certainty Taoiseach should bring forward cabinet meeting Labour Leader Alan Kelly says that the public cannot be expected to wait for 5 days to hear from the Government about any potential additional Covid restrictions that may come into force before the new year. Deputy Kelly said: “The public and businesses need…

17 December 2020

McEntee contradicts Dáil statement – needs to fully explain contradictions in timeline and process

Following Leaders Questions in the Dáil where the Tánaiste avoided answering questions on the latest Woulfe process revelations Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly said that there are contradictions in the statements from the Minister and that the timelines don’t add up. Deputy Kelly said: “What is clear from the statements by the Minister for Justice…

17 December 2020

Tánaiste confirms to Kelly that vaccinations will start in Ireland this year 

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has confirmed to Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly during Promised Legislation in the Dáil that vaccinations will start in the Republic of Ireland this year.  Deputy Kelly said: “I welcome the Tánaiste’s confirmation to me that the EMA will approve the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine following a meeting on Monday and…

17 December 2020

Housing Minister disingenuous for announcing a co-living ban while allowing applications to sneak through

Labour Housing Spokesperson, Senator Rebecca Moynihan has said that the Housing Minister is needs to state clearly that we a ban on co-living and not allow applications to sneak through Senator Moynihan was speaking after a number of applications have been made to An Bord Pleanála after the ban was announced. Senator Moynihan said: “The…

16 December 2020

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