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FF crying crocodile tears over dividend payments made by firm that took almost €2million in wage subsidy payments

Government TDs consistently refused to back Labour calls for conditions to be attached to TWSS & EWSS scheme Responding to Fianna Fail TD Jim O’Callaghan’s remarks regarding the payment of dividends by firms availing of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash said: “I welcome the government Deputy’s conversion to the…

15 December 2021

Climate Action Plan Annexe Must Now Be Delivered

Time for a Bike to School scheme Where are previously agreed public transport projects in the Plan? E-scooters must be regulated without delay Welcoming the publication of the Government’s Annexe of actions to the Climate Action Plan, Labour Climate spokesperson Ivana Bacik TD said it is imperative that this pathway is implemented urgently, so as…

15 December 2021

Parish Hall must not be sold – Clear message from Drumcondra Public Meeting that this is a vital community amenity

Labour Dublin Central Senator Marie Sherlock has called for the protection of the Drumcondra Parish Hall. Last night, Senator Sherlock arranged a public meeting of residents, local groups active in the area, the residents associations and all those with an interest in seeing the parish hall retained for future use. The catalyst for this meeting…

15 December 2021

Statement on the death of Liam Kavanagh

Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD has extended his sympathy to the family, friends and supporters of former Labour Minister and Wicklow TD Liam Kavanagh. Deputy Kelly said: “I was saddened to hear today of the passing of our former TD and Minister Liam Kavanagh who was a giant of Wicklow politics over many decades….

13 December 2021

HEPA filter move too little too late

Principals need more support from public health Labour education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin described the funding of HEPA filters for schools in January as too little too late. Welcoming the belated attention ventilation in classrooms is receiving by the Department, Deputy Ó Ríordáin said teachers throughout the country are fed up of the late-moves in…

13 December 2021

Statement on the death of Toddy O’Sullivan

Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly TD has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of former Cork Labour Party TD Toddy O’Sullivan. Deputy Kelly said: “Toddy was a stalwart of the Labour Party in Cork over many decades, and great supporter of my own. He lived a long and successful life, and I am…

12 December 2021

Single pricing fare needed for commuter belt

Labour Senator Mark Wall has called for a single pricing fare for the commuter belt up to and including Kildare South to make public transport more affordable and more accessible for commuting students and workers. Reiterating the need to change the culture of public transport, Senator Wall said we cannot allow our motorways to turn…

12 December 2021

Donohoe tax chatter reveals FG spooked by poll ratings and SF tax populism

Labour Party Finance Spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has described comments made by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in this morning’s papers about a multi-annual tax cutting package as wrong for our economy and society. Deputy Nash said: “The Minister’s pledge to embark on a tax-cutting crusade is the wrong thing do. It is a transparently…

11 December 2021

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