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Labour raises grave concerns with planning reform legislation

Spin over substance and an attempt to distract from this weeks rushed legislation Draft Bill will give Ministerial power to appoint more members to An Bord Pleanála than ever before Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said the Minister for Housing is rushing through deeply problematic planning reforms without any public consultation. Happening in the…

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
14 December 2022

Groundhog Day with Climate Action Plan Delay

Responding to the confirmation of reports that Cabinet will not approve the Climate Action Plan 2023 before the Dáil and Seanad rise, Labour Leader and Spokesperson for Climate Ivana Bacik TD has called for an end to the constant delay of climate action initiatives. Deputy Bacik said, “It feels like Groundhog Day again, with the…

Ivana Bacik TD
13 December 2022

Pre Christmas rushed planning legislation a power grab

Broader reform needed with public consultation Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the agreed proposals from the Minister for Housing on planning reform is an effective power grab from the Department and is unnecessary. Senator Moynihan said: “We absolutely need a reform of our planning legislation but not like this. This is an effective power…

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
13 December 2022

Influencers have more to do to tackle diet culture

Labour Senator and Oireachtas Health Committee member Annie Hoey said influencers must do more to safeguard against the proliferation of diet culture online. In response to research from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) showing a widespread failure of influencers to label content as advertising, Senator Hoey reiterated her call for social media giants…

Senator Annie Hoey image
13 December 2022

Minister must consider Christmas gift of equality for all families

Labour’s Social Welfare (Surviving Cohabitant’s Pension) Bill would provide security to the over 75,000 cohabiting families in Ireland Labour Senator Mark Wall said government must commit to addressing the inequity in current social welfare systems when it comes to cohabiting couples. Following a High Court judgement in the O’Meara Case in October 2022, Senator Wall…

Senator Mark Wall
13 December 2022

Labour has no confidence in Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael in housing

Speaking in advance of a Dáil motion on the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said Labour has no confidence in either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil when it comes to housing. After six wasted years of failed housing policy, Senator Moynihan said the government’s silver bullet, Housing for All, is failing…

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
12 December 2022

Housing crisis having huge impact on rise in domestic violence cases

Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said today (Friday 9th December) the housing crisis is having a huge impact on people trying to escape domestic violence situations. Commenting on the 9% increase in reported incidents of domestic abuse to Gardaí in 2022, Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “It is encouraging that more people have the…

09 December 2022

Dublin Bay Bill must be enacted early next year

Labour leader and Dublin Bay South TD Ivana Bacik has welcomed the commitment from government to consider the establishment of a Dublin Bay Authority to protect and promote the biosphere across the city’s bay. Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Bacik welcomed government support for the central principle of her Dublin Bay Bill and said that,…

Ivana Bacik TD
09 December 2022

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