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Government’s inaction on disability strategy criticised

Taoiseach Commitment to Meet with Cara Darmody Welcomed – but more urgent Government action needed on disability rights Labour Party Leader Ivana Bacik TD, in Leader’s Questions today, brought attention to the lack of substantial action in addressing the rights and needs of people with disabilities in Ireland. Deputy Bacik said, “The recent announcement by…

Ivana Bacik TD
17 April 2024

Labour demands urgent action for transport workers safety

SIPTU survey reveals alarming abuse Establishment of dedicated public transport police unit through An Garda Síochana needed Labour’s Transport Spokesperson Duncan Smith TD today called for immediate action to address the safety concerns of transport workers across the country. Following a survey conducted by SIPTU union members, which highlighted the pervasive abuse and antisocial behaviour…

17 April 2024

Improving regional roads critical for the country

Diktat to Gardaí to do 30 minutes road traffic duty laughable Labour TD Alan Kelly has called on Government to commit to improving regional roads in an effort to improve road safety. Deputy Kelly said: “Rather than sending out diktats to already stretched Gardaí to carry out more road traffic duties, this Government should be…

17 April 2024

Greater awareness of knife crime crucial

Knife amnesty could work to help end epidemic of knife crime Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised Fine Gael’s kneejerk reaction to the increasing levels of knife crime. Calling for the roll out of knife amnesty bins in the city, Deputy Ó Ríordáin said increasing sentencing for knife crime alone is not an…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
16 April 2024

Government must leave the pre-budget kites at home and get down to fixing our problems

Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has called out Government for it’s drip feed of what’s amounts to election messaging via the Budgetary process. Speaking in Leinster House today, Deputy Nash said: “Every year the tiresome pre-Budget kite flying gets earlier. It’s time this outfit left the kites at home and fixed the problems we have…

16 April 2024

Eir staff pushed into impossible position

Labour’s Communications Spokesperson Duncan Smith TD has strongly condemned telecoms company Eir for its mistreatment of staff, following revelations from the court hearing regarding the company’s policies on customer complaints. The court heard evidence that Eir warned employees they could face disciplinary action for adhering to statutory regulations governing customer complaints.  Deputy Smith said, “Eir’s…

16 April 2024

Heartbreaking gaps in Ireland’s Abortion Services

6 years since Ireland voted for compassion in a crisis system still doesn’t work Barbaric treatment highlighted in RTÉ Investigates Labour’s Senator Annie Hoey was today speaking following the RTÉ investigates documentary which found the realities of Ireland’s current abortion services and gaps in the system of care which continue to cause heartache for affected…

Senator Annie Hoey image
16 April 2024

Young people putting lives on hold due to housing crisis

Youngest Taoiseach must prioritise young people Labour’s Senator Annie Hoey underscores the urgency of addressing the pressing concerns for young people in Ireland, as revealed by the latest research from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Ipsos. Senator Hoey said,  “The findings from the NYCI report are a stark reminder of the challenges…

Senator Annie Hoey image
16 April 2024

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