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  1. tALTSick Pay Needed for Childcare Workers - Bacik Issued 7 September 2020 Labour Spokesperson on Disability, Children and Equality, Senator Ivana Bacik, has called on the Government to introduce sick pay for childcare workers. Senator Bacik was …
  2. tALTBacik calls on government to nominate a woman to the EU Commission Issued 2 September 2020 Speaking today in response to reports that the Government is considering either the nomination of one man or of two candidates (one man and one woman) to the EU Commission …
  3. tALTLabour calls for paid sick leave and improved parental leave to tackle COVID-19 in new Bill Issued 1 September 2020 Labour Party launch bill to give workers in Ireland the legal right to sick pay for the first time. Bill will also give parents the right to paid leave if their child is …
  4. tALTDecision Support Service website one of many steps toward fulfilling UNCRPD obligations Issued 11 August 2020 Labour Senator and spokesperson on Children, Disability Equality & Integration has welcomed the launch of the new Decision Support Service website and has called on the …
  5. tALTDublin Bay South | DCC must prioritise the building of sustainable communities Issued 7 August 2020 The week ending 9th August 2020, I submitted two observations on developments planned in Dublin Bay South - one is co-living and one is an apartment block in Ringsend without …
  6. tALTDublin Bay South | The Central Hotel, Rí-Rá, the Globe & Library Bar Issued 7 August 2020 Observations on the planning application at: The Central Hotel, Nos 1-5 Exchequer Street and Nos 11, 14, 15 & 16 South Great George’s Street and No. 12 Dame Court, …
  7. tALTO’Malley Report recommendations must now be implemented - Bacik Issued 6 August 2020 Labour Senator and Party spokesperson on Children, Disability Equality & Integration has welcomed the publication of the review of the investigation and prosecution of …
  8. tALTUrgent targeted response required for vulnerable populations Issued 5 August 2020 An urgent targeted response is required for vulnerable populations, according to Labour Spokesperson on Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik. Senator Bacik was …
  9. tALTSpeech on Order of Business: Climate Case Sucess. St. Mary's Telford, Shelbourne Statues Issued 31 July 2020 I ask the Deputy Leader for a debate on climate change in light of the Supreme Court this morning finding in favour of the activists involved in Climate Case Ireland, whom I …
  10. tALTChildren in Ireland are being "failed" by the State Issued 30 July 2020 The Labour Party’s Seanad group leader and party spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality & Integration has highlighted what she describes as the State’s …
  11. tALTSpeech on Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020: Second Stage Issued 30 July 2020 I welcome the Minister of State to the House and the opportunity to speak on this important Bill for the financial or July stimulus package which, as we all know, seeks to …
  12. tALTSpeech on Order of Business: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Skellig Star Direct Provision Centre, Autism Assessment, Day Services Issued 30 July 2020 I join with Senator Seery Kearney in marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. I also second the proposal from Senator Ó Donnghaile to amend the Order of Business to …
  13. tALTBacik calls for update on O'Malley report into Sex Offences Issued 24 July 2020 As the most recent deadline for the publishing of the review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences in Ireland lapses, Labour Seanad leader and spokesperson …
  14. tALTSpeech on Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Bill 2020 Issued 24 July 2020 I also welcome the Minister of State to the House and I wish him well in his new portfolio on behalf of the Labour group of Senators. Like others, we are supportive of the …
  15. tALTSpeech on Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2020 Issued 23 July 2020 I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Niall Collins, to the House. It was a pleasure to serve with him on the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence in …
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