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  1. tALTSpeech on Order of Business: Siege of Jadotville, Born Here Belong Here Campaign, Labour's Citizenship Bill, the Gender Pay Gap Issued 11 November 2020 I thank the Leader for facilitating the debate today on non-Government motion No.5 proposed by my colleague Senator Mark Wall on the siege of Jadotville. I am really glad …
  2. tALTSpeech on Disability Day Services Issued 11 November 2020   I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte, to the House. I thank her very much for giving us such a clear overview of the position on disability day services. I …
  3. tALTGovernment must take urgent action to tackle domestic violence Issued 10 November 2020 BACIK CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO TACKLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called today for the government to take urgent action to tackle domestic violence, in …
  4. tALTTime to close the gender pay gap – government must progress their bill Issued 9 November 2020 Women working for free from today with pay gap of 14.4% Bacik calls for support for WorkEqual campaign Action needed from government to implement Gender Pay Gap …
  5. tALTSpeech on Order of Business: US Presidential Election, Support for citizenship rights for children in Ireland, #BornHereBelongHere Issued 6 November 2020 I echo what Senator McDowell said about the work of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges. I am glad we had a productive meeting this morning. I thank the Cathaoirleach, …
  6. tALTBorn Here Belong Here – Labour Youth launch campaign for birthright citizenship Issued 5 November 2020 Labour Youth are today (November 5th) launching the Born Here Belong Here campaign for the reintroduction of birthright citizenship. Speaking ahead of the launch of the …
  7. tALTMother and Baby Homes GDPR U-Turn Encouraging Issued 29 October 2020 Reacting to news that the Government will enable survivors of Mother and Baby Homes to access their personal records under the GDPR, Labour Seanad Group Leader and …
  8. tALTMother & Baby Homes Bill’s passage highlights continued need to engage with survivors Issued 23 October 2020 Speaking on the passage of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020, Labour Group …
  9. tALTBacik Welcomes Publication of Day Report on Direct Provision Issued 21 October 2020 Reacting to the publication of a report on Direct Provision, compiled by an Expert Group chaired by Dr. Catherine Day, Labour Seanad Group Leader and spokesperson for …
  10. tALTLabour Senators oppose rushing of Mother and Baby Homes Bill through Seanad Issued 16 October 2020 Labour Senators have today criticised the hasty manner in which the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes) Report Bill is being rushed through the Seanad by the …
  11. tALTJustice for undocumented migrants necessary given public health advice Issued 15 October 2020 Responding to a survey conducted by the Justice for the Undocumented campaign of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for …
  12. tALTMother and Baby Homes Legislation too important to rush Issued 14 October 2020 Speaking before it is taken at second stage in the Seanad today, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Senator Ivana …
  13. tALTLabour Senators urge support for motion on Uyghur Muslims in China Issued 8 October 2020 Labour Senators will today support a motion, proposed by Independent Senators Rónán Mullen and Michael McDowell, which calls on the Government to act on human rights abuses …
  14. tALTSpeech on Labour Motion: Sick Pay for All Issued 7 October 2020 It gives me great pleasure to second this motion on behalf of the Labour Party. It also gives me great pleasure to speak following my colleague, Senator Sherlock, who has …
  15. tALTSpeech on Order of Business: Labour requests time to debate cross-party motion on disability Issued 7 October 2020 “I ask the Leader for a debate on the disability motion that is listed as the sixth motion on the Order Paper for today, which has been proposed by us in the Labour Party …
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