Marie Sherlock

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Oireachtas broadcasting unit employees, who film the proceedings of the Dáil and Seanad, lose their jobs every summer

Leinster House authorities are to be asked to survey all so-called casual staff in the Houses of the Oireachtas after it emerged employees who film th(...)

Dr Joe Barry, chair of the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, says  “There’s a crisis of drugs in the north inner city. Instead of arguing about this, we should be getting on with our work.”

The chair of a Dublin drugs task force, in one of the most drugs-ravaged parts of the State, has described the Department of Health’s move to suspend (...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said was “a moral obligation” to support those who could not go back to work because of public health guidelines.. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will be “pulling the rug” out from under people with plans to gradually reduce the rate of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), Sin(...)

Fine Gael Senator Mary Seery Kearney.  File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Government has given a commitment to introduce statutory bereavement leave for women experiencing early miscarriage and for couples seeking IVF tr(...)

Labour spokeswoman on arts and culture Marie Sherlock said young people have been waiting for classes to resume since their State-wide suspension in October. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government’s failure to give guidance for when in-person music, dance and drama classes can recommence has been criticised as “unacceptable”, mor(...)

Meat industry representatives: unfair to characterise sector as being based on low pay for workers. File photograph: Bloomberg

Meat industry representatives have taken issue with suggstions that their sector is highly profitable and say it is unfair to characterise it as being(...)

Shop steward Jane Crowe with  fellow workers at the rear entrance to Debenhams on Parnell Street, Dublin. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

Following a year of protests, pickets, sit-ins and even arrests, the bitter Debenhams dispute appears near resolution. Union representatives of the m(...)

Minister for  Equality Roderic O’Gorman: ‘I view the Bill as a priority so it will languish no more.’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman has promised to advance a Bill that will require companies to publish pay differences between male and female e(...)

Senator Marie Sherlock  said live entertainment businesses are hanging on by their fingertips and still have costs even though they are not operating. Photograph: iStock

The live entertainment industry is still waiting for details of the €50 million fund announced for the sector in the budget five months ago, the Sean(...)

Minister for  Transport Eamon Ryan  also pointed to low Covid-19 rates among road hauliers at just 0.23 per cent positivity. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The return to school of all children by mid-April cannot be guaranteed and relies on the “continued effort of all our citizens”, Minister for Transpor(...)

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