Press Archive

  1. Report vindicates decision to hike Minimum Wage

    Thu Mar 7, 2019 - 08:38 am
    2016 minimum wage increase narrows wage gap between top 10% and bottom 10% of earners by 8%Welcoming the finding in today’s report from the ESRI that found that the 2016 national minimum wage increa...
  2. Statement on Varadkar’s visit

    Mon Mar 4, 2019 - 05:56 pm
    I will work with anyone of goodwill to do what’s best for Drogheda, regardless of party, but we can be forgiven for treating this government’s pledges to our town with serious skepticism. Why? Thi...
  3. THOSE WHO WISH TO BUILD THEIR OWN HOMES LEFT HANGING BY GOVERNMENT – HALL

    Mon Mar 4, 2019 - 05:25 pm
    Labour local election candidate Michelle Hall has slammed the government for its failure to bring forward new guidelines on the building of once-off rural homes. She explained; “The ‘Fle...
  4. Fishing grounds must be protected from unregulated access

    Fri Mar 1, 2019 - 10:49 am
    Reacting to the controversy over the detainment of two Northern Ireland fishing vessels, Labour Senator from Louth, Ged Nash has said that the roots of this lie in the unregulated access, and resultin...
  5. Gangs run riot as Drogheda denied policing resources

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 - 10:23 am
    Labour Senator Ged Nash has hit out at the low levels of policing cover in Drogheda in the wake of the latest gangland attack in the town, calling on the Minister for Justice to act, saying: “There ...
  6. Labour Backs Bill Ensuring Employees Rights to Customer Tips

    Wed Feb 20, 2019 - 08:16 pm
    Labour Backs Bill Ensuring Employees Rights to Customer TipsSenator Nash, alongside Labour colleagues, have backed a Seanad proposed Bill, ensuring employees are given the right to receive customer pr...
  7. Labour Backs Bill Ensuring Employees Rights to Customer Tips

    Wed Feb 20, 2019 - 08:15 pm
    Senator Ged Nash, alongside Labour colleagues, have backed a Seanad proposed Bill, ensuring employees are given the right to receive customer provided tips.Currently, workers have no express legal rig...
  8. TASC report shows need to tackle low pay and give a right to collective bargaining

    Tue Feb 19, 2019 - 04:28 pm
    Welcoming the TASC report ‘The State We Are In: Inequality in Ireland today’, Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection Ged Nash has called for a formal link between the nati...
  9. Fine Gael urged to stop stonewalling CE Supervisors

    Mon Feb 18, 2019 - 01:08 pm
    Senator Ged Nash has called on the Fine Gael government to stop stonewalling Community Employment (CE) Scheme Supervisors and to engage in meaningful discussions on a pension scheme for those who run ...
  10. MINISTER SAYS UK GOVERNMENT HAS ‘NO PLANS’ FOR NUCLEAR DUMP IN MOURNES

    Thu Feb 14, 2019 - 08:16 pm
    Government officials aware of UK interest in Mourne Mountains site since last NovemberSenator Ged Nash has said he is reassured by comments from Energy Minister Richard Bruton that there are “no pla...
  11. GOVERNMENT MUST PUT MONEY & WEIGHT BEHIND M1 CORRIDOR PLAN

    Mon Feb 11, 2019 - 10:58 am
    Senator Ged Nash said the government must put money and its weight behind the M1 Corridor plan to make its ambitions a reality.Speaking after the launch, the former Business Minister said;“Drogheda ...
  12. PUBLIC MEETING HEARS CALLS FOR FAIR PAY AND JOB SECURITY FOR SCHOOL SECRETARIES

    Mon Feb 11, 2019 - 09:51 am
    A public meeting organised by Senator Ged Nash last week heard calls for fair pay and job security for school secretaries across Louth & East Meath. The packed meeting, supported by Forsa tra...
  13. NASH TELLS COMMISSION TO HIKE MINIMUM WAGE TO €10.55 PER HOUR

    Sun Feb 10, 2019 - 01:19 pm
    The Labour Party has told the Low Pay Commission that the National Minimum Wage for 2019 should be €10.55 per hour this year, rising to €11.25 in 2020.The current rate is €9.80 an hour. The call...
  14. Nash tells Commission to hike Minimum Wage to €10.55 per hour

    Sun Feb 10, 2019 - 12:46 pm
    The Labour Party has proposed to the Low Pay Commission that the National Minimum Wage for 2019 should be €10.55 per hour this year, rising to €11.25 by 2020, and to link it to 2/3rds of median in...
  15. NASH HELPS SECURE NEW BUS SERVICES FOR DROGHEDA

    Wed Feb 6, 2019 - 09:24 pm
    Senator Ged Nash has confirmed that the National Transport Authority has approved “substantial improvements” to town bus services in Drogheda.He explained;“Drogheda has grown and changed signifi...