Press Archive

  1. Changes to Wage Subsidy Scheme a welcome relief

    Fri Apr 24, 2020 - 02:34 pm
    administrative changes to wage subsidy scheme will come as a relief to hundreds of companies Deputy Ged Nash said:"Since the 3rd April, I have been lobbying the Minister for Finance to make a min...
  2. Survey shows shameful disregard for health and safety of frontline workers

    Thu Apr 23, 2020 - 03:05 pm
    Nash reiterates calls for urgent establishment of body to regulate and enforce social distancing in the workplace in response to survey of retail workers Labour TD Ged Nash has said the results of a M...
  3. Body needed to regulate and enforce social distancing in the workplace

    Tue Apr 21, 2020 - 11:02 am
    Example of Welsh government must be followed Labour TD Ged Nash has called for the establishment of a body to regulate and enforce social distancing in the workplace. He explained:“The reality is th...
  4. Stop Covid Discrimination against Older Workers

    Mon Apr 13, 2020 - 11:13 am
    Labour Employment Affairs spokesperson Ged Nash has said that workers over 66 should be eligible for the Covid-19 unemployment payment and that the Government must stop discriminating on the basis of ...
  5. Wage scheme must be changed to better protect low-paid workers

    Mon Apr 6, 2020 - 12:02 pm
    Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Ged Nash TD, has said the Government must amend the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) to address the perverse situation where many l...
  6. We can't go back to business as usual post-Covid19

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 02:10 pm
    I welcome this opportunity to place this statement on the record of the House.My first thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have sadly passed away.If this crisis has done anything, it has put...
  7. EU must step up to support workers and a swift recovery

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 01:13 pm
    Responding to the latest live register figures, Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash TD,  has reiterated calls for an EU “unemployment reinsurance scheme” to support a swift...
  8. Nash raises concerns about physical distancing on construction sites

    Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 04:52 pm
    Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has expressed deep concern that all construction sites are allowed to remain open during this public health crisis.Deputy Nash said:“I am e...
  9. Gas and electricity companies should be mindful of peoples' ability to pay

    Wed Mar 18, 2020 - 01:03 pm
    Labour Louth TD Ged Nash has called on utility companies to pass on drops in gas and oil prices to domestic customers in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic and to reduce charges where possible.Deputy N...
  10. Retail workers need protection and respect

    Fri Mar 13, 2020 - 11:40 am
    Labour spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection, Ged Nash T.D, has said it’s important that retail workers at the coalface of ‘panic buying’ in shops and supermarkets are protected in th...
  11. National Minimum Wage should increase to €11.25/hr in 2021

    Fri Mar 6, 2020 - 01:07 pm
    The Labour Party has set out plans to increase the National Minimum Wage next year to €11.25 (up from €10.10) and formally link the rate to two-thirds of median hourly earnings.These are some of t...
  12. Pension Provision for CE Supervisors is Government’s Duty

    Fri Feb 14, 2020 - 10:31 am
    Ged Nash, Labour TD for Louth, spoke out in support of Community Employment Supervisors who are on strike today.Deputy Nash said: “Labour supports the strike action by CE supervisors today. While we...
  13. For Better Pay and Job Security

    Mon Jan 27, 2020 - 10:05 am
    Labour Party Employment spokesperson Ged Nash outlined Labour’s proposals for better pay and job security including a real living wage, a right to trade union representation in the workplace, flexib...
  14. GRA claims on armed back up must be answered urgently

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 - 08:43 am
    Labour General Election candidate for Louth, Senator Ged Nash has said claims made by the Garda Representative Association that Gardai were waiting hours for armed back up in Drogheda last week must b...
  15. Government abusing taxpayer’s money on glorified election ads

    Sun Jan 19, 2020 - 10:25 am
    An expensive advertisement on the front page of today’s Sunday Business Post promoting the February 1st rise in the National Minimum Wage is nothing more than a glorified election ad from FG, paid f...
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