Press Archive

  1. 67 active HSA inspectors not enough - 'Cop On' is not a policy

    Mon May 18, 2020 - 10:33 am
    Proactive inspection regime with more staffing neededResponding to the revelation on Today with Sarah McInerney this morning that there were only 67 active HSA inspectors in the country, and the call ...
  2. Robust inspection regime of workplaces needed

    Thu May 14, 2020 - 05:06 pm
    Speaking in the Dáil on Business statements, and the roadmap to reopen the economy, Labour employment spokesperson Ged Nash TD called for more Health and Safety Agency inspectors.Deputy Nash said:“...
  3. IDA must intervene on National Pen jobs

    Mon May 11, 2020 - 01:06 pm
    SIPTU must be enabled to represent workers at Dundalk plantLabour TD for Louth, Ged Nash has called on the IDA and the Minister for Business to intervene to rescue the 176 jobs at risk in National Pen...
  4. Workers must have confidence that new Covid-19 workplace safety protocols will be enforced

    Sat May 9, 2020 - 11:40 am
    Labour’s Employment spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has welcomed the announcement by government of new protocols which will be introduced to protect workers, workplaces and customers and help limit the r...
  5. Immediate investigation needed on Dealgan House Deaths

    Fri May 8, 2020 - 09:32 am
    Families entitled to know the truth and have full disclosure on Covid-19 outbreak at Louth nursing homeLouth TD Ged Nash has said an urgent and time-limited investigation must be carried out by HIQA t...
  6. FG and FF can’t walk away from public pay deal

    Thu May 7, 2020 - 12:18 pm
    Labour Employment spokesperson Ged Nash, responding to comments of Fine Gael Ministers in the Irish Examiner today said it is untenable for the Government to walk away from a long standing pay deal wh...
  7. Assurance needed on pandemic unemployment payment level

    Wed May 6, 2020 - 08:30 am
    Labour spokesperson on Social Protection Ged Nash TD has called for assurances for workers that their income supports will continue until sectors are fully reopened, after the Minister for Finance fai...
  8. Assurance needed on pandemic unemployment payment level

    Wed May 6, 2020 - 08:11 am
    Labour spokesperson on Social Protection Ged Nash TD has called for assurances for workers that their income supports will continue until sectors are fully reopened, after the Minister for Finance fai...
  9. New small business supports must see cash get to viable businesses urgently

    Sat May 2, 2020 - 12:53 pm
    Conditions on decent work must be attached to State cash injectionsLabour Deputy Ged Nash, responding to the government’s announcement of new supports for the SME sector said:"The new liquidity supp...
  10. No exceptions should be made on travel restrictions

    Mon Apr 27, 2020 - 09:35 am
    Labour writes to Minister Harris to have public health regulations applied to all visitors to the StateLouth Labour TD Ged Nash has written to the Health Minister Simon Harris urging him to introduce ...
  11. Minister should veto re-appointment of AIB non-executive directors over tracker mortgage scandal

    Sun Apr 26, 2020 - 11:31 am
    • Minister for Finance should veto the appointment of Non-Executive Directors of bank, who appear to have never questioned the handling of the tracker mortgage scandal• Government must u...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 ...