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# Labour conference

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# Your Say
Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?
Is it time for a comeback?
# The last hurrah
7 things we learned at the Labour conference
At its last big gathering before the election, Labour was doing an awful lot of standing up in Mullingar today.
# labour's way
With the election imminent, Joan Burton has issued a warning to voters
The Tánaiste said “hard-earned progress” could be “squandered” by voting for other parties.
# Abortion
Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail
Anne Ferris said she could wallpaper a room in her house with the abuse she has received.
# Bullish
Labour reckons its incredibly fabulous candidates can win 36 seats
Ministers are in confident mood as the party’s one-day conference gets underway in Mullingar.
# War of Words
Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases - but that's not entirely true
The Tánaiste’s claimed that Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin backed €4.5 billion in tax increases last week – but that’s not entirely accurate.
# Reprieve
Labour will allow this TD back on one condition...
* As long as Anne Ferris votes with the government she will return to the parliamentary party in the autumn.
# Back to the Kingdom
Here are 10 things we learned at the Labour conference
The junior coalition party has gathered in Killarney this weekend to take stock. Here’s what we found out…
# labour's way
Burton hits out at 'bullying' water protesters and hard-left in prime time speech
Burton managed to take a swipe at everyone from ‘chaotic’ Sinn Féín to ‘can’t govern themselves’ independents as part of her main set-piece conference speech.
# Rent certainty
Labour is LOVING Alan Kelly and he has a plan to tackle high rents (but it's not rent control)
The conference debated environment, housing and, of course, water this morning.
# NO NO NO
Watch this Labour minister rule out coalition with just about everyone*
* Except Fine Gael.
# Water Charges
'Hide your phone, here comes Joan': A few hundred protesters are outside the Labour conference
They were mostly peaceful and good-natured as the conference continued inside. A demonstration is also taking place in Dublin.
# danger here
'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it'
Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to TheJournal.ie about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.
# Big Talk
As Labour's conference opens, Alan Kelly says this is one of the best governments ever
Labour voted in favour of a motion to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment at the next election on the opening night of its conference.
# Analysis
Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath
Analysis: Labour gathers in Killarney this weekend hoping to reverse its increasingly worrying poll numbers.
# Labour conference
7 things we learned from Labour's one-day conference
Here’s what we found out after spending the day with Eamon Gilmore and co in a nice hotel in Enfield, Co Meath.
# Labour conference
Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'
The Tánaiste and Labour leader has given a keynote address to delegates at the one-day conference in Meath today.
# Labour conference
Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’
The Labour conference has heard from senior ministers hitting out a the opposition parties, “obnoxious” trickle-down economics and the problem of cyberbullying.
# Absolutely normal
‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly
Brendan Howlin has faced questions over a report today that his department warned the Health Minister that plans for universal health insurance threaten the financial stability of the State.
# Labour conference
Here’s what’s planned for Labour’s conference in Meath today
With the local elections less than 100 days away, Labour are meeting for the second time in three months.
# Labour
WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift'
The Social Protection Minister was speaking to TheJournal.ie at the Labour Party national conference in Killarney at the weekend.
# Bailout exit
Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika
The Minister for Social Protection has told TheJournal.ie it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF programme ends later this month.
# top-ups
Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy
The Tánaiste has said that funding could be cut for agencies that do not comply with public sector pay structures.
# Labour conference
8 things we've learned from the Labour Party's annual conference
There is still business to be conducted on Sunday, but here’s what we’ve learned about the state of the Labour Party this weekend.
# Labour conference
'No going back to Boom and Bert': Eamon Gilmore's speech to the Labour conference
“I am here because I believe in making our country better,” Eamon Gilmore told Labour members in a televised speech from Killarney tonight.
# Labour conference
Batons, bessies and 4 other things we've learned from these Labour conference pics
Security is tight, protests are small and everyone, with a few exceptions, is in a pretty good mood.
# Labour conference
Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards
Meanwhile, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has pledged to repeal the law on emergency public sector pay cuts.
# Labour conference
Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts
A motion on disability cuts has sparked a call for the Tánaiste to resign at the Labour Party conference in Killarney this morning.
# Labour conference
Burton hopes voters will reward Labour next year as day two of conference gets underway
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will give his party leader address to delegates in Killarney tonight.
# Labour conference
Gilmore: We'd be going into a second bailout without Labour in government
“Unsustainable debts, more job losses, less investment and more cuts,” would happen without Labour in government, the Tánaiste has said this evening.
# Preview
Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour
Labour members and delegates gather in Killarney for the start of their conference tonight with some signs of improvement in the party’s fortunes.
# Labour conference
18 interesting motions to be considered at the Labour conference this weekend
The Labour Party is gathering in Killarney today ahead of its conference this weekend. Here’s a taste of what they will be talking about.
# Labour conference
The Labour Party is livestreaming its entire conference on YouTube
It’ll have more hits than Gangnam Style…
# Living wage
Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference
The Social Protection Minister has made the case for a wage increase that she argues would reduce welfare spend and increase tax revenue.
# Labour
Labour chairman Colm Keaveney wants party conference held in April
Keaveney, who voted against the Budget, wants the issue of his chairmanship sorted as soon as possible amid rumblings that Labour wants to oust him but an April conference is unlikely.