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# Labour leadership
Process to elect new Labour leader begins following Kelly's surprise resignation
Both Duncan Smith and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin have backed Ivana Bacik to be the new leader.
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# Labour
Rent freeze is constitutional according to past legal advice, says Alan Kelly
Labour leadership candidate Alan Kelly said that he received the advice when he was housing minister.
# Labour leadership
Keir Starmer is front runner to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, according to new poll
Starmer would beat Rebecca Long-Bailey, who has been seen as the Corbyn camp’s favoured successor.
# water fairness bill
Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments
But only in the event of water charges being suspended…
# eton mess
11 really cutting replies to THAT David Cameron tweet
Ham mannequin.
# what's this about?
That Labour leadership race you've been hearing about for weeks is over
Jeremy Corbyn romped home.
# Carriages full of women
Not all women are impressed by the idea of women-only train carriages
Jeremy Corbyn, a radical left-winger who has defied expectations to lead the leadership race, believes it could help reduce harassment.
# disturbingly sexy
This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders
The piece also said one of the reasons for Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of Tory backbenchers fancied her…
# Work to be done
Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste
She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.
# Second-in-command
Alan Kelly is Labour's new deputy leader and expects to become a Cabinet minister
The junior transport minister has been elected as Joan Burton’s deputy.
# Labour's choice
Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader
The party’s current deputy leader is expected to see off the challenge of Alex White.
# Me Nerves
'Fingers still crossed': Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership
The new Labour Party leader will be named this afternoon.
# The contenders
One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here's what they told us...
We did in-depth interviews with Joan Burton and Alex White last month. Here’s what they had to say…
# EU Commissioner
Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it
Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.
# Ambition
Alan Kelly expects to be promoted if he becomes Labour's deputy leader next week
The junior transport minister has said it is “the norm” that party deputy leaders are promoted to Cabinet.
# Work to do
'I keep telling him to work on that voice' - Joan Burton's advice to Mario Rosenstock
It’s infamous but what does the Social Protection Minister make of Mario Rosenstock’s take off of her?
# Your questions answered
VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an 'intensely populist party'
The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, where she sees her party in five years and who she thinks will win the World Cup.
# Did not inhale
Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I've never smoked it)
We asked Alex White so it would have been rude not to ask the other Labour leadership contender.
# Any regrets?
VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government?
The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to today. Here is some of what she said.
# The big question
Alex White says he smoked cannabis in college, but what about this Labour minister?
Labour deputy leadership hopeful Alan Kelly faced questions on cannabis smoking today after Alex White told that he inhaled in college.
# Inhaled
Minister: I keep an eye on cannabis legalisation in other countries (And yes, I've tried it)
Junior health minister Alex White says he does not think full legalisation is on the cards, but that Ireland should “maintain an open mind”.
# Your questions answered
VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings
The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.
# Alex White
Alex White: Right now, a reasonable person could conclude that Kenny sacked Callinan
The Labour leadership hopeful tells the Taoiseach needs to give a full account of what happened in the period leading up to the Garda Commissioner’s exit.
# hustings
'We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.' - Joan Burton links recovery with wages
The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival Alex White.
# Labour leadership
Over to you: What do you want to ask Joan Burton and Alex White?
Joan Burton and Alex White will be speaking to in the coming two weeks. What do you want to ask them?
# Labour's choice
13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting
The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.
# Ring the bell
LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest
The debate tonight is the first of five events.
# battle for labour
Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way
The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.
# Labour's choice
One TD wants to be Labour's deputy leader, but not a minister. What about the others?
Ciara Conway says she does not want to be compromised by the “vested interest” of a ministerial position. But do her rivals share that view?
# Labour's choice
Burton v White: Nominations close, here's what happens now in the Labour leadership race
Game on…
# Everything on the table
Alex White doesn't rule out going into government with Sinn Féin if he is Labour leader
The junior health minister has set out his stall as he battles with Joan Burton for the Labour leadership.
# Labour's choice
Another Labour TD wants to be the party's deputy leader - but doesn't want to be a minister
Ciara Conway has declared her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.