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# Labour leadership

Last year
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.
All time
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.
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.
Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments
But only in the event of water charges being suspended…
11 really cutting replies to THAT David Cameron tweet
Ham mannequin.
That Labour leadership race you've been hearing about for weeks is over
Jeremy Corbyn romped home.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
'Fingers still crossed': Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership
The new Labour Party leader will be named this afternoon.
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…
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.
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.
'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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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: 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.
'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.
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?
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.
LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest
The debate tonight is the first of five events.
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.
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?
Burton v White: Nominations close, here's what happens now in the Labour leadership race
Game on…
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.
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.