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#Labour Pains

# labour-pains - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Gerry Adams just can't see the point of Labour in government
# The Left Way
# The Left Way

Gerry Adams just can't see the point of Labour in government

Apr 15th 2015, 11:59 PM 11,346 Views 129 Comments

But a Labour Party TD says that’s a “bit rich”.

# labour-pains - Monday 13 April, 2015

Consigned to the knacker's yard, Pat Rabbitte doesn't know if he'll run again
# The Rabbitte
# The Rabbitte

Consigned to the knacker's yard, Pat Rabbitte doesn't know if he'll run again

Apr 13th 2015, 2:09 PM 14,968 Views 149 Comments

The former communications minister has given a typically outspoken interview to Newstalk today.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)
# Impartiality
# Impartiality

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)

Apr 1st 2015, 10:49 PM 28,841 Views 194 Comments

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

# labour-pains - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: 'Are you embarrassed?'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: 'Are you embarrassed?'

Mar 5th 2015, 1:27 PM 17,354 Views 71 Comments

She also compared the Tánaiste to Margaret Thatcher.

# labour-pains - Thursday 26 February, 2015

What can Labour do to win back support?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

What can Labour do to win back support?

Feb 26th 2015, 12:00 PM 11,940 Views 166 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# labour-pains - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Did Labour break its own rules to make this man one of its most senior officials?
# Questions Being Asked
# Questions Being Asked

Did Labour break its own rules to make this man one of its most senior officials?

Nov 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 13,519 Views 27 Comments

While there are no concerns about David Leach’s suitability for the role of general secretary it may not have been done in line with the Labour’s own constitution.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

This glamour model sold tickets to watch her giving birth, and the internet went crazy
# Labour Pains
From The Daily Edge
# Labour Pains

This glamour model sold tickets to watch her giving birth, and the internet went crazy

Jul 30th 2014, 1:42 PM 6,308 Views 11 Comments

(The tickets are now sold out.)

# labour-pains - Friday 4 July, 2014

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste
# Work To Be Done
# Work To Be Done

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste

Jul 4th 2014, 8:30 PM 11,015 Views 57 Comments

She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.

# labour-pains - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll

Jun 12th 2014, 11:30 AM 7,500 Views 91 Comments

A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.

# labour-pains - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government

Jun 7th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,266 Views 33 Comments

Campaign for Labour Policies believe the Labour party should withdraw from coalition if Fine Gael doesn’t give them ‘everything they want’.

# labour-pains - Friday 30 May, 2014

Labour's choice: Joan Burton is the favourite, but Alex White is banking on his message of renewal
# Analysis
# Analysis

Labour's choice: Joan Burton is the favourite, but Alex White is banking on his message of renewal

May 30th 2014, 1:05 PM 7,740 Views 48 Comments

Barring a late entrant one of Alex White or Joan Burton will be the next leader of the Labour Party and Tánaiste.

'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership
# Contest
# Contest

'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership

May 30th 2014, 12:15 PM 9,250 Views 71 Comments

The Minister of State at the Department of Health has promised to “bridge the disconnect” between his party and voters.

# labour-pains - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out
# The Mourning After
# The Mourning After

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out

May 27th 2014, 10:58 PM 33,610 Views 134 Comments

Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.

# labour-pains - Monday 26 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader

May 26th 2014, 10:54 PM 40,828 Views 353 Comments

The announcement comes after it emerged today that two motions of no-confidence in his leadership would be tabled in coming weeks.

Eamon Gilmore's 'job of work' is over, but what next for the Labour Party?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Eamon Gilmore's 'job of work' is over, but what next for the Labour Party?

May 26th 2014, 10:51 PM 9,750 Views 49 Comments

He agonised over it, but the Tánaiste realised that Labour would be best served by his departure. The question now is whether it is enough to save the junior coalition party.

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he'd be Labour leader in 2016
# Not To Be
# Not To Be

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he'd be Labour leader in 2016

May 26th 2014, 9:00 PM 6,848 Views 23 Comments

The Tánaiste sat down with TheJournal.ie to discuss the recent problems facing the coalition and his future in government exactly a week before he announced his resignation.

Scapegoating, inevitable, the right thing to do - Everyone wants their say on Gilmore's resignation
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Scapegoating, inevitable, the right thing to do - Everyone wants their say on Gilmore's resignation

May 26th 2014, 5:27 PM 9,040 Views 49 Comments

Colleagues and opposition politicians alike have been reacting to the news, with most Labour TDs saying the party needs some new direction.

Here's how Labour will select their new leaders
# Meet The New Boss
# Meet The New Boss

Here's how Labour will select their new leaders

May 26th 2014, 4:42 PM 11,288 Views 64 Comments

We should have a new Labour leader and deputy leader by 4 July, all going well.

Eamon Gilmore to face two no-confidence motions
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Eamon Gilmore to face two no-confidence motions

May 26th 2014, 1:51 PM 9,847 Views 79 Comments

The Labour leader is under pressure following the party’s disaster at the polls over the weekend.

Labour senator: I'm tired of being bullied by Gilmore's henchmen
# Mad As Hell
# Mad As Hell

Labour senator: I'm tired of being bullied by Gilmore's henchmen

May 26th 2014, 8:49 AM 15,712 Views 68 Comments

John Whelan has said the party’s leadership has become out-of-touch with voters and arrogant.

# labour-pains - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Rabbitte: I'm sorry we weren't able to deliver on our promises
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Rabbitte: I'm sorry we weren't able to deliver on our promises

May 25th 2014, 10:40 AM 10,968 Views 118 Comments

The Communications Minister was asked whether he thought people who voted Labour in 2011 were due an apology…

# labour-pains - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Joan Burton: The Labour Party has taken a shellacking from citizens
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Joan Burton: The Labour Party has taken a shellacking from citizens

May 24th 2014, 3:10 PM 10,028 Views 65 Comments

Joan Burton insisted she has confidence in Eamon Gilmore at the count centre in Citywest today but the endorsement appeared lukewarm.

'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'

May 24th 2014, 11:47 AM 9,038 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Communications says that there is “no plot” to overthrow Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.

# labour-pains - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle
# Full Interview
# Full Interview

VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle

May 20th 2014, 11:00 PM 10,403 Views 51 Comments

Watch our full, wide-ranging interview with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at TheJournal.ie’s offices yesterday.

# labour-pains - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign
# Awkward
# Awkward

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign

May 15th 2014, 5:46 PM 13,315 Views 41 Comments

Labour was launching its local and European election manifestos in Dublin today.

# labour-pains - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Bus and rail union tells members: don't vote for Fine Gael or Labour
# No Love On The Tracks
# No Love On The Tracks

Bus and rail union tells members: don't vote for Fine Gael or Labour

May 11th 2014, 11:30 AM 11,264 Views 61 Comments

The union says that plans to privatise the bus network would see their livelihoods ‘decimated’.

# labour-pains - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'

May 8th 2014, 2:44 PM 42,081 Views 214 Comments

An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.

# labour-pains - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour

Apr 29th 2014, 8:29 PM 7,758 Views 56 Comments

The Tánaiste said he has a “very frank discussion” with Prendergast in his office earlier today.

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains

Apr 29th 2014, 8:06 AM 5,707 Views 69 Comments

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.

# labour-pains - Monday 28 April, 2014

Gilmore: No, Phil... I'm not quitting
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Gilmore: No, Phil... I'm not quitting

Apr 28th 2014, 2:13 PM 9,318 Views 51 Comments

A Labour MEP threw a spanner in the works of Labour’s election campaign this morning by calling for Eamon Gilmore to resign…

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives
# Analysis
# Analysis

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives

Apr 28th 2014, 11:33 AM 8,290 Views 47 Comments

There’s plenty for the political parties and the independents to think about after the first European election poll at the weekend.

'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call
# Unhappy Gilmore
# Unhappy Gilmore

'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call

Apr 28th 2014, 11:10 AM 6,964 Views 39 Comments

Party members have been delivering a united message this morning, criticising Phil Prendergast for not ‘holding her nerve’ amid bad poll results.

Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party?

Apr 28th 2014, 9:08 AM 15,970 Views 188 Comments

MEP Phil Prendergast made the call following the party’s poor performance in recent opinion polls.

Labour MEP says Gilmore has to go, endorses Joan Burton for leadership
# For The Chop?
# For The Chop?

Labour MEP says Gilmore has to go, endorses Joan Burton for leadership

Apr 28th 2014, 8:25 AM 10,873 Views 95 Comments

Phil Prendergast’s call comes in the wake of an opinion poll that put support for her re-election bid in Ireland South at just 4 per cent.

# labour-pains - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Government takes a beating in new opinion polls
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Government takes a beating in new opinion polls

Apr 19th 2014, 7:55 PM 19,870 Views 182 Comments

But it is good news for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.

# labour-pains - Monday 27 January, 2014

'It's not personal': Senator challenging Phil Prendergast for Labour MEP nomination
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'It's not personal': Senator challenging Phil Prendergast for Labour MEP nomination

Jan 27th 2014, 12:39 PM 4,923 Views 19 Comments

Labour senator John Gilroy reckons he would have a better chance than incumbent MEP Phil Prendergast of holding the party’s seat in Ireland South.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

The 29 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in government
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

The 29 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in government

Jan 8th 2014, 4:49 PM 28,768 Views 137 Comments

It’s not a list which will make good reading for Eamon Gilmore or those still in the Labour Party…

Number 28: Mallow town councillor is the latest to resign from Labour
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Number 28: Mallow town councillor is the latest to resign from Labour

Jan 8th 2014, 4:39 PM 7,049 Views 30 Comments

Jerry Mullally has quit the party today.

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure

Jan 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,407 Views 92 Comments

That’s now 27 councillors who have left the party since it went into government with all of them citing coalition policies as one of their reasons for quitting.

# labour-pains - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Confirmed: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney joining Fianna Fáil
# Colm Keaveney
# Colm Keaveney

Confirmed: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney joining Fianna Fáil

Dec 3rd 2013, 10:05 AM 10,201 Views 126 Comments

The surprise move by the former chairman of the Labour Party will see him join Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary ranks in the Dáil. He will not run for Europe next year as had been expected.