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#Labour Pains

# labour-pains - Monday 2 December, 2013

WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift'
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# Labour

WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift'

Dec 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 4,352 Views 17 Comments

The Social Protection Minister was speaking to TheJournal.ie at the Labour Party national conference in Killarney at the weekend.

# labour-pains - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts
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# Labour Conference

Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts

Nov 30th 2013, 10:31 AM 7,631 Views 86 Comments

A motion on disability cuts has sparked a call for the Tánaiste to resign at the Labour Party conference in Killarney this morning.

# labour-pains - Friday 29 November, 2013

Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour
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# Preview

Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour

Nov 29th 2013, 6:06 PM 4,268 Views 22 Comments

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-pains - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'
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# Labour Pains

Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'

Nov 21st 2013, 11:50 AM 5,730 Views 88 Comments

Joanna Tuffy has said that the party has “ceded too much ground” in coalition with Fine Gael.

# labour-pains - Friday 15 November, 2013

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment
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# Labour Pains

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment

Nov 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 13,402 Views 41 Comments

John Whelan’s criticism of Pat Rabbitte follows the appointment of John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid.

# labour-pains - Friday 8 November, 2013

'The rich get away relatively free': Ex-Labour councillor explains why he resigned
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# Labour Pains

'The rich get away relatively free': Ex-Labour councillor explains why he resigned

Nov 8th 2013, 5:33 PM 12,366 Views 48 Comments

Paddy Bourke has written a letter to constituents informing them of his reasons for quitting the party.

# labour-pains - Saturday 2 November, 2013

'We've an absent leader. He's no good to the party': Ex-councillor quits Labour
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'We've an absent leader. He's no good to the party': Ex-councillor quits Labour

Nov 2nd 2013, 3:50 PM 10,402 Views 54 Comments

Steve Wrenn quit as a Dublin city councillor earlier this year to focus on his job, but he’s now cancelled his Labour Party membership altogether.

# labour-pains - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Three in three days: Another Labour councillor has resigned from the party
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Three in three days: Another Labour councillor has resigned from the party

Oct 31st 2013, 10:25 PM 14,494 Views 70 Comments

Wicklow County Council chairman Jimmy O’Shaughnessy has quit the party today.

Gilmore 'very proud' of 'courageous' Labour members who've stuck with the party
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# Labour Pains

Gilmore 'very proud' of 'courageous' Labour members who've stuck with the party

Oct 31st 2013, 8:15 PM 5,536 Views 103 Comments

The Tánaiste was responding to news of a third resignation from Labour’s group of councillors in three days.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Another one bites the dust: Councillor Paddy Bourke resigns from the Labour Party
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# Labour Pains

Another one bites the dust: Councillor Paddy Bourke resigns from the Labour Party

Oct 30th 2013, 4:04 PM 8,226 Views 41 Comments

Bourke was not immediately contactable this afternoon, but a spokesperson for Labour confirmed his departure from the party.

# labour-pains - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'
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# Labour Party

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'

Oct 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,348 Views 58 Comments

O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth
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# Labour Pains

Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth

Oct 16th 2013, 7:45 PM 5,060 Views 84 Comments

The youth arm of the Labour Party called a measure approved by its own party “regressive” and “fundamentally unfair”, but the party rejected ideas that it had attempted to censor the statement.

# labour-pains - Thursday 10 October, 2013

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee
# Dáil Scenes
# Dáil Scenes

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee

Oct 10th 2013, 4:05 PM 6,696 Views 23 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher stuck-up for former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney in the Dáil this morning.

# labour-pains - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad
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# Seanad

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Oct 3rd 2013, 3:55 PM 7,078 Views 25 Comments

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me'

Oct 2nd 2013, 12:32 PM 4,286 Views 28 Comments

Joan Burton has been speaking about her relationship with Eamon Gilmore this morning.

# labour-pains - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent
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# Labour Pains

'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent

Oct 1st 2013, 4:00 PM 5,539 Views 70 Comments

Alex White said that it was now time to reflect on Labour’s poor showing in an opinion poll published today.

'It's not a good poll': Howlin reacts to Labour's 25-year low
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# Labour Pains

'It's not a good poll': Howlin reacts to Labour's 25-year low

Oct 1st 2013, 9:06 AM 4,866 Views 62 Comments

“There’s no point in saying anything else,” the Public Expenditure and Reform Minister admitted this morning.

Labour plunge to 6 per cent in latest poll
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour plunge to 6 per cent in latest poll

Oct 1st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,730 Views 109 Comments

According to this morning’s Irish Times/Ipsos survey, it’s the worst showing for the party in 26 years.

# labour-pains - Monday 16 September, 2013

Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis

Sep 16th 2013, 9:19 AM 8,865 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste has defended the Labour Party’s record in government and said that Joan Burton is doing a “fabulous job”.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Chair of Athy Town Council resigns from Labour, joins Sinn Féin
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Chair of Athy Town Council resigns from Labour, joins Sinn Féin

Sep 11th 2013, 12:41 PM 7,608 Views 123 Comments

Cllr Thomas Redmond has said that he has been contacted by three or four other councillors who may also be considering leaving.

# labour-pains - Friday 26 July, 2013

"Labour is lacking backbone" - former Mayor of Fingal leaves Labour Party
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

"Labour is lacking backbone" - former Mayor of Fingal leaves Labour Party

Jul 26th 2013, 2:57 PM 7,198 Views 70 Comments

Cian O’Callaghan says that the party’s future is ‘grim’ unless the ‘authoritarian’ leadership listens to party members.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jul 24th 2013, 10:16 PM 11,341 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the lucky escape for tall ship passengers in Kinsale, Labour’s troubles and the royal baby’s name.

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour
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# Labour Pains

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour

Jul 24th 2013, 6:41 PM 9,987 Views 49 Comments

The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.

Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil
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# Jenny McHugh

Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil

Jul 24th 2013, 4:33 PM 13,143 Views 114 Comments

Meath county councillor Jenny McHugh has quit Labour to join Fianna Fáil.

# labour-pains - Friday 28 June, 2013

Colm Keaveney hits back: The Labour chief whip is the 'professor of sniping'
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# Labour Pains

Colm Keaveney hits back: The Labour chief whip is the 'professor of sniping'

Jun 28th 2013, 7:45 PM 6,750 Views 31 Comments

The former Labour Party chairman has criticised Emmet Stagg and hit out at Labour ministers following his resignation from the party this week.

# labour-pains - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Labour whip: Colm Keaveney betrayed our party, I welcome his resignation
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour whip: Colm Keaveney betrayed our party, I welcome his resignation

Jun 26th 2013, 9:00 PM 7,690 Views 59 Comments

Emmet Stagg has strongly criticised the chairman of the Labour Party who resigned his membership today.

Colm Keaveney resigns as chairman and as a member of the Labour Party
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Colm Keaveney resigns as chairman and as a member of the Labour Party

Jun 26th 2013, 2:05 PM 10,564 Views 81 Comments

The Galway East TD and chairman of the party is quitting six months after voting against the Budget.

‘I can no longer perform this task’: Colm Keaveney’s resignation statement in full
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# Labour Pains

‘I can no longer perform this task’: Colm Keaveney’s resignation statement in full

Jun 26th 2013, 2:00 PM 5,670 Views 28 Comments

The Galway East TD has put out a detailed statement explaining his reasons for resigning as chairman and as a member of the Labour Party today.

# labour-pains - Friday 21 June, 2013

'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims
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# Labour Pains

'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims

Jun 21st 2013, 8:30 PM 6,714 Views 38 Comments

The now independent TD has defended his decision to resign from the Labour Party in the wake of claims he committed “an electoral con-job” on the people of Dublin West.

Labour councillors resign after Gilmore fails to meet them
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# Labour Pains

Labour councillors resign after Gilmore fails to meet them

Jun 21st 2013, 4:44 PM 7,820 Views 46 Comments

Two Wicklow county councillors joined TD Patrick Nulty in leaving the Labour Party today, citing the party’s “loss in credibility”.

TD Patrick Nulty resigns as Labour Party member
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# Labour Pains

TD Patrick Nulty resigns as Labour Party member

Jun 21st 2013, 8:23 AM 8,849 Views 96 Comments

The TD, elected at a by-election in October 2011 before losing the whip over the Budget two months later, has issued a statement this morning.

# labour-pains - Monday 3 June, 2013

‘I don’t understand why Labour is taking all the hits in government'
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# Labour Pains

‘I don’t understand why Labour is taking all the hits in government'

Jun 3rd 2013, 7:45 AM 8,852 Views 173 Comments

The communications minister says he’s concerned that Labour is taking a disproportionate share of the public’s austerity anger.

# labour-pains - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough
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# Labour Pains

Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough

May 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,101 Views 86 Comments

The public expenditure minister says suggestions that Labour are in political trouble are premature.

# labour-pains - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date
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# Labour

Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date

Apr 18th 2013, 7:58 PM 5,085 Views 27 Comments

The party’s national executive today met and agreed to hold its conference on the 29 and 30 November despite calls from party chairman Colm Keaveney for an earlier date.

# labour-pains - Friday 12 April, 2013

Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat'
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# Labour

Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat'

Apr 12th 2013, 8:27 PM 10,003 Views 150 Comments

In an email to party members this evening the Labour leader insists that his party has helped bring Ireland from “a state of economic chaos to stability.”

# labour-pains - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government
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# Labour Pains

Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government

Apr 7th 2013, 6:25 PM 6,728 Views 100 Comments

The party leader has come in for fierce criticism in recent days.

# labour-pains - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Labour party members demand immediate action on policy
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# Labour Pains

Labour party members demand immediate action on policy

Apr 6th 2013, 1:26 PM 6,477 Views 76 Comments

Up to 100 members of the party gathered in Dublin this morning to demand change. They want to see more Labour policies implemented in government.

# labour-pains - Friday 29 March, 2013

Gilmore admits disappointment at Labour's battering in Meath East
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Gilmore admits disappointment at Labour's battering in Meath East

Mar 29th 2013, 1:54 PM 7,594 Views 105 Comments

The Tánaiste and Labour leader says his party will “have to do some reflection” on its dramatic slump in the by-election.