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WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift'
The Social Protection Minister was speaking to at the Labour Party national conference in Killarney at the weekend.
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.
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 TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'
Joanna Tuffy has said that the party has “ceded too much ground” in coalition with Fine Gael.
'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment
John Whelan’s criticism of Pat Rabbitte follows the appointment of John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid.
'The rich get away relatively free': Ex-Labour councillor explains why he resigned
Paddy Bourke has written a letter to constituents informing them of his reasons for quitting the party.
'We've an absent leader. He's no good to the party': Ex-councillor quits Labour
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.
Three in three days: Another Labour councillor has resigned from the party
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
The Tánaiste was responding to news of a third resignation from Labour’s group of councillors in three days.
Another one bites the dust: Councillor Paddy Bourke resigns from the Labour Party
Bourke was not immediately contactable this afternoon, but a spokesperson for Labour confirmed his departure from the party.
Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'
O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.
Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth
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.
"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee
Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher stuck-up for former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney in the Dáil this morning.
Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad
Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.
Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me'
Joan Burton has been speaking about her relationship with Eamon Gilmore this morning.
'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent
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
“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
According to this morning’s Irish Times/Ipsos survey, it’s the worst showing for the party in 26 years.
Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis
The Tánaiste has defended the Labour Party’s record in government and said that Joan Burton is doing a “fabulous job”.
Chair of Athy Town Council resigns from Labour, joins Sinn Féin
Cllr Thomas Redmond has said that he has been contacted by three or four other councillors who may also be considering leaving.
"Labour is lacking backbone" - former Mayor of Fingal leaves Labour Party
Cian O’Callaghan says that the party’s future is ‘grim’ unless the ‘authoritarian’ leadership listens to party members.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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
The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.
Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil
Meath county councillor Jenny McHugh has quit Labour to join Fianna Fáil.
Colm Keaveney hits back: The Labour chief whip is the 'professor of sniping'
The former Labour Party chairman has criticised Emmet Stagg and hit out at Labour ministers following his resignation from the party this week.
Labour whip: Colm Keaveney betrayed our party, I welcome his resignation
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
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
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.
'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims
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
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
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.
‘I don’t understand why Labour is taking all the hits in government'
The communications minister says he’s concerned that Labour is taking a disproportionate share of the public’s austerity anger.
Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough
The public expenditure minister says suggestions that Labour are in political trouble are premature.
Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date
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.
Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat'
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.”
Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government
The party leader has come in for fierce criticism in recent days.
Labour party members demand immediate action on policy
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.
Gilmore admits disappointment at Labour's battering in Meath East
The Tánaiste and Labour leader says his party will “have to do some reflection” on its dramatic slump in the by-election.