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# Labour Party

This week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Developer received demand of €500,000 for withdrawal of housing scheme objection, Dáil told
The housing minister said he had heard of similar cases before.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 9th December 2023
Labour Party and Social Democrats 'have to be one again', former Labour leader says
A report by
Jane Matthews
Howlin is confident that the party can do “reasonably well” and “hold its own” in the next election.
Government approves €95 million in funding for greyhound and horse racing industries
Opposition TDs and an advocacy group claimed the funding is a “waste” of public funds.
Proposal to stop publishing candidate's home addresses on ballots voted down by government
Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik said the matter was a “critical issue”.
Last month
November 2023
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald says she has no confidence in Garda Commissioner Drew Harris
There have been calls for politicians to return to the Dáil a day early.
This year
Calls for von der Leyen to resign by People Before Profit while SocDem's say they 'wouldn't vote for her'
The Labour Party said Joe Biden’s visit to Israel will embolden Israel and lead to more death and suffering for the people of Gaza.
Labour loses second TD in matter of days as Séan Sherlock says he will not run in next election
On Friday, former Labour leader Brendan Howlin announced he would be retiring as a TD at the next election.
Labour Party propose free full medical assessment for 18 year olds in alternative budget
Other measures include the introduction of a €9 unlimited public transport ticket, a tax on SUVs.
Bacik: 'I have received threats from the far-right'
Ivana Bacik says the Labour Party is ready for the next general election.
Holly Cairns on not being a 'stereotypical politician', Labour's broken trust and the need for change
The West Cork TD was announced the party leader of the Social Democrats today.
Labour submits ethics complaint against former junior minister Damien English
Damien English resigned as a junior minister in January.
Daily Poll: Should schools be able to reserve places for the children of past pupils?
Currently, schools are allowed to reserve 25% of places for the children of past pupils.
From Christchurch attacks to Covid: Key moments from Jacinda Ardern's reign as New Zealand PM
‘Jacindamania’ has given way in recent months, with recent polls putting the centre-right coalition ahead.
Chief medical officer has not advocated for a mask mandate, says Taoiseach
Chief Medical Officer Prof Breda Smyth has urged the public to wear masks on public transport and in crowded places.
Last year
Labour says it would deliver ‘rapid deals’ with the EU on NI trade issues if it wins power
Peter Kyle said there are ‘problems’ with the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Bacik says Ireland should copy Germany's €9 monthly public transport fare initiative
The Labour Party is holding its first think-in since the resignation of Alan Kelly as party leader.
UK Labour member sacked by Keir Starmer says it is time to 'reclaim' the party
His removal as a spokesperson earlier this week was met with fury from unions and the party’s left wing of the party.
Ivana Bacik confirmed as new leader of the Labour Party
“I sincerely hope that I can repay the trust you have placed in me.”
Clause that ring-fences places for children of past pupils not widely used, committee to be told
Labour’s Bill seeks to change the School Admissions Act.
All time
Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin
Berliners voted in favour of forcing large landlords to hand over apartments to the state.
'Wind That Shakes The Barley' director Ken Loach ‘expelled’ from British Labour Party
The life long socialist said he had been ejected after he refused to ‘disown’ other critics of the party leadership.
Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.
Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'
Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said in a video this afternoon that she will re-introduce his Bill “word for word”.
Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda
An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.
Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report
Corbyn has said he will “strongly contest the political intervention to suspend” him from the party.
UK Labour calls for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane
The solicitor was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state security forces.
This is the Labour Party's new front bench
Labour leader Alan Kelly remains in the role of spokesperson on health.
Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party
The formal negotiations are set to last until the end of the month.
Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are due to respond to the Greens’ questions in a letter to be sent this afternoon.
Alan Kelly says forming a government is 'up to other parties' after winning Labour leadership race
Dublin TD Ó Ríordáin conceded before the final result last night.
Labour Party to elect Howlin's replacement as postal vote closes today
Tipperary TD Alan Kelly and Dublin TD Aodhán O’Riordáin are in the running for it.
Lise Hand: A leadership race in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak? Labour can't catch a break
Lise Hand says Labour members hoping the leadership race would revive the party must be wondering if they accidentally ran over a family of black cats.
Alan Kelly v Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Two TDs set to compete for Labour leadership
Labour members will vote on a new leader at the beginning of April.
'The next generation': Who is likely to put their name forward as the next Labour leader?
There are four main contenders for the job to replace Brendan Howlin, but the task ahead for the winner is immense.
'We were blindsided by the surge of votes for Sinn Féin': Is there a future for the Labour Party after yet another dismal election?
Left-leaning parties including Sinn Féin, the Green Party and Social Democrats grew their support – so why not the Labour Party?
The Candidate Podcast: Brendan Howlin answers your election questions
The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.
Five candidates have made it through to the UK Labour leadership race
Party members will have to vote on who they think will be able to take on and beat the Tory party in 2024.
Common sense, a JCB and a punch that never happened - Key moments of the UK election campaign
There were tough times for both the Tories and the Labour Party, but there was one clear winner at the end.
Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader
It was Labour’s worst election result in more than 80 years.
UK election: Labour party hit by 'large-scale cyber attack'
The party said that no data breach occurred.