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# Labour Party

This year
# Social Democrats
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.
# ethics probe
Labour submits ethics complaint against former junior minister Damien English
Damien English resigned as a junior minister in January.
# school places
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.
# jacinda ardern
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.
# Respiratory viruses
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
# NI Protocol
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.
# Labour Think-In
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.
# Gone from the frontbench
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.”
# schools admissions
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
# rent crisis
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.
# Ken Loach
'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.
# The Banks
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”.
# Sick Pay
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.
# former leader
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.
# Pat Finucane
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.
# Opposition
This is the Labour Party's new front bench
Labour leader Alan Kelly remains in the role of spokesperson on health.
# Get in Formation
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.
# government formation
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.
# Leadership Battle
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.
# Two horse race
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.
# it's on
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.
# ge2020
'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.
# ge2020
'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?
# ge2020
The Candidate Podcast: Brendan Howlin answers your election questions
The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.
# Labour Party
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.
# All over
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.
# gone
Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader
It was Labour’s worst election result in more than 80 years.
# DDoS
UK election: Labour party hit by 'large-scale cyber attack'
The party said that no data breach occurred.
# General Election
Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow
The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.
# le2019
Brendan Howlin dismisses leadership concerns and says he wants to 'work together' with the Greens
The Labour leader said he is ‘not at all disappointed’ with his party’s result.
# Split
Labour's Ian Austin becomes ninth MP to quit party this week
He has no plans to join the recently formed independent group.
# LP18
Labour members asked to allow senators run as party leader
If passed, senators such as Ivana Bacik and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin would be eligible for election.
# brexit means brexit
Explainer: Why the UK Labour party is holding a vote on calling for a second Brexit referendum
Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t rule out the possibility yesterday as members vote on the motion at the party’s annual conference.
# Protest
'Your daddy is a horrible person': Protesters criticised for shouting at Jacob Rees-Mogg's children
A video uploaded to Facebook yesterday showed protesters outside the pro-Brexit MP’s home.
# heave ho
'I thought we had a good working relationship': Brendan Howlin calls Alan Kelly's comments 'unhelpful'
The Tipperary TD said the Labour Party needs “radical change”.
# divided views
'We don't feel it's the right time': 16 Labour councillors dismiss calls for new party leader
The councillors said that efforts should be focused on issues such as housing, childcare and free education.
# dubious calls
Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'
A number of people have recently received dubious calls offering to fix their connection.