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# labour-party - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion

Apr 30th 2015, 6:11 AM 15,133 Views 81 Comments

A bill to repeal the 8th Amendment will come before the Dáil next month.

# labour-party - Sunday 15 March, 2015

REVEALED: How Labour considered water charges, meters and an ‘ESB for water’… five years ago
# Memo
# Memo

REVEALED: How Labour considered water charges, meters and an ‘ESB for water’… five years ago

Mar 15th 2015, 4:30 PM 41,932 Views 135 Comments

Labour was vehemently opposed to water charges in opposition, but we’ve seen a document which shows how senior party figures considered water charges in 2010.

# labour-party - Monday 2 March, 2015

Labour will allow this TD back on one condition...
# Reprieve
# Reprieve

Labour will allow this TD back on one condition...

Mar 2nd 2015, 2:00 PM 10,903 Views 29 Comments

* As long as Anne Ferris votes with the government she will return to the parliamentary party in the autumn.

# labour-party - Friday 27 February, 2015

As Labour's conference opens, Alan Kelly says this is one of the best governments ever
# Big Talk
# Big Talk

As Labour's conference opens, Alan Kelly says this is one of the best governments ever

Feb 27th 2015, 10:10 PM 20,098 Views 201 Comments

Labour voted in favour of a motion to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment at the next election on the opening night of its conference.

# labour-party - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down
# All Over
# All Over

'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down

Feb 10th 2015, 10:48 PM 43,251 Views 228 Comments

The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

# labour-party - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

This senator has been kicked out of his office by his former Labour colleague
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

This senator has been kicked out of his office by his former Labour colleague

Jan 21st 2015, 6:00 PM 20,882 Views 37 Comments

James Heffernan is searching for new office space after his belongings were packed up by John Gilroy.

# labour-party - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Here's where Eamon Ryan is going to run in the general election
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

Here's where Eamon Ryan is going to run in the general election

Jan 10th 2015, 10:30 AM 20,611 Views 99 Comments

The party leader is looking to return to the Dáil.

# labour-party - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything... it's that deals can always be made
# Recap
# Recap

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything... it's that deals can always be made

Jan 7th 2015, 7:30 PM 13,545 Views 15 Comments

History shows that no combination of political parties can be ruled out if the numbers stack up.

# labour-party - 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 13,507 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-party - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'A few kisses from Cáit Keane': Water, water, everywhere as we hit the campaign trail in DSW
# Dublin South West
# Dublin South West

'A few kisses from Cáit Keane': Water, water, everywhere as we hit the campaign trail in DSW

Oct 5th 2014, 12:40 PM 13,516 Views 65 Comments

As the meters begin to tick, the candidates are battling for votes even though some see the outcome of this by-election as a foregone conclusion.

# labour-party - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

This Labour senator wants his poster of bride and groom haybales back
# Hay Ho
# Hay Ho

This Labour senator wants his poster of bride and groom haybales back

Oct 1st 2014, 3:41 PM 11,581 Views 20 Comments

Yes, bride and groom haybales.

# labour-party - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Back in time: It's ten years since Labour decided NOT to run Michael D for the Áras
# Michael Disappointed
# Michael Disappointed

Back in time: It's ten years since Labour decided NOT to run Michael D for the Áras

Sep 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 11,100 Views 25 Comments

Come with us on a journey through time and space … to September 2004.

# labour-party - Monday 25 August, 2014

It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws
# Abortion
# Abortion

It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws

Aug 25th 2014, 10:51 PM 12,066 Views 212 Comments

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

# labour-party - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party

Aug 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 6,049 Views 23 Comments

The former Labour TD is “very open” to the idea of a new political party, she told TheJournal.ie.

# labour-party - Friday 4 July, 2014

Joan Burton is the new leader of the Labour Party
# It's Joan
# It's Joan

Joan Burton is the new leader of the Labour Party

Jul 4th 2014, 10:45 PM 21,727 Views 121 Comments

Labour’s former leader-in-waiting is now officially in charge. She’s asking the Irish people to have trust in her, and in the party as a whole.

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.

Alex White concedes: "This is Joan's day"
# Concession
# Concession

Alex White concedes: "This is Joan's day"

Jul 4th 2014, 3:27 PM 6,293 Views 19 Comments

The junior health minister has effectively conceded the leadership contest, ahead of Burton’s expected confirmation in the role this afternoon.

'Fingers still crossed': Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

'Fingers still crossed': Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership

Jul 4th 2014, 10:09 AM 4,903 Views 41 Comments

The new Labour Party leader will be named this afternoon.

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here's what they told us...
# The Contenders
# The Contenders

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here's what they told us...

Jul 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,409 Views 33 Comments

We did in-depth interviews with Joan Burton and Alex White last month. Here’s what they had to say…

# labour-party - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:50 PM 43,493 Views 195 Comments

The Labour TD will step down after the reshuffle, he confirmed today.

# labour-party - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Protesters have been camped outside a Labour TD's house for the last five days
# Private Home
# Private Home

Protesters have been camped outside a Labour TD's house for the last five days

Jun 26th 2014, 4:35 PM 17,366 Views 195 Comments

“I think every citizen regardless of who they are is entitled to the privacy of their own home,” Dublin North East’s Sean Kenny said.

# labour-party - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Alan Kelly expects to be promoted if he becomes Labour's deputy leader next week
# Ambition
# Ambition

Alan Kelly expects to be promoted if he becomes Labour's deputy leader next week

Jun 25th 2014, 1:06 PM 6,459 Views 17 Comments

The junior transport minister has said it is “the norm” that party deputy leaders are promoted to Cabinet.

# labour-party - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an 'intensely populist party'
# Your Questions Answered
# Your Questions Answered

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an 'intensely populist party'

Jun 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 6,305 Views 38 Comments

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, where she sees her party in five years and who she thinks will win the World Cup.

Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I've never smoked it)
# Did Not Inhale
# Did Not Inhale

Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I've never smoked it)

Jun 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,187 Views 67 Comments

We asked Alex White so it would have been rude not to ask the other Labour leadership contender.

# labour-party - Monday 23 June, 2014

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government?
# Any Regrets?
# Any Regrets?

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government?

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:30 PM 14,088 Views 53 Comments

The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.

# labour-party - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Joan Burton says she has the passion needed to be the next Labour leader
# Leadership Battle
# Leadership Battle

Joan Burton says she has the passion needed to be the next Labour leader

Jun 21st 2014, 8:40 PM 6,642 Views 68 Comments

She said the widening gap between the rich and the poor needs to be tackled.

Alex White says it's time to tell the IMF that 'enough is enough'
# Leadership Battle
# Leadership Battle

Alex White says it's time to tell the IMF that 'enough is enough'

Jun 21st 2014, 7:15 PM 8,287 Views 69 Comments

White says if he is elected the next leader of the Labour party there will be no more “adjustment” of €2 billion or anything close to it.

# labour-party - Thursday 19 June, 2014

The IMF is getting behind Joan Burton as the next Labour leader
# Support
# Support

The IMF is getting behind Joan Burton as the next Labour leader

Jun 19th 2014, 9:36 AM 6,112 Views 47 Comments

The IMF describes Joan Burton as the leading candidate for the Labour leadership. No mention of Alex White, though.

# labour-party - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Minister: I keep an eye on cannabis legalisation in other countries (And yes, I've tried it)
# Inhaled
# Inhaled

Minister: I keep an eye on cannabis legalisation in other countries (And yes, I've tried it)

Jun 17th 2014, 10:50 PM 27,007 Views 111 Comments

Junior health minister Alex White says he does not think full legalisation is on the cards, but that Ireland should “maintain an open mind”.

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings
# Your Questions Answered
# Your Questions Answered

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings

Jun 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,463 Views 17 Comments

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.

# labour-party - 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 7,489 Views 91 Comments

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

# labour-party - Monday 9 June, 2014

White: The sooner we know what happened with Callinan's resignation, the better
# Answers
# Answers

White: The sooner we know what happened with Callinan's resignation, the better

Jun 9th 2014, 7:59 PM 7,319 Views 29 Comments

White was speaking at the Labour leadership hustings in Dublin this evening.

LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest
# Ring The Bell
# Ring The Bell

LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest

Jun 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,287 Views 54 Comments

The debate tonight is the first of five events.

# labour-party - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:58 PM 15,838 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.

Burton v White: Nominations close, here's what happens now in the Labour leadership race
# Labour's Choice
# Labour's Choice

Burton v White: Nominations close, here's what happens now in the Labour leadership race

Jun 3rd 2014, 9:15 PM 13,610 Views 52 Comments

Game on…

Alex White doesn't rule out going into government with Sinn Féin if he is Labour leader
# Everything On The Table
# Everything On The Table

Alex White doesn't rule out going into government with Sinn Féin if he is Labour leader

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:06 AM 5,787 Views 54 Comments

The junior health minister has set out his stall as he battles with Joan Burton for the Labour leadership.

Poll: Who would you like to see as the next Labour leader?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would you like to see as the next Labour leader?

Jun 3rd 2014, 8:47 AM 13,985 Views 97 Comments

It looks like a two-horse race between Alex White and Joan Burton, but who should get it?

# labour-party - 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.

# labour-party - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership
# Face Off
# Face Off

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership

May 29th 2014, 10:40 PM 12,611 Views 71 Comments

He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.

# labour-party - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

I'm out: Brendan Howlin tells colleagues that he doesn't want to be Labour leader
# Post-Gilmore
# Post-Gilmore

I'm out: Brendan Howlin tells colleagues that he doesn't want to be Labour leader

May 28th 2014, 10:49 PM 19,668 Views 91 Comments

There is still no firm indication as to whether anyone else will battle for the Labour leadership with Joan Burton though junior minister Alex White has not ruled himself out.