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# labour-party - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Another former Labour Party councillor has joined Sinn Féin
# Defection
# Defection

Another former Labour Party councillor has joined Sinn Féin

Feb 1st 2014, 1:05 PM 14,404 Views 181 Comments

Newbridge councillor Damian Molyneaux said he decided to join because Sinn Féin is “the only party standing up for ordinary people both on the ground and in the Dáil”.

# labour-party - Monday 27 January, 2014

'It's not personal': Senator challenging Phil Prendergast for Labour MEP nomination
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'It's not personal': Senator challenging Phil Prendergast for Labour MEP nomination

Jan 27th 2014, 12:39 PM 4,927 Views 19 Comments

Labour senator John Gilroy reckons he would have a better chance than incumbent MEP Phil Prendergast of holding the party’s seat in Ireland South.

# labour-party - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity

Jan 19th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,388 Views 70 Comments

In the first in our series of interviews with candidates for the European elections, the sitting Labour MEP says she’ll run on her record and complains that the media is partly responsible for her lack of profile.

# labour-party - Friday 17 January, 2014

Labour senator Jimmy Harte transferred back to Dublin, remains in critical condition
# Jimmy Harte
# Jimmy Harte

Labour senator Jimmy Harte transferred back to Dublin, remains in critical condition

Jan 17th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,455 Views 0 Comments

A Labour spokesperson confirmed yesterday that Harte remains in a critical condition and will get “the best of care” at Beaumont Hospital.

# labour-party - Saturday 11 January, 2014

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers

Jan 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,372 Views 2 Comments

Plus: Where did Michael Noonan rank out of Europe’s Finance Ministers in a Financial Times list?

# labour-party - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

The 29 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in government
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

The 29 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in government

Jan 8th 2014, 4:49 PM 28,806 Views 137 Comments

It’s not a list which will make good reading for Eamon Gilmore or those still in the Labour Party

Number 28: Mallow town councillor is the latest to resign from Labour
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Number 28: Mallow town councillor is the latest to resign from Labour

Jan 8th 2014, 4:39 PM 7,056 Views 30 Comments

Jerry Mullally has quit the party today.

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure

Jan 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,410 Views 92 Comments

That’s now 27 councillors who have left the party since it went into government with all of them citing coalition policies as one of their reasons for quitting.

# labour-party - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Gone: South Dublin mayor resigns from Labour party
# Another One Bites The Dust
# Another One Bites The Dust

Gone: South Dublin mayor resigns from Labour party

Jan 7th 2014, 9:51 PM 12,036 Views 45 Comments

Dermot Looney, a 31-year-old teacher, said he believes that Labour has abandoned its principles while in government.

# labour-party - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Developing the 'hard neck': TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Developing the 'hard neck': TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies

Dec 21st 2013, 7:10 AM 6,023 Views 49 Comments

Is enough being done to help out TDs and Senators cope with the abuse they receive and the difficult cases they have to deal with in their constituencies? TheJournal.ie takes a look.

# labour-party - Monday 16 December, 2013

'I have no plans whatsoever to be the next EU commissioner' - Tánaiste
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

'I have no plans whatsoever to be the next EU commissioner' - Tánaiste

Dec 16th 2013, 12:53 PM 4,102 Views 46 Comments

Eamon Gilmore also said that discussions on who will take on the job will not begin until the latter part of next year following talk that colleague Ruairi Quinn is being lined-up.

# labour-party - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Seán Sherlock: 'Tell me a politician that doesn’t want to be a Cabinet minister'
# Political Ambition
# Political Ambition

Seán Sherlock: 'Tell me a politician that doesn’t want to be a Cabinet minister'

Dec 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,594 Views 15 Comments

The Labour TD is tipped for Cabinet and is open to the possibility of it.

# labour-party - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch
# Pleased
# Pleased

‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch

Dec 3rd 2013, 12:45 PM 11,124 Views 41 Comments

“We will struggle,” dead-panned one minister today.

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil
# Awkward
# Awkward

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil

Dec 3rd 2013, 11:26 AM 16,186 Views 62 Comments

“This rampant corruption of many of Fianna Fáil’s members and public representatives is part of the philosophy of tolerance that existed within that party,” Keaveney told the Dáil in June 2012.

# labour-party - Monday 2 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 4,353 Views 17 Comments

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

# labour-party - Saturday 30 November, 2013

8 things we've learned from the Labour Party's annual conference
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

8 things we've learned from the Labour Party's annual conference

Nov 30th 2013, 9:49 PM 15,429 Views 83 Comments

There is still business to be conducted on Sunday, but here’s what we’ve learned about the state of the Labour Party this weekend.

'No going back to Boom and Bert': Eamon Gilmore's speech to the Labour conference
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

'No going back to Boom and Bert': Eamon Gilmore's speech to the Labour conference

Nov 30th 2013, 9:00 PM 10,638 Views 97 Comments

“I am here because I believe in making our country better,” Eamon Gilmore told Labour members in a televised speech from Killarney tonight.

Batons, bessies and 4 other things we've learned from these Labour conference pics
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Batons, bessies and 4 other things we've learned from these Labour conference pics

Nov 30th 2013, 4:01 PM 6,201 Views 27 Comments

Security is tight, protests are small and everyone, with a few exceptions, is in a pretty good mood.

Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards

Nov 30th 2013, 12:54 PM 6,644 Views 44 Comments

Meanwhile, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has pledged to repeal the law on emergency public sector pay cuts.

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

Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts

Nov 30th 2013, 10:31 AM 7,634 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.

Burton hopes voters will reward Labour next year as day two of conference gets underway
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Burton hopes voters will reward Labour next year as day two of conference gets underway

Nov 30th 2013, 9:04 AM 4,076 Views 76 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will give his party leader address to delegates in Killarney tonight.

Dublin council supports proposal to turn derelict site into park
# Green Space
# Green Space

Dublin council supports proposal to turn derelict site into park

Nov 30th 2013, 8:45 AM 11,227 Views 20 Comments

The site between Cork Street and Chamber Street in Dublin 8 could now become recreation space for Dublin 8 residents, pending a planning report.

# labour-party - Friday 29 November, 2013

Gilmore: We'd be going into a second bailout without Labour in government
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Gilmore: We'd be going into a second bailout without Labour in government

Nov 29th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,738 Views 117 Comments

“Unsustainable debts, more job losses, less investment and more cuts,” would happen without Labour in government, the Tánaiste has said this evening.

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

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

Nov 29th 2013, 6:06 PM 4,270 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.

18 interesting motions to be considered at the Labour conference this weekend
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

18 interesting motions to be considered at the Labour conference this weekend

Nov 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,914 Views 83 Comments

The Labour Party is gathering in Killarney today ahead of its conference this weekend. Here’s a taste of what they will be talking about.

# labour-party - Thursday 28 November, 2013

The Labour Party is livestreaming its entire conference on YouTube
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

The Labour Party is livestreaming its entire conference on YouTube

Nov 28th 2013, 5:34 PM 4,899 Views 80 Comments

It’ll have more hits than Gangnam Style…

Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference

Nov 28th 2013, 9:51 AM 8,531 Views 71 Comments

The Social Protection Minister has made the case for a wage increase that she argues would reduce welfare spend and increase tax revenue.

Joan Burton: Why it's time to talk about a Living Wage for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Joan Burton: Why it's time to talk about a Living Wage for Ireland

Nov 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 57 Views 115 Comments

Our social welfare system already supports those in work by topping-up low wages. This is why a Living Wage could increase tax revenue and decrease spending on benefits, the Social Protection Minister argues.

# labour-party - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 21st 2013, 11:50 AM 5,736 Views 88 Comments

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

# labour-party - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Nessa Childers not decided on which European constituency to run in next year
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Nessa Childers not decided on which European constituency to run in next year

Nov 16th 2013, 10:00 AM 5,148 Views 19 Comments

The former Labour MEP faces an uphill battle to retain her European Parliament seat next year.

# labour-party - Friday 15 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 13,405 Views 41 Comments

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

# labour-party - Friday 8 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 8th 2013, 5:33 PM 12,368 Views 48 Comments

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

Gilmore: Vacant social housing stock is a problem, but we're fixing it
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore: Vacant social housing stock is a problem, but we're fixing it

Nov 8th 2013, 7:05 AM 7,237 Views 72 Comments

During Leaders’ Questions yesterday he outlined measures to be introduced by government to address the problem.

# labour-party - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Gilmore asks Revenue to 'reconsider' property tax deadline
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Gilmore asks Revenue to 'reconsider' property tax deadline

Nov 2nd 2013, 6:08 PM 13,020 Views 96 Comments

The Revenue Commissioners said they are not asking anyone to pay boe

'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 10,452 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-party - 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 14,502 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
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

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

Oct 31st 2013, 8:15 PM 5,541 Views 103 Comments

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

# labour-party - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 30th 2013, 4:04 PM 8,239 Views 41 Comments

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

# labour-party - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,352 Views 58 Comments

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

# labour-party - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Poll: How would you vote if there was a referendum on same-sex marriage today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How would you vote if there was a referendum on same-sex marriage today?

Oct 27th 2013, 9:36 AM 47,419 Views 785 Comments

Eamon Gilmore wants a referendum on the issue next year, but how would you vote?