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#Labour Party

# labour-party - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Burton: I'm perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore
# Labour
# Labour

Burton: I'm perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:40 AM 4,347 Views 39 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has said she is not planning a leadership challenge against the Labour party leader.

# labour-party - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth

Oct 16th 2013, 7:45 PM 5,066 Views 84 Comments

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.

# labour-party - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 10:32 AM 2,759 Views 18 Comments

Two Labour TDs voted against the party on the Budget last year and the year before.

# labour-party - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Fianna Fáil: Correcting the public finances alone will not be enough to drive recovery
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Fianna Fáil: Correcting the public finances alone will not be enough to drive recovery

Oct 13th 2013, 8:00 AM 20 Views 79 Comments

The challenge facing the government is to enhance economic recovery prospects without damaging society’s well-being, says Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath ahead of Tuesday’s Budget.

# labour-party - Thursday 10 October, 2013

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee
# Dáil Scenes
# Dáil Scenes

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee

Oct 10th 2013, 4:05 PM 6,699 Views 23 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher stuck-up for former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney in the Dáil this morning.

Which party leader would fight for you? None of them, according to most voters
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Which party leader would fight for you? None of them, according to most voters

Oct 10th 2013, 8:33 AM 3,913 Views 58 Comments

A new poll in the Irish Sun shows widespread dissatisfaction with the political establishment.

# labour-party - Monday 7 October, 2013

SIPTU President says Labour are "battling at the gates of hell"
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

SIPTU President says Labour are "battling at the gates of hell"

Oct 7th 2013, 8:35 PM 6,803 Views 66 Comments

Jack O’Connor said that the left must be united, accusing their parties of a “poverty of ambition”.

# labour-party - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign

Oct 6th 2013, 10:14 PM 23,247 Views 169 Comments

The post-mortem begins as Enda Kenny’s four-year campaign to get the Seanad abolished flounders.

# labour-party - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Mail on Sunday apologises to Ed Miliband
# Apology
# Apology

Mail on Sunday apologises to Ed Miliband

Oct 3rd 2013, 3:08 PM 6,615 Views 16 Comments

A Mail on Sunday reporter sneaked in to a memorial service for the British Labour Party leader’s uncle.

'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:23 AM 9,268 Views 70 Comments

It wasn’t the first time the government has lost a vote in the upper house but it came with the referendum just two days away.

# labour-party - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me'

Oct 2nd 2013, 12:32 PM 4,287 Views 28 Comments

Joan Burton has been speaking about her relationship with Eamon Gilmore this morning.

Labour: 'The case for retention of the Seanad has failed'
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Labour: 'The case for retention of the Seanad has failed'

Oct 2nd 2013, 12:08 PM 3,947 Views 60 Comments

Labour made its closing argument ahead of Friday’s referendum at a press conference in Dublin today.

# labour-party - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent

Oct 1st 2013, 4:00 PM 5,540 Views 70 Comments

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
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'It's not a good poll': Howlin reacts to Labour's 25-year low

Oct 1st 2013, 9:06 AM 4,869 Views 62 Comments

“There’s no point in saying anything else,” the Public Expenditure and Reform Minister admitted this morning.

# labour-party - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies

Sep 26th 2013, 10:21 AM 4,004 Views 11 Comments

The division of Ireland into three new constituencies presents some interesting challenges for the political parties and independents who hope to run.

# labour-party - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe

Sep 25th 2013, 2:26 PM 7,756 Views 33 Comments

The director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation insisted that approaches have been at a “junior level” and said that no formal offer has been made to him about running in next year’s elections.

# labour-party - Sunday 22 September, 2013

New poll sees popularity boost for Labour and Sinn Fein
# Poll
# Poll

New poll sees popularity boost for Labour and Sinn Fein

Sep 22nd 2013, 11:43 AM 5,444 Views 103 Comments

The Labour party and Sinn Fein are the only parties to see a rise in popularity, both standing at 11 per cent and 18 per cent.

# labour-party - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

Sep 17th 2013, 3:16 PM 169 Views 0 Comments

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

# labour-party - Monday 16 September, 2013

Poll shows only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Poll shows only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition

Sep 16th 2013, 3:00 PM 4,775 Views 82 Comments

Data from the Red C poll published in the Sunday Business Post at the weekend shows that there is strong support among Fine Gael voters for abolition.

Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis

Sep 16th 2013, 9:19 AM 8,869 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste has defended the Labour Party’s record in government and said that Joan Burton is doing a “fabulous job”.

# labour-party - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Joan Burton: ‘Eamon Gilmore has always been supportive of me and I am for him’
# Troubled Water?
# Troubled Water?

Joan Burton: ‘Eamon Gilmore has always been supportive of me and I am for him’

Sep 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,862 Views 30 Comments

Recently there has been speculation that the relationship between the leader and deputy leader of the Labour Party is turning sour, but she says this is not the case.

"There is nothing decided on welfare cap" - Joan Burton
# Welfare
# Welfare

"There is nothing decided on welfare cap" - Joan Burton

Sep 15th 2013, 12:28 PM 11,012 Views 245 Comments

Reports today say that cuts to Social Protection will amount to a welfare cap, but the Minister for Social Protection says nothing has been decided.

# labour-party - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'
# European Elections
# European Elections

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'

Sep 10th 2013, 4:55 PM 5,554 Views 47 Comments

The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour

# labour-party - Monday 9 September, 2013

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved

Sep 9th 2013, 3:15 PM 4,881 Views 52 Comments

Two Labour senators will canvass with the former Fianna Fáil minister in the midlands this week.

# labour-party - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'

Sep 8th 2013, 2:01 PM 8,202 Views 42 Comments

The Education Minister was speaking with just over a month to go until Budget 2014.

Kathleen Lynch on 'not thinking like Labour', next coalition partner and James Reilly
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Kathleen Lynch on 'not thinking like Labour', next coalition partner and James Reilly

Sep 8th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,590 Views 25 Comments

The Minister of State admitted she doesn’t think like other Labour Party members.

The Court of Appeal referendum is one thing all political parties are agreed on
# Consensus
# Consensus

The Court of Appeal referendum is one thing all political parties are agreed on

Sep 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,533 Views 8 Comments

Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil, and Sinn Féin will all be calling for a Yes vote in the referendum to establish a Court of Appeal but their campaigns are expected to be low-key.

# labour-party - Friday 6 September, 2013

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?

Sep 6th 2013, 10:09 AM 8,386 Views 155 Comments

The Labour Party wants to see just €2 billion in cuts in the next budget but economists have said we must stick to the plan. What do you think?

# labour-party - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Thousands expected to attend 1913 commemorations
# 1913 Lockout
# 1913 Lockout

Thousands expected to attend 1913 commemorations

Aug 31st 2013, 7:15 AM 6,596 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins will lead today’s events in Dublin – marking 100 years to the day since Bloody Sunday.

# labour-party - Friday 16 August, 2013

'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad
# Abolition
# Abolition

'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad

Aug 16th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,322 Views 29 Comments

The party has confirmed its intention to support government policy and a Yes vote on 4 October but its chief whip says that there is a 50-50 split in the parliamentary party over the future of the Seanad.

# labour-party - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Video: British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has been egged again
# Egg Miliband
# Egg Miliband

Video: British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has been egged again

Aug 14th 2013, 3:16 PM 8,280 Views 40 Comments

Egg, sorry Ed, Miliband was sent scrambling (we’ll stop now) as he was pelted with eggs while campaigning in south London earlier today.

# labour-party - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate

Aug 10th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,392 Views 77 Comments

But the Fianna Fáíl TD and grandson of the party’s founder cautioned against going into coalition with Fine Gael after the next election as one former colleague of his suggested this week.

# labour-party - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Labour says Senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim 'is a matter for himself'
# Denis Landy
# Denis Landy

Labour says Senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim 'is a matter for himself'

Aug 8th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,441 Views 30 Comments

The Labour Party has indicated it does not intend to pursue a claim from Senator Denis Landy that he was offered a trip abroad in order to miss a crucial Seanad vote last month.

# labour-party - Friday 26 July, 2013

"Labour is lacking backbone" - former Mayor of Fingal leaves Labour Party
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

"Labour is lacking backbone" - former Mayor of Fingal leaves Labour Party

Jul 26th 2013, 2:57 PM 7,207 Views 71 Comments

Cian O’Callaghan says that the party’s future is ‘grim’ unless the ‘authoritarian’ leadership listens to party members.

# labour-party - Thursday 25 July, 2013

'There are better opportunities abroad' - young Labour councillor emigrates
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

'There are better opportunities abroad' - young Labour councillor emigrates

Jul 25th 2013, 6:00 PM 14,825 Views 54 Comments

Stephen Fitzpatrick, who served as Eamon Gilmore’s assistant, has resigned from his position on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to move to New Zealand.

# labour-party - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour

Jul 24th 2013, 6:41 PM 10,014 Views 49 Comments

The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.

Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil
# Jenny McHugh
# Jenny McHugh

Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil

Jul 24th 2013, 4:33 PM 13,169 Views 114 Comments

Meath county councillor Jenny McHugh has quit Labour to join Fianna Fáil.

Gone: MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Labour
# Resignation
# Resignation

Gone: MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Labour

Jul 24th 2013, 11:05 AM 8,571 Views 49 Comments

Childers had already resigned from the parliamentary party in April but is now going to run as an independent.

# labour-party - Monday 22 July, 2013

Senator claiming he was offered holiday to skip Seanad vote won't pursue matter
# Holiday For Vote
# Holiday For Vote

Senator claiming he was offered holiday to skip Seanad vote won't pursue matter

Jul 22nd 2013, 9:49 PM 10,029 Views 30 Comments

Denis Landy told the Sunday Independent he was offered a holiday in New York to coincide with Seanad votes on its abolition referendum but Labour says he is not pursuing the matter any further at this point.

# labour-party - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn
# Abortion
# Abortion

Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn

Jul 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 9,892 Views 165 Comments

The constitutional ban on abortion will come under scrutiny in the new Dáil term.