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# labour - Friday 6 May, 2022

Keir Starmer to be investigated over ‘beergate’ allegations - Labour leader denies Covid breach
# Ah Keir
# Ah Keir

Keir Starmer to be investigated over ‘beergate’ allegations - Labour leader denies Covid breach

Updated May 6th 2022, 6:47 PM 22,582 Views 18 Comments

The Labour leader has been under pressure since footage emerged of him drinking with colleagues in 2021.

# labour - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says

Apr 5th 2022, 5:43 PM 9,750 Views 37 Comments

Micheál Martin said a Just Transition Commission would be set up at the end of the year.

# labour - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Ivana Bacik confirmed as new leader of the Labour Party
# NEW LEADER
# NEW LEADER

Ivana Bacik confirmed as new leader of the Labour Party

Updated Mar 24th 2022, 12:25 PM 28,998 Views 60 Comments

“I sincerely hope that I can repay the trust you have placed in me.”

# labour - Thursday 10 February, 2022

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough
# Inflation
# Inflation

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough

Feb 10th 2022, 1:44 PM 22,144 Views 54 Comments

The rising cost of living is ‘hurting people in the pocket’, said Leo Varadkar.

# labour - Saturday 22 January, 2022

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
# Met Police
# Met Police

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims

Jan 22nd 2022, 11:13 AM 34,187 Views 9 Comments

Chris Bryant said threats to withdraw funding from constituencies of MPs seeking to oust the PM should be referred to the police.

# labour - Monday 8 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'

Nov 8th 2021, 6:52 PM 44,940 Views 60 Comments

A spokesperson said that the HSE had recommended a second test and that has returned a negative result.

# labour - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid
# Starmer
# Starmer

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid

Oct 27th 2021, 12:41 PM 14,437 Views 15 Comments

He is currently in isolation.

# labour - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week

Oct 14th 2021, 4:37 PM 27,959 Views 35 Comments

Breege O’Connor tells how she spent her late stages of labour in the car park of the maternity hospital due to Covid restrictions preventing her husband from joining her.

# labour - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax
# Times Of Austerity
# Times Of Austerity

Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax

Oct 10th 2021, 7:01 AM 20,474 Views 4 Comments

Budget 2012 was the first budget of the Fine Gael/Labour era.

# labour - Friday 8 October, 2021

Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power
# Alternative Budgets
# Alternative Budgets

Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power

Oct 8th 2021, 5:36 PM 16,221 Views 57 Comments

A refundable tax credit is contained in Sinn Féin’s alternative budget.

# labour - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces

Sep 11th 2021, 4:26 PM 16,545 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin, the Social Democrats and Labour have called for an independent inquiry into the issue, which was revealed in an RTÉ documentary today.

# labour - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus
# Labour
# Labour

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 10:45 PM 18,578 Views 6 Comments

Senior health sources say new guidelines would allow partners to stay all through labour and birth in single-occupancy rooms.

# labour - Monday 9 August, 2021

Labour TD Ivana Bacik apologises for attending Merrion Hotel party
# Apology
# Apology

Labour TD Ivana Bacik apologises for attending Merrion Hotel party

Aug 9th 2021, 6:28 PM 31,317 Views 100 Comments

In a statement, Bacik said that Labour leader Alan Kelly had accepted her apology.

# labour - Friday 9 July, 2021

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
# Labour
# Labour

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?

Jul 9th 2021, 10:18 PM 32,392 Views 72 Comments

The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.

Ivana Bacik promises to be 'strong, progressive, woman’s voice' as she's elected to the Dáil
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Ivana Bacik promises to be 'strong, progressive, woman’s voice' as she's elected to the Dáil

Jul 9th 2021, 9:26 PM 25,670 Views 50 Comments

Bacik fills the seat left vacant by Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy.

# labour - Friday 11 June, 2021

'As far as we know' Labour members did not engage in fake polling, says Ó Ríordain
# Door To Door
# Door To Door

'As far as we know' Labour members did not engage in fake polling, says Ó Ríordain

Jun 11th 2021, 2:23 PM 5,417 Views 21 Comments

The TD says no such polling was ever “sanctioned” by the party leadership.

# labour - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat

Jun 9th 2021, 5:30 PM 20,602 Views 45 Comments

Kelly said that Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are trying to present the race as “a dichotomy”.

# labour - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?
# Blue Steel
# Blue Steel

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?

Jun 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,033 Views 54 Comments
  • The party will fancy their chances but there's an opportunity for others to spring a surprise, writes Rónán Duffy
  • Will Eamon Ryan's personal vote be retained in Green hands or could Labour be the beneficiaries?
  • When Sinn Féin drives turnout it has a chance anywhere but is it a case of right time but wrong place?

# labour - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 59,248 Views 182 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# labour - Monday 17 May, 2021

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid

May 17th 2021, 9:59 PM 15,965 Views 39 Comments

The long-time Senator is looking to win a Dáil seat for Labour in Dublin Bay South.

# labour - Friday 7 May, 2021

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years
# Jill Mortimer
# Jill Mortimer

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years

May 7th 2021, 7:18 AM 17,310 Views 42 Comments

The defeat will be a blow to Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour.

# labour - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 77,426 Views 80 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordán said the country can’t afford to lose another generation.

# labour - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly

Apr 13th 2021, 1:12 PM 16,263 Views 61 Comments

The Labour leader says clear advice and practical guidance by public health experts is needed now for the over 60s.

# labour - Friday 19 March, 2021

Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people
# Gambling
# Gambling

Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people

Mar 19th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,946 Views 36 Comments

A Bill proposed by Senator Mark Wall would ban gambling advertisements in Ireland.

# labour - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful
# Courts
# Courts

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful

Feb 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,750 Views 23 Comments

The Labour senator says any downplaying of the seriousness of sexual assaults in the courts will cause the further regression of social attitudes towards these crimes.

# labour - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?

Jan 31st 2021, 10:10 AM 73,318 Views 176 Comments

Labour says a blanket ban on pet ownership for renters is unfair.

# labour - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Labour calls for NPHET to perform a risk assessment on schools before they return
# School Reopening
# School Reopening

Labour calls for NPHET to perform a risk assessment on schools before they return

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 10:31 AM 73,109 Views 135 Comments

People Before Profit has called for schools to remain closed for the month of January.

# labour - Friday 25 December, 2020

'Debt piled up. I was a 50-year-old single parent bringing up a teenage girl'
# Debt
From The42
# Debt

'Debt piled up. I was a 50-year-old single parent bringing up a teenage girl'

Dec 25th 2020, 6:00 PM 13,846 Views 2 Comments

Harry Pearson on writing ‘The Farther Corner’.

# labour - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'
# Interview
# Interview

Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'

Dec 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 33,200 Views 117 Comments

Kelly is ending his first calendar year as leader of the Labour party.

# labour - Saturday 5 December, 2020

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 5th 2020, 3:25 PM 7,491 Views 7 Comments

Starmer went into quarantine in September when one of his children developed possible symptoms.

# labour - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party
# UK Labour
# UK Labour

Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party

Nov 17th 2020, 7:57 PM 24,153 Views 47 Comments

It comes weeks after the former Labour leader said that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party was “dramatically overstated”.

# labour - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions
# Anatomy Of A Scandal
# Anatomy Of A Scandal

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:40 PM 60,799 Views 0 Comments

What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?

# labour - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Bank defends asking mortgage applicants whether their employer is seeking State Covid assistance
# Ewss
# Ewss

Bank defends asking mortgage applicants whether their employer is seeking State Covid assistance

Oct 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,181 Views 47 Comments

Labour’s Ged Nash has been contacted by a number of constituents over the bank’s approach to the employment wage subsidy scheme.

# labour - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters
# Lagos
# Lagos

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters

Oct 24th 2020, 8:30 AM 17,278 Views 36 Comments

Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.

# labour - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 8:47 PM 29,348 Views 70 Comments

This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.

# labour - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
# Pollsters
# Pollsters

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Oct 8th 2020, 7:25 AM 27,619 Views 67 Comments

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

# labour - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
# Kurzarbeit
# Kurzarbeit

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,522 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

# labour - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Sep 22nd 2020, 6:53 PM 17,485 Views 22 Comments

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

# labour - Monday 14 September, 2020

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill

Sep 14th 2020, 3:34 PM 33,008 Views 40 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.

# labour - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn accuses his own party officials of trying to sabotage the 2017 election
# In-fighting
# In-fighting

Jeremy Corbyn accuses his own party officials of trying to sabotage the 2017 election

Aug 8th 2020, 10:35 AM 22,771 Views 44 Comments

Corbyn and his allies believe there is “overwhelming evidence” of sabotage within the UK Labour ranks.

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