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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Labour

All time
# Outlawed
Ireland set to make revenge porn and 'upskirting' illegal under new legislation
It will also be an offence to send obscene messages using any form of online communications.
# ode to joy
Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?
There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.
# Juliet O'Connell
Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers
O’Connell issued two styles of fliers in her constituency featuring an edited version of the paper’s front page and unauthorised use of the publication’s masthead.
# my fellow britons
Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'
In a video posted on Twitter, a smiling Prime Minister said she had to look for compromise from the opposition to get Brexit through.
# Investigation
'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target
The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation.
# inciting hatred
Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs
Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.
# COME WHAT MAY
MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum
Unless Article 50 is extended, Theresa May has just one month to get a deal over the line.
# Anti-Semitism
Blair calls Independent Group a 'fightback' against 'populism-enthralled' Labour
The former Labour leader said that Brexit had plunged Britain into “the throes of an unparalleled political crisis”.
# Anti-Semitism
Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism
The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.
# The Independent Group
The House of Commons has got a new group (not party), so what will it mean for Brexit votes?
Seven Labour MPs have split from the party.
# splitters
Seven Labour MPs quit the party claiming it's 'institutionally anti-semitic' and run by 'the machine of the hard left'
The MPs stopped short of forming a new party and will now sit in parliament as The Independent Group.
# Theresa May
Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?
The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.
# Brexit stage left
Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote
The Conservative Party and the DUP will back her, but Europe has warned “time is almost up”.
# Brexit
'This political chaos cannot go on': Corbyn calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock
May faces a crucial vote next week on her proposed Brexit deal.
# save my deal
After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs
May is said to be considering backing a Labour amendment on workers’ rights to try to sway some MPs to her cause.
# new year party time
Brendan Howlin says Labour would provide a home for SDLP members unhappy with FF merger
Talk of an SDLP-FF merger is increasing ahead of elections next year.
# election 2019?
Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election
Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.
# RIP
'Generous, intelligent, larger than life': Tributes paid to actor Jer O'Leary following his death
The folklorist and activist was best known for his stage role as trade union leader Jim Larkin.
Voices
Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections
Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.
# Brexit
'Incredibly unusual times': DUP and Labour alliance described as 'strange, perhaps unholy'
The parties both want Theresa May to publish the legal advice she received about Brexit.
# ennis circuit court
Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction
McNamara has served no time off the road as the case has been under appeal.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Final say on FG entering coalition government with another party may have to go to a vote
Fine Gael will consider a rule change to allow a special party conference to be convened.
# Boycott
Labour passes motion calling on RTÉ to boycott Eurovision if hosted in Jerusalem
However, it has been confirmed that the event will take place in Tel Aviv.
# ongoing row
Police launch probe into 'anti-Semitic hate crimes' within UK Labour Party
The controversy surrounding the Labour Party just won’t go away.
# Housing Crisis
Labour to bring forward legislation to ban landlords charging prospective tenants to view property
Some people were being charged up to €500 to view an apartment.
# Rottweiler
Departing Labour councillor criticises 'autocratic' leadership as he resigns from the party
Tallaght councillor Mick Duff criticised the party’s ‘reprehensible’ silence on housing.
# people's vote
Labour votes for second Brexit referendum to be 'option on the table'
The party could campaign for it if Theresa May’s government fail to get a Brexit deal through parliament.
# Labour Pains
Howlin backs second referendum, says there's 'no such thing as a good Brexit for Ireland'
Jeremy Corbyn has said he’s open to the idea of a second vote.
# RedC
Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll
It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.
# Donald Trump
Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump
The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
# november visit
'Cancel this visit': Opposition parties call for protests over Trump visit to Ireland
The White House announced last night that US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November.
# rental crisis
AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan
With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.
# Leo Varadkar
Taoiseach says he 'should have been clearer' over CervicalCheck court comments
Varadkar promised in May that pending cases over the ongoing scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.
# Meath
'Naked, wanton vandalism': Boardwalk near Battle of the Boyne site damaged in suspected arson attack
Around 400m of the boardwalk was destroyed in a fire last night.
# green and clean
Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law
Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.
# Affordable Housing
This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis
A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.
# irish medical journal
The percentage of 'perfect' births in first-time mothers is less than 1% - study
The study looked at over 8,000 pregnancies in women who hadn’t given birth before.
# Unanswered questions
Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered
The Labour TD said the refusal to answer his ‘legitimate’ questions is ‘undemocratic’.
# reported
'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí
A member of the public sent a video of people removing the Yes posters in Limerick city to Jan O’Sullivan TD.
# Your Say
Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader?
Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country.