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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Labour

All time
# flu epidemic
Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'
Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.
# Counselling
Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland
The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.
# civil war parties
Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil increases in latest opinion poll
The survey shows small drops for Sinn Féin and Labour.
# Fingal Council
Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan
Last night, however, councillors voted in favour of cycle routes for specific schools – against opposition by the council manager.
# Opinion Poll
Fianna Fáil support is down, party now neck-and-neck with Fine Gael
Micheál Martin is still the most popular leader in the country, however.
# Festive Cheer
Enda Kenny won't say if the social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid this December
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the matter is being discussed ahead of October’s Budget.
# on the air
Musicians hold sing-song outside Leinster House in bid to get more radio play
They were there to launch a new bill from Labour TD Willie Penrose.
# Phew
Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers
A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.
# fracking hell
Corbyn's Labour are dead against it, but what's the up-to-date situation with fracking in Ireland?
The controversial gas-extraction technique tends to inspire strong emotions in people living in areas affected by it.
# sunday interview
Brendan Howlin: 'Clearly, the whole water charges issue was a mistake'
After a crushing defeat in the last election, Labour’s Brendan Howlin talks about water charges, Alan Kelly and how the government nearly collapsed a number of times.
# Labour
Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as UK Labour leader
The 67-year-old has comprehensively defeated his leadership rival Owen Smith.
# Tory rule
Jeremy Corbyn is going to cheer Tories by being re-elected Labour leader today. He's had quite the year
Unable to field a Shadow Cabinet after losing the support of Labour MPs, he is expected to see off a leadership tilt today.
# Jobstown protests
Schoolboy accused of false imprisonment of Joan Burton said he was "sorry" to gardaí
The 17-year-old boy denies falsely imprisoning the former Labour leader and her advisor Karen O’Connell.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?
Micheál Martin’s party is the most popular one in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.
# virgin on the ridiculous
Billionaire Richard Branson has just called out Jeremy Corbyn with a CCTV video
Last week Corbyn sat on the floor of a Virgin train, but the company says there were plenty of seats.
# Labour Pains
Boost for embattled Jeremy Corbyn as new Labour members win right to vote for leader
The party is appealing the decision.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think 30% of radio airtime should be dedicated to Irish acts?
Labour’s Willie Penrose wants to give struggling musicians a break.
# Labour Pains
UK Labour row: Angela Eagle drops bid to replace Corbyn as leader
It leaves Owen Smith as the only challenger in the leadership contest.
# trident
The UK has just voted to build a new generation nuclear weapons system
The House of Commons easily passed the proposal.
# living to fight another day
He's not going down without a fight: Jeremy Corbyn WILL be up for leadership re-election
The UK Labour Party has decided he will be on a fresh leadership ballot.
# sorry about that
UK latest: Leadsom apologises for 'motherhood' remarks, says she's "been under enormous pressure"
Meanwhile, Labour’s Angela Eagle is expected to launch a leadership challenge to Jeremy Corbyn today.
# Dáil row
The Dáil was left waiting for 39 minutes today after too few TDs turned up
The Ceann Comhairle criticised TDs while Joan Burton called on Government chief whip Regina Doherty to apologise.
# Poll Position
Fine Gael spent €200,000 of their state funding on polling last year
They also got donations of €98,000.
# brexit wounds
'For heaven's sake man, go': Cameron tears into Corbyn as Labour chaos continues
Both leaders could be on the way out, as Corbyn endures a massive revolt from his MPs.
# dear jeremy
Wait, what exactly is happening with Jeremy Corbyn and Labour right now?
The Tories are in disarray. So why are Labour choosing to move against their leader?
# i did this
This dad-to-be wore the most ridiculous t-shirt during his wife's labour
This is not helping, dad.
# tributes
"We've lost one of our very best" - UK parliament reconvenes to honour Jo Cox
The House of Commons was recalled especially to honour the Labour MP, who was murdered in her constituency last week.
# Long Time Coming
Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control
Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”
# England
'We are devastated': Flowers laid at tearful vigil for murdered MP Jo Cox
The Labour MP died after being shot twice and stabbed outside a library near Leeds yesterday.
# division of labour
It's no longer Alan Kelly's job to talk about Irish Water
Labour has announced its spokespeople – and the troubled utility is no longer part of Kelly’s day job.
# NEW POLITICS
DEFEAT: The government has lost its first vote in the Dáil
A Labour Party motion on workers’ rights was carried this evening.
# analyse this
'Brash, opinionated' Kelly says he must be the country's most psychoanalysed politician
But Kelly says he will be staying in the party.
# slow and steady
"The Taoiseach is moving far too slowly" - Labour senator hits out at Enda for delay in Seanad nominations
Kevin Humphreys said that the Seanad appointments and ministerial appointments would amount to “jobs for the boys”.
# Power Outage
Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party
Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.
# Money Money Money
These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015
Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Paschal Donohoe received €15,000 in private donations between them last year.
# Follow the leader
There's no mood for a leadership contest in the Labour Party
While Alan Kelly has put his name forward, it appears support is leaning towards Brendan Howlin.
# head to head
Poll: Who would you prefer as the next Labour leader?
The field is narrowing.
# Late Late Show
Alan Kelly will go for Labour top job - but he's not sure who'll nominate him
It’s too soon to say which of his Labour colleagues will back him for the role, Kelly said.
# national temperature
Poll: People would vote practically the same way if there was another election
Enda Kenny, however, isn’t faring very well.