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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Labour

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# Battle
Howlin 'hasn't made up his mind' about running for the Labour leadership
The Wexford TD denied that he looked for a precondition of an uncontested leadership, saying “certainly not” and that he’s “absolutely” up for a contest.
# New blood
Is today the day Joan Burton paves the way for someone else to lead Labour?
The future leadership of the party will be discussed at the party’s parliamentary meeting.
# Labour Pains
Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil 'has its foot on Enda Kenny's neck'
The former Tánaiste says yesterday’s vote for Taoiseach was “like a bad play”.
# Political headache
Unbearable pressure: How water drowned out everything
Massive protests and Clouseau-esque political mistakes in 2014 meant that two years on, the issue HAD to be dealt with.
# total mayor
Ken Livingstone was (briefly) forced to hide in a toilet after some bizarre Hitler comments
He was also suspended from the Labour Party today.
# still waiting
Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil expected to continue into tomorrow
The prospect of Labour supporting a Fine Gael-led minority was also downplayed today.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you be happy to see Labour back in government?
Talks between the country’s two largest parties will resume later today.
# day 50
Talks latest: Labour could go back into government with Fine Gael
The party has said that it is one of three options being considered.
# let's be sensible
Irish voters backed 'local lunatics' instead of being sensible - Michael O'Leary
The Ryanair boss has a view on the current political deadlock.
# Likeminded
Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens
Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.
# After Joan
It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader
Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.
# calls to step aside
Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed
Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.
# The post mortem
After its worst election ever, Labour's going to try and find out what went wrong
The party is holding an election post-mortem in Dublin next week.
# minority report
Fine Gael is still wooing those 'Endapendants' - but there's an 'elephant in the room'
Analysis: Fine Gael is serious about a minority government without Fianna Fáil, but it will eventually have to talk to the old enemy.
# endapendents
The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government
There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.
# Next best thing
'I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil'
Last month Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he wasn’t going to “kick around the Seanad’ if he lost his Dáil seat. Now he’s changed his mind.
# shots fired
'So obsessed with publicity': Outgoing Labour minister's parting shot at Leo
Kathleen Lynch has given a revealing interview in which she criticises the Health Minister.
# Next best thing
Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.
# Too close to call
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil almost neck and neck in latest opinion poll
Is a second election on the cards?
# from nowhere
The incredible inside story on how Jeremy Corbyn took control of the UK Labour Party
Anything is possible in politics. Jeremy Corbyn’s ascent to leader of Labour seems to have happened almost by accident.
# Labour Pains
'We are all hurting': Joan's e-mail to Labour members
The Tánaiste and Labour said the party must “reflect, rebuild and renew” following its worst election ever.
# redrawing the map
How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics - in just a decade
Sinn Féin, Independents and the smaller parties have achieved the biggest shift in recent political history – but will it last?
# the red wedding
Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history
It might sound impossible, but Labour’s devastating defeat is even worse than it looks.
# Election 2016
It's all over: All 158 seats in the 32nd Dáil have now been filled
But what happens next?
# Labour Pains
Most people think it's time for Joan Burton to go
The beleaguered Labour leader is facing an uncertain future as a new poll finds strong support for her resignation.
# Analysis
Why the 'Every Little Hurts' ad sank Labour
Analysis: Labour’s disastrous general election result this time around had its roots in the 2011 campaign.
# The next steps
Enda breaks his silence, says Fine Gael will 'play part in providing a government'
The Taoiseach says that his party looks forward to engaging with other parties and groupings.
# At last
No TDs for days, then three in a minute - rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North
It was jubilation for three candidates, and total desolation for Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin.
# Comeback Kid
Down to the wire: This Labour TD might still have a chance at a seat
Penrose had conceded on Saturday evening but this morning he said there is “an outside chance” he’ll get back in.
# Day Two
'Fine Fáil' and 6 other things you need to know about this election
As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.
WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night
We have all the news, results and reaction for what has been one of the most dramatic elections in recent times.
# Eighth Amendment
Labour's demise puts abortion off the agenda for a decade, claims minister
The party’s collapse means social change will not happen, according to Kevin Humphreys.
# Election 2016
"We had to do a lot of unpopular things": Eamon Gilmore on Labour's election losses
The party will suffer a number of losses today.
# Analysis
Coalition rejected and 6 other things we already know about this election
It’s a terrible day for the government, but a good day for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others.
# nearly there now
9 things we learned from the general election campaign
It’s all over bar the voting.
# Tea and sympathy
Sitting on the dock of the bay, Enda and Joan make one last plea
Tea, scones and one last appeal to the voters in Dublin today.
# The Final Countdown
Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election
A poll carried out by DIT for has Fine Gael slightly higher than the recent polls.
# The Final Countdown
As they fight for their lives, Labour warns that people could get a government they don't want
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste made their final pitches to voters in Dublin today.
# two days to go
'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister
Róisín Shortall is not impressed with Enda Kenny or her old party, Labour.
# Not Phelan It
'Tired and hungry': Labour minister explains why she walked out of local radio debate
Ann Phelan was not impressed with a debate on KCLR FM last night.