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Labour

A social-democratic political party, the second-largest in the Oireachtas. Labour are currently in coalition with Fine Gael having won 37 seats in the 2011 General Election.

# labour - Today’s News

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# labour - Yesterday’s News

It’s on… All the main parties have now picked their hopefuls in the battle for Dublin SW

Cathal King’s been selected for Sinn Féín today. The councillor performed a u-turn and re-entered the race after stepping aside for a mooted female candidate.

# labour - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?

The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?

# labour - Friday 29 August, 2014

White bread, butter and chips? Hospital food is not good enough, says TD

Ciara Conway TD has called for response to hospital food, after a constituents child was served chips in a pediatric ward.

# labour - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Will Enda Kenny do the ice bucket challenge? We asked…

He knows he’s been nominated but it’s uncertain whether the Taoiseach is going to soak himself.

# labour - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines

Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.

# labour - Monday 25 August, 2014

It looks like Labour’s next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland’s abortion laws

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

# labour - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Flight diverted to Shannon Airport after woman goes into labour

The woman has been taken to the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.

5 stories that tell us what type of taoiseach Albert Reynolds was

Reynolds’ press secretary Seán Duignan wrote perhaps the definitive account of his time as taoiseach.

# labour - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Those with bowel conditions should get extra water allowance, says councillor

Fears are mounting over inflated cost for sufferers when water charges are introduced in October.

# labour - Friday 22 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel Dempsey was looking very well on the news last night… Body Swap

Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel Dempsey was looking very well on the news last night…

A bit different from when we last saw him, though.

How Albert Reynolds made Ireland a fairer place for gay people

Reynolds’ government presided over the fist steps towards ending discrimination against the gay and lesbian community.

# labour - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall thinks Eamon Gilmore was out of touch, in denial and should have quit sooner The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall thinks Eamon Gilmore was out of touch, in denial and should have quit sooner

The former junior minister and Labour TD gave a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie this week.

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party

The former Labour TD is “very open” to the idea of a new political party, she told TheJournal.ie.

# labour - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked Health This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked

The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.

Why is China so dependent on c-sections?

A new paper reckons its too dependent, even.

# labour - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here’s why…

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

# labour - Monday 18 August, 2014

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum… but says it can’t happen now

The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.

# labour - Sunday 17 August, 2014

The Burton Bounce: Labour double support in latest polls

The party is set to enjoy a 7% bounce according to polls published tomorrow.

# labour - Friday 15 August, 2014

# labour - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.

# labour - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Dublin councillor furious about toilet demolition

Labour’s Dermot Lacey said the council “can really stuff it now”.

# labour - Monday 4 August, 2014

“Only a matter of time” before private security try to take over residential policing

A chief superintendent has made the warning while discussing the Small Areas Policing Programme, where community gardaí will be assigned to individual areas.

# labour - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Sinn Féin is just 1% behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll

And, we’re warning you now, the public were also asked about Garth Brooks in this Sunday Independent/Millward Brown survey.

# labour - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge This glamour model sold tickets to watch her giving birth, and the internet went crazy Labour Pains

# labour - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle

Analysis: It’s no country for old men or young women but there’s a big promotion for one young man.

The junior minister reshuffle is happening right now, here’s what we know so far…

The Dáil’s youngest TD has been made junior finance minister while Labour has promoted three backbenchers.

# labour - Monday 14 July, 2014

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

# labour - Saturday 12 July, 2014

As talks dragged on nervous TDs in shiny suits roamed Leinster House waiting… and waiting

As the talks continued and the wait lengthened anticipation turned to frustration ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.

# labour - Friday 11 July, 2014

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s stuck with the same job?

In numbers: the Cabinet reshuffle

What’s the average age of a Cabinet member? And how many are from Dublin?

Who’s doing what? A pictorial guide to your new Cabinet

A quick and simple guide to where everyone is now.

‘How often does the Labour Party roll over?’ – FF say water and property taxes are now Labour’s problem

Micheal Martin says the new Tánaiste’s negotiations went badly.

Here’s what Enda and Joan have promised to do

Jobs, housing and wages, mostly.

# labour - Thursday 10 July, 2014

The Fine Gael-Labour split over Richard Bruton’s job is ‘more like a tug of love’

Seán Sherlock laughed off suggestions that Fine Gael and Labour are split over the lucrative Jobs portfolio.

# labour - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

The wait goes on: Cabinet reshuffle may not be announced until Friday

More talks between the Taoiseach and the new Tánaiste took place this evening and are ongoing.

# labour - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

‘No questions about it, the Free Travel pass is safe’

However, a review is taking place, something which Joan Burton makes “no apology” about it.

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

The Last Waltz: Cabinet to meet today, likely for the last time

Talks between the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste will resume after the cabinet meeting today.

# labour - Monday 7 July, 2014

‘The Garth Brooks ship leaves tonight’, but city manager won’t budge on licensing decision

However, councillors still voted in favour of all five concerts going ahead.

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