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# labour - Today’s News

What really annoys Pat Rabbitte? The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What really annoys Pat Rabbitte?

Here’s what we learned when the former minister came into during the week.

# labour - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working

Tánaiste Joan Burton said if parents can’t get extra hours, the department will be able to help.

# labour - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Senators abandon cars after protesters shut down street outside Leinster House

A female Garda was hit in the face with a traffic cone, and one man was arrested.

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.

# labour - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Mary Lou and Joan just had ANOTHER showdown in the Dáil

McDonald accused Burton of being “anti-women”, who in turn said Sinn Féin has no serious policies.

# labour - Monday 29 June, 2015

Last-ditch attempt to stop Sinn Féin ‘hijacking’ 1916 centenary is ‘laughable’ IRA

Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn’t gone away you know…

Analysis: Abortion, like no other issue in Irish politics, has proved to be intensely problematic and stressful for our – mostly male – elected politicians.

# labour - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Labour and Sinn Féin want to repeal the 8th, but not everyone is on the same page

Will people lose the party whip over the highly emotive issue?

Most politicians want to repeal the 8th Amendment – just don’t ask Fine Gael Abortion This post contains videos

Most politicians want to repeal the 8th Amendment – just don’t ask Fine Gael asked every TD and Senator if they favour repealing the 8th Amendment. Here’s what we found out…

# labour - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is ‘giving two fingers’ to the public

The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.

# labour - Thursday 18 June, 2015

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

It could be linked to the anti-water charge movement.

# labour - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Gerry Adams is winning at Twitter

But Sinn Féin voters are least likely to use the site.

# labour - Monday 15 June, 2015

Not everyone’s pleased about Dublin’s mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016

The party will hold the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin during the 1916 commemorations.

# labour - Thursday 11 June, 2015

‘You’re usually a bit more pleasant’: Joan and Mary Lou clashed AGAIN today Dáil Scenes This post contains videos

‘You’re usually a bit more pleasant’: Joan and Mary Lou clashed AGAIN today

A brief but telling exchange during the Order of Business this afternoon.

# labour - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Here’s what happened when we interviewed this Labour TD entirely in emoji

John Lyons proves he’s down with the kids.

# labour - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Lucinda rules out coalition with just about everybody Nope Nope Nope This post contains videos

Lucinda rules out coalition with just about everybody

None of the four main parties would suit Renua, according to its leader.

# labour - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Joan Burton: Labour will be returned to power

The Tánaiste said “things would have been done differently” if the party wasn’t in government with Fine Gael.

# labour - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Labour’s latest social media campaign isn’t going well

Joan Burton launched #talktojoan today.

Eamon Gilmore: I wanted to finish the game, but I was carrying a lot of injuries

The former tánaiste is retiring as a TD at the next election.

Pat Rabbitte can’t make his mind up

Will he stay or will he go? (He doesn’t know).

# labour - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Gone: Eamon Gilmore is leaving the Dáil

The former Labour leader has said he will not be seeking a nomination as a candidate in Dún Laoghaire for the next general election.

# labour - Sunday 31 May, 2015

After Averil’s shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

# labour - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

A new poll, reproduction and a killing in Belfast had people talking today.

Fine Gael and Labour have surged in the latest poll

The poll is the first one since last week’s same-sex marriage referendum.

# labour - Friday 29 May, 2015

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day

Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.

# labour - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Labour TD to lose Dáil office after voting against Aer Lingus sale

Michael McNamara is set to lose the Labour whip after saying he cannot support the proposed sale of Aer Lingus to IAG.

Fianna Fáil tries to delay Aer Lingus vote amid growing fears of job losses

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# labour - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

This TD WILL be expelled if he votes against Labour tomorrow

Michael McNamara is said to be undecided on whether he will support the proposed sale of the state’s stake in Aer Lingus.

# labour - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Enda: There won’t be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment

The Taoiseach said the next government will have to give the issue “the most careful consideration”.

# labour - Monday 25 May, 2015

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her… Labour Pains This post contains videos

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her…

The junior coalition partner is struggling in the polls. So what does the leader make of it all?

# labour - Sunday 24 May, 2015

‘Ireland’s maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing’

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president No Country For Young Men This post contains videos

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# labour - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Finally: Fianna Fáil looks set to win a by-election

Just in case you’d forgotten, there’s an important battle for Phil Hogan’s old seat happening as well today.

# labour - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass This post contains videos

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass

The Tánaiste dropped by’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.

A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…

Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has no intention of becoming a gay icon.

# labour - Monday 18 May, 2015

The latest poll might give Enda notions of calling an early election

Support for Fine Gael and the government is up although the news is not as good for Labour.

# labour - Sunday 17 May, 2015

# labour - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Are these posters illegal? Labour says they’re not

Mattie McGrath says they are.

# labour - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

‘Absolutely farcical’: EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed

Senator John Whelan has called today’s interim EPA report into the Enva plant in the midlands town a “complete whitewash”.

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