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# labour - Yesterday’s News

Gannon v Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy High Table Election Debates This post contains videos

Gannon v Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy

In our fourth High Table Election Debate, the Social Democrats go up against Labour.

# labour - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Into the storm: Scrambling for votes in one of the country’s most volatile constituencies

14 months on from the Jobstown protest, can Labour hang on to a seat? Dublin South-West is looking impossible to call – as we discovered in a night on the doorsteps…

FactCheck: Did Labour really break a pledge not to increase student fees?’s GE16 FactCheck tests Fianna Fáil claims about Labour’s record on education.

# labour - Friday 5 February, 2016

The phantom €2 billion: How everyone except Sinn Féin got the maths wrong

The fiscal space continues to be the main talking point of the general election campaign.

Youths cut down Labour, Fianna Fáil and Green candidate posters in Dún Laoghaire

The youths said they were “cleaning up the area”.

Alan Kelly is astonished at claims he verbally attacked Newstalk presenter

“I don’t think that’s a fair question. No, obviously not.”

# labour - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Ryan vs. McCarthy: These two lads had a mighty row about the trauma of government

In our third election debate, Labour and the Greens do battle on the environment and being in government.

# labour - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

There were premature poster erections all over Ireland last night

Getting ahead of themselves.

# labour - Monday 1 February, 2016

Nearly everyone wants the election held on a Friday

A new poll shows strong support for Friday over Thursday.

Slapped down: Joan Burton insists she IS Alan Kelly’s boss

The Labour deputy leader said yesterday that in politics “you are your own boss”.

Everyone hopes Enda will reveal all tomorrow

We mean the date of the election of course.

What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

# labour - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Poll: Would you vote for Labour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote for Labour?

The party gained support in the latest opinion poll.

# labour - Saturday 30 January, 2016

7 things we learned at the Labour conference

At its last big gathering before the election, Labour was doing an awful lot of standing up in Mullingar today.

With the election imminent, Joan Burton has issued a warning to voters

The Tánaiste said “hard-earned progress” could be “squandered” by voting for other parties.

How many Irish people have been deported from Australia since 2010? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How much will it cost to do up two government departments?

There’s bad news for Fine Gael but Labour has gained in the latest poll

This is the second hit in the polls for Fine Gael since Christmas.

# labour - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Alan Kelly was canvassing last night while the Dáil debated homelessness

The Labour deputy leader, who has described the issue as his number one priority, was seeking votes in Roscrea.

# labour - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

A bullish Alan Kelly reckons Labour will win a lot more than 15 seats

Big talk from Labour’s deputy leader this morning.

# labour - Thursday 21 January, 2016

‘Can you imagine what it’s like to have scoliosis, Tánaiste?’

Mary Lou McDonald and Joan Burton had a heated exchange in the Dáil.

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate

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

# labour - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

‘I have never made a personal attack on another politician, but I am furious’

Independent TD John Halligan was first up this evening in the debate on the Tánaiste’s no confidence motion.

Why the John Delaney controversy is another (avoidable) fiasco for Labour

Analysis: Labour should be keeping its head down. Instead the party’s most senior figures are committing own goals.

Poll: Do you support today’s no-confidence motion against Joan Burton? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support today’s no-confidence motion against Joan Burton?

The Labour Party says she broke no rules in making the appointment.

# labour - Monday 18 January, 2016

The dirty side of election politics has already reared its ugly head

How much will negative campaigning feature in this general election and who will be the winners and losers, asks Paul Allen.

Gerry Adams will speak to the nation on the eve of the Rising centenary

The Sinn Féin leader will deliver a keynote speech on live TV at the conclusion of the party’s Ard Fheis.

# labour - Sunday 17 January, 2016

The 8 most likely governments after the next election

As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.

Fine Gael minister defends photo of Alan Kelly ‘canvassing’ with FAI chief John Delaney

“What anyone does in their own personal time is their own business,” says transport minister Paschal Donohoe.

It’s been a week for political posters – and now Sinn Féin have had a crack at one of their own

The new poster has a cartoon-dig at the health policies of both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

# labour - Saturday 16 January, 2016

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.

There’s bad news for Fine Gael and Labour in the latest polls

With the election looming, the government parties have taken a hit in two separate polls out this evening.

# labour - Friday 15 January, 2016

This may be the silliest thing Joan Burton has done in the last five years

Analysis: The decision to appoint David Begg as chair of the Pensions Authority has caused controversy and unnecessary hassle for Labour.

# labour - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Labour councillor: Housing should be given to locals over asylum seekers

Will Paton has called for affirmative action for housing locals in Carlow.

Fianna Fáil says it’s ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

# labour - Monday 11 January, 2016

He won’t tell us what’s in his head, but the election has already started

Analysis: All that remains is for Enda Kenny to name the date.

# labour - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Gerry Adams: Enda just doesn’t get 1916

“It is an inconvenient issue that they want to get out of the way,” the Sinn Féin leader has told supporters in Dublin this evening.

# labour - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

‘I prefer young women’: Why this MP’s colourful personal life is making headlines

Labour’s Simon Danczuk has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks.

Jeremy Corbyn asked journalists outside his door to make themselves scarce

Corbyn has learned it seems from the situation four months ago when reporters eavesdropped through his office door. The UK Labour leader is set to reshuffle his shadow cabinet amid internal dissent.

Joan Burton: Politicians shouldn’t fear for their safety

The Tánaiste also said some discussions on social media “become very extreme”.

# labour - Monday 4 January, 2016

Shocking and provocative but here’s why THAT Labour ad worked

Analysis: A leaked draft ad has caused some controversy but that’s probably exactly what Labour was hoping for.

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