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Dublin: 2 °C Thursday 29 January, 2015


# labour - Today’s News

Sinn Féin should remain in opposition, they’d be ‘hung out to dry’ – Christy Burke Ready For It This post contains videos

# labour - Yesterday’s News

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Any sale of government’s Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote

The airline’s proposed buyer has said it will keep Aer Lingus as a separate business.

# labour - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

“We’re at the end of our tether” – Labour can’t make this Senator leave his office

James Heffernan had his belongings packed up by former Labour colleague John Gilroy recently. But he’s not budging.

Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live

Analysis: While the Tánaiste was better on the economy, there’s no doubt that Adams has improved his debating.

# labour - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he’s in it until the end

Suggestions that Pat Rabbitte could replace Seán Barrett have been shot down.

Fianna Fáil aren’t ‘going to prostitute themselves to anyone’

Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.

# labour - Friday 23 January, 2015

Labour senator ‘making good progress’ from serious head injuries

Jimmy Harte was found unconscious in Dublin in the early hours of 16 November, 2013.

# labour - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Joan Burton compares Mary Lou to a saint … but not in a good way

The pair have a history of clashing in the Dáil.

# labour - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

This senator has been kicked out of his office by his former Labour colleague

James Heffernan is searching for new office space after his belongings were packed up by John Gilroy.

A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour

A Labour senator has accused Fine Gael of ‘trying to hijack’ the party’s policies.

‘There was no cake or anything’: This Labour TD had a very small wedding last year

Dominic Hannigan wed his partner of over 20 years on New Year’s Eve.

# labour - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

No apology for Sinn Féin TD after remarks about his homeless brother were made in the Dáil

Jonathan O’Brien clashed with his Labour counterpart in the Dáil last week.

# labour - Monday 19 January, 2015

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth

The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.

# labour - Sunday 18 January, 2015

‘His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are’ Leo

‘His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are’

Minister Leo Varadkar’s announcement that he is a gay man ‘won’t change his work in Government’, a fellow Minister has said.

# labour - Friday 16 January, 2015

Sinn Féin TD tells Labour backbencher to ‘shut his mouth’ after homeless brother revelation

Eric Byrne asked why Jonathan O’Brien’s family did not “take in” his brother, who is a recovering drug addict.

# labour - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Now Sinn Féin could pull out of the Vincent Browne constituency debates Exclusive

The party is in dispute with TV3 producers over the exclusion of election candidates from the debate panels.

# labour - Monday 12 January, 2015

# labour - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Fine Gael aren’t sending ANY representatives to Vincent Browne’s constituency debates

Labour is also holding fire on sending representatives to The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne.

# labour - Monday 5 January, 2015

Mary Lou thinks Sinn Féin would have to be the largest party to go into government

The Sinn Féin TD said that junior coalition parties “get screwed” in government.

# labour - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience

Speaking to The Irish Times, the Ceann Comhairle expressed his views specifically in relation to the Eight Amendment.

# labour - Monday 29 December, 2014

“Putting the abortion laws into the Constitution was a mistake”

Labour TD Ruairi Quinn has said there is “no question” that Ireland’s abortion laws will change.

Joan and Enda both agree that USC can’t just be abolished overnight

The unpopular tax takes in some €4 billion annually.

# labour - Sunday 28 December, 2014

This Labour TD wishes he didn’t have to talk about being gay The High Table Interview This post contains videos

This Labour TD wishes he didn’t have to talk about being gay

John Lyons speaks to about next year’s same-sex marriage referendum.

# labour - Friday 26 December, 2014

Despite Leo’s intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again

Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.

Joan Burton: Sinn Féin has a ‘one for everyone in the audience’ mentality

The Tánaiste says she would find it hard to find a common economic platform with Sinn Féin.

# labour - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Fine Gael doesn’t just stand for the wealthy, it robs from the poor and gives to the rich

I’m one of those mischievous opposition politicians doing down a government trying it’s best but listen instead to the ESRI, writes Eoin Ó Broin.

# labour - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Support for Labour and Fine Gael drops in latest Red C poll

But there’s another poll too…

# labour - Friday 19 December, 2014

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

# labour - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us

John Lyons has told that the perception of Labour could not be lower.

# labour - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Micheál Martin: The IRA ‘calls the shots’ in Sinn Féin

But Gerry Adams denied that was the case today.

# labour - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys … it worked in the 1940s

It couldn’t hurt the party’s popularity rating.

# labour - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth

Though the presence of a skilled childbirth specialist can help.

# labour - Monday 8 December, 2014

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

How Labour is (subtly) plotting its strategy to exit government

Analysis: With the poll numbers plummeting the party is looking to put distance between itself and Fine Gael.

Can you guess which party’s voters are least supportive of same-sex marriage?

A new poll has found increased support overall for the introduction of same-sex marriage.

# labour - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

# labour - Friday 28 November, 2014

Would Sinn Féin, in power, ‘walk out on themselves?’ … Joan Burton’s seriously asking

Dáil proceedings were suspended three times in the space of an hour yesterday, after Sinn Féin took issue with comments by Burton.

# labour - Thursday 27 November, 2014

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