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# labour - Yesterday’s News

# labour - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

# labour - Monday 24 November, 2014

Is Fine Gael facing an election bloodbath?

After a historic victory in 2011, the largest party in the State is now facing the loss of over 20 seats at the next election on current poll numbers.

Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges

There was only one dissenting voice in the chamber…

# labour - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016?

Enda Kenny plans for the Coalition to stay in Government until April 2016.

# labour - Friday 21 November, 2014

How this seemingly innocuous tweet caused a big row and forced a Labour MP to resign

Emily Thornberry stepped down as a member of the Labour shadow cabinet last night. Here’s what happened…

# labour - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Joan Burton’s given an official Garda statement about Jobstown

Gardaí have also been trawling through video footage captured and uploaded to social media sites, as part of their follow-up investigations.

How safe is the government after its water charges u-turn?

Analysis: Yesterday was all about providing “clarity and certainty”. But will it be enough to save the coalition?

# labour - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

‘Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods’: Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Government will “wait and see” if the public accepts the new water charges package.

# labour - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

# labour - Friday 14 November, 2014

Hayes: We don’t want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that

The Fine Gael MEP believes legislation is a more sensible option.

# labour - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Here’s how much will be spent on cleaning streets and repairing paths in Dublin

The city council passed its annual budget last night.

# labour - Monday 10 November, 2014

Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher

And not for the first time either.

This is the front door of a junior minister’s constituency office this morning

Aodhán Ó Riordáin has tweeted a picture of a brown substance smeared across his constituency office door this morning.

# labour - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Did Labour break its own rules to make this man one of its most senior officials?

While there are no concerns about David Leach’s suitability for the role of general secretary it may not have been done in line with the Labour’s own constitution.

# labour - Friday 7 November, 2014

Dossier of politician ‘tax-dodging’ claims handed to PAC

A senior civil servant has come forward with information relating to incidents that occurred over a 30-year period.

# labour - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Despite the Mairia Cahill controversy, Sinn Féin are the most popular party in Ireland

It didn’t stop some Sinn Féin officials from dismissing the poll results, though…

‘Things change’: Labour TD defends her party’s U-turn on water charges

Joanna Tuffy has criticised people who recently shared a statement she made against water charges in 2009.

# labour - Thursday 30 October, 2014

There are plans for tougher hate crime laws following Waterford anti-Roma protest

Heads of Bill for hate crime to be presented to Junior Minister Aodhán Ó Riordáin by next May.

# labour - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Meet Gay Byrne’s replacement as chair of the Road Safety Authority

The former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats will hold the position for five years.

# labour - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin opens up about being bullied at school: ‘I used to be called Gaydhán Ó Queerdáin’

The Labour Minister of State said he stood out because he was tall.

From The Daily Edge Robbie Williams live-tweeted his wife’s 14-hour labour in a very different way Hey Ho Here She Goes

Robbie Williams live-tweeted his wife’s 14-hour labour in a very different way

“Most Annoying Person In The Labour Ward Award”.

# labour - Monday 27 October, 2014

How much more damage can the Maíria Cahill controversy inflict on Sinn Féin?

Analysis: Two opinion polls over the weekend will not make great reading for Gerry Adams’s party.

# labour - Friday 24 October, 2014

This politician got well and truly photobombed by a spider on live TV

Ed Balls was oblivious to the spider stealing the show…

# labour - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Joan Burton: I’m delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

# labour - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Labour TD who ‘disappeared’ for vote to establish Irish Water will not be sanctioned

Michael McNamara has admitted he refused to vote for the establishment of the controversial new semi-state company.

# labour - Monday 20 October, 2014

Kildare may have seen its last ever animal circus in the county

The motion, which goes before Kildare County Council, has the support of Mayor Fiona O’Loughlin.

# labour - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Here’s how Labour TDs and Senators were told to spin the Budget… and slam the opposition

Deputies and senators got a fancy-looking tip sheet ahead of Tuesday’s Budget.

# labour - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

A UK minister said it’s ‘not worth’ paying disabled people the minimum wage

Lord David Freud, great grandson of Sigmund Freud, is now facing calls to resign.

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity…

… while the opposition fail to muster much of an opposition.

# labour - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

BUDGET 2015: As it happened (and what it did to and for you)

Tax changes, eye-catching bumps to cigarettes and child benefit: but was this a budget to signal the end of austerity?

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2015 speech in full

6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…

# labour - Sunday 12 October, 2014

“Populist almost without exception,” – Pat Rabbitte isn’t a fan of independent TDs

The former Communications Minister was pulling no punches this morning.

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday’s two Dáil by-elections

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

# labour - Friday 10 October, 2014

Not neutral: Fianna Fáíl say they’d bring in €361 million in new tax measures

The party’s proposing an overall adjustment of €220 million in next week’s Budget.

# labour - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

# labour - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

“Families are getting screwed by this particular regime”

Whether it’s outside your office window or inside the Dáil chamber, it appears there’s no escaping the issue of water today

Pensioners are now having to ‘choose between food and fuel and medication’

Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.

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