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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.

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# 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.

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# 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 are taking place this evening.

# 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.

Michael Noonan expects there will be a new Cabinet by Wednesday

The Finance Minister was speaking as the Taoiseach and new Tánaiste meet for five hours to discuss what policies will be pursued by government.

# labour - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Alan Kelly says Labour achieved Programme for Government… but didn’t emphasise it enough

The Deputy Leader said people who work are his main priority.

# labour - Saturday 5 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

‘It’s a privilege’: Adams told there’ll be no changes to how the Dáil regulates the Dáil bar

The ‘status quo’ will stay in place, in spite of the controversy over the issue following two late night Dáil sittings last year.

# labour - Friday 4 July, 2014

Joan Burton is the new leader of the Labour Party

Labour’s former leader-in-waiting is now officially in charge. She’s asking the Irish people to have trust in her, and in the party as a whole.

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste

She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.

Alan Kelly is Labour’s new deputy leader and expects to become a Cabinet minister

The junior transport minister has been elected as Joan Burton’s deputy.

Tánaiste Burton: ‘Labour will enshrine equal rights from the workplace to the wedding ceremony’ New Broom This post contains videos

Tánaiste Burton: ‘Labour will enshrine equal rights from the workplace to the wedding ceremony’

The new Labour leader has been giving a press conference outlining her priorities this afternoon.

“We agreed to work closely together”: Enda’s businesslike statement on Joan’s win

The new Labour leader is expected to meet with the Taoiseach early next weeks for talks on a Cabinet reshuffle.

“That’s entirely a matter for the new leader”: Gilmore ducks questions on future plans

Is Eamon off to Europe? He’s not saying much on the subject. It’s “Joan Burton’s day”.

Dear Enda…Here’s Eamon Gilmore’s heartfelt resignation letter to the Taoiseach

“It has been a privilege and an honour….”

Au Revoir Eamon: Gilmore through the years Memory Lane This post contains images

Au Revoir Eamon: Gilmore through the years

On his last day in the job, we take a look back at the outgoing Labour leader through the years.

Peace process should not be put at risk over parades – Adams

The Sinn Féin leader was speaking in the wake of yesterday’s negotiation walk-out by Unionist parties.

‘Fingers still crossed’: Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership

The new Labour Party leader will be named this afternoon.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday and US Independence Day. Here’s everything you need to know as we head into the weekend.

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here’s what they told us… The Contenders This post contains videos

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here’s what they told us…

We did in-depth interviews with Joan Burton and Alex White last month. Here’s what they had to say…

# labour - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.

Pat Rabbitte: There is no squabble in government about the property tax

The Communications Minister plays down talk of a Cabinet rift over the proceeds from the local property tax.

# labour - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet I'm Out This post contains videos

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet

The Labour TD will step down after the reshuffle, he confirmed today.

Taoiseach insists water for children will be free

Enda Kenny also confirmed that the water charges will not exceed €240 per year.

Here’s one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions Stepping Down This post contains videos

Here’s one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett joked that nothing’s official yet but that ‘he reads the newspapers’.

From The Daily Edge Woman gives birth outside Primark store in Birmingham Oh Baby

Woman gives birth outside Primark store in Birmingham

The baby girl was born to cheers from onlookers.

# labour - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it

Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.

“Worth considering”: Howlin talks up Gilmore’s credentials for EU job

The Public Expenditure Minister was asked whether the outgoing Labour leader would make a good Commissioner on his way into Cabinet this morning…

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