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Labour

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.

# labour - Yesterday’s News

Here’s why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections

Whether they’re party-affiliated or independent, all of these fresh-faced candidates are looking to make a mark on their constituencies and speak out for their generation.

# labour - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Labour minister brands fixed water charges as “ridiculous”

Junior Minister Joe Costello said his party has a problem with Fine Gael’s water charges proposals.

# labour - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Fine Gael and Labour are ‘austerity junkies’ failing to attract investment – Pearse Doherty

Sinn Féín has called on the government to access more funding from the European Investment Bank to stimulate job creation.

Tánaiste: If there’s one thing I can’t be accused of, it’s making decisions that court popularity

Eamon Gilmore acknowledged he’s not exactly Mr Popular in the Dáil this afternoon as the water charges row rumbled on.

The one thing you need to remember about the water row? There’s an election in 36 days

While most people only care about how much they’ll have to pay for water the politics of this points to Labour looking out for itself ahead of what is likely to be a tough election next month.

# labour - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Taoiseach confirms water bills will be around €240, but nothing signed off on yet

During a heated debate Micheál Martin said the Government was treating the public with “absolute contempt”.

# labour - Monday 14 April, 2014

Suas is back: Dublin cable car ‘a creative idea that needs to be debated’ Suas This post contains a poll

Suas is back: Dublin cable car ‘a creative idea that needs to be debated’

The plan is back on the agenda after being shelved in 2006.

# labour - Friday 11 April, 2014

EPA accused by Senator of not acting on carcinogens released from Portlaoise plant

John Whelan says the EPA is ‘asleep at the wheel’.

# labour - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?

Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.

# labour - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Labour reminds us it wanted a Garda Authority 14 years ago

Lead author of a policy paper, TD Anne Ferris, denied this was an attempt by the party to take charge of government discussions on the establishment of the new body.

# labour - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Recognise this relaxed, laid-back and groovy future Tánaiste?

Simpler days for a certain future Labour leader…

# labour - Friday 4 April, 2014

Taoiseach and Minister not fazed by poor show in opinion polls

Enda Kenny noted: “At the end of our period in office people will judge us.”

# labour - Thursday 3 April, 2014

FF and FG are neck-and-neck in the latest poll

Some good news for Micheál Martin tonight. For FG and Labour, not so much…

Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age

A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.

# labour - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

# labour - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight’s Alan Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

Column: Labour should be pushing for social democracy, rather than abandoning it

With Labour backing income tax cuts in next year’s budget, Colm Ó Broin asks if the party is abandoning its support for social democracy.

# labour - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Both Government parties down as Sinn Féin surges in latest poll

Support for Labour has fallen under 10 per cent yet again, while Sinn Féin is now just one point behind Fianna Fáil.

# labour - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Tara Street fire station will not be renamed after Willie Bermingham after all

Dublin City councillors had voted in favour of the name change, but the council’s own rules prohibit a fire station from being renamed after someone.

# labour - Monday 24 March, 2014

Pat Rabbitte thinks the Patrick Nulty drunken message scandal ‘is a sad affair’

Meanwhile, there are likely to be more revelations about Nulty sending inappropriate messages in the coming hours and days.

Here’s who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty’s resignation

These are the runners and riders after the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty at the weekend.

# labour - Saturday 22 March, 2014

‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class

Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.

# labour - Monday 17 March, 2014

Next in line: The chairs of youth political wings

Their senior counterparts lead the coalition government and the largest opposition party in the country, but what do Ireland’s future political leaders make of it all?

# labour - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Rabbitte set to face questions on ‘shelving’ of UK wind export plan

The plan would see up to 1,000 turbines constructed in Ireland but negotiations on this with the UK appear to have stalled.

Joan Burton: ‘Flannery should make himself available to the PAC’

She said that the public have a right to know where public money is going.

# labour - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation Exclusive

Tom Curran has asked a group of barristers to draft legislation on the issue, and says the initial work could be completed by the start of next month.

Column: A tribute to Margaret Hinchey, one of Ireland’s most remarkable daughters

Irish immigrant, suffragette and labour leader Margaret Hinchey resisted a society which treated her as a should-be-mother first, a woman second and as a human last, writes Liam Hogan.

# labour - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

“You’ve had your little rant”: UHI plan defended, White Paper could be published next week

Enda Kenny has rejected suggestions that the coalition is putting off James Reilly’s radical plan, though he says there will be an in-depth consultation process.

Just 69 people have taken up Gateway places

The Gateway scheme would pay long-term unemployed people €20 a week to work in their local communities.

# labour - Monday 3 March, 2014

‘Script issue’ to blame for Sinn Féin’s last minute pull-out from cross-party LGBT video

Averil Power of Fianna Fáil was aiming to organise an ‘all party’ video message on the issue of LGBT rights and St. Patrick’s Day…

# labour - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Sinn Féin gain in the polls following collapse in Government support

The Millward Brown poll for the Sunday Independent sees a drop in support for Fine Gael and Labour.

Here’s why the government could lose more Seanad votes in the coming months

A wafer-thin majority and ‘the three amigos’ could all spell trouble for the coalition…

# labour - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party

There is a significant and growing political vacuum, and it’s into this vacuum that the Anti-Austerity Alliance has taken its first steps, writes Matt Waine.

From The Daily Edge Irish dad describes shock after wife gives birth on pedestrian crossing Pavement

Irish dad describes shock after wife gives birth on pedestrian crossing

She was trying to hail a taxi in New York at the time.

# labour - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Government beaten as senators vote to ban upward only rent reviews

There was applause in the chamber, but not from Fine Gael or Labour senators.

# labour - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

EU to double Ireland’s funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign Retrospective This post contains images

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

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