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# labour - Monday 23 May, 2016

# labour - Friday 20 May, 2016

"The Taoiseach is moving far too slowly" - Labour senator hits out at Enda for delay in Seanad nominations

Kevin Humphreys said that the Seanad appointments and ministerial appointments would amount to “jobs for the boys”.

Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party

Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.

# labour - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015

Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Paschal Donohoe received €15,000 in private donations between them last year.

There's no mood for a leadership contest in the Labour Party

While Alan Kelly has put his name forward, it appears support is leaning towards Brendan Howlin.

Poll: Who would you prefer as the next Labour leader? Head To Head This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you prefer as the next Labour leader?

The field is narrowing.

# labour - Friday 13 May, 2016

Alan Kelly will go for Labour top job - but he's not sure who'll nominate him

It’s too soon to say which of his Labour colleagues will back him for the role, Kelly said.

Poll: People would vote practically the same way if there was another election

Enda Kenny, however, isn’t faring very well.

# labour - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Howlin 'hasn't made up his mind' about running for the Labour leadership

The Wexford TD denied that he looked for a precondition of an uncontested leadership, saying “certainly not” and that he’s “absolutely” up for a contest.

# labour - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Is today the day Joan Burton paves the way for someone else to lead Labour?

The future leadership of the party will be discussed at the party’s parliamentary meeting.

# labour - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil 'has its foot on Enda Kenny's neck'

The former Tánaiste says yesterday’s vote for Taoiseach was “like a bad play”.

# labour - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Unbearable pressure: How water drowned out everything

Massive protests and Clouseau-esque political mistakes in 2014 meant that two years on, the issue HAD to be dealt with.

# labour - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Ken Livingstone was (briefly) forced to hide in a toilet after some bizarre Hitler comments

He was also suspended from the Labour Party today.

# labour - Monday 18 April, 2016

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil expected to continue into tomorrow

The prospect of Labour supporting a Fine Gael-led minority was also downplayed today.

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Poll: Would you be happy to see Labour back in government?

Talks between the country’s two largest parties will resume later today.

# labour - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Talks latest: Labour could go back into government with Fine Gael

The party has said that it is one of three options being considered.

Irish voters backed 'local lunatics' instead of being sensible - Michael O'Leary

The Ryanair boss has a view on the current political deadlock.

# labour - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens

Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.

# labour - Thursday 31 March, 2016

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader

Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.

# labour - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

# labour - Saturday 26 March, 2016

After its worst election ever, Labour’s going to try and find out what went wrong

The party is holding an election post-mortem in Dublin next week.

# labour - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Fine Gael is still wooing those ‘Endapendants’ – but there’s an ‘elephant in the room’

Analysis: Fine Gael is serious about a minority government without Fianna Fáil, but it will eventually have to talk to the old enemy.

# labour - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government

There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.

‘I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil’ Next Best Thing This post contains videos

‘I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil’

Last month Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he wasn’t going to “kick around the Seanad’ if he lost his Dáil seat. Now he’s changed his mind.

# labour - Monday 21 March, 2016

‘So obsessed with publicity’: Outgoing Labour minister’s parting shot at Leo

Kathleen Lynch has given a revealing interview in which she criticises the Health Minister.

# labour - Friday 18 March, 2016

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

# labour - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil almost neck and neck in latest opinion poll

Is a second election on the cards?

# labour - Sunday 6 March, 2016

The incredible inside story on how Jeremy Corbyn took control of the UK Labour Party

Anything is possible in politics. Jeremy Corbyn’s ascent to leader of Labour seems to have happened almost by accident.

# labour - Thursday 3 March, 2016

‘We are all hurting’: Joan’s e-mail to Labour members

The Tánaiste and Labour said the party must “reflect, rebuild and renew” following its worst election ever.

How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics – in just a decade

Sinn Féin, Independents and the smaller parties have achieved the biggest shift in recent political history – but will it last?

Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history

It might sound impossible, but Labour’s devastating defeat is even worse than it looks.

# labour - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Most people think it’s time for Joan Burton to go

The beleaguered Labour leader is facing an uncertain future as a new poll finds strong support for her resignation.

# labour - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Why the ‘Every Little Hurts’ ad sank Labour

Analysis: Labour’s disastrous general election result this time around had its roots in the 2011 campaign.

Enda breaks his silence, says Fine Gael will ‘play part in providing a government’

The Taoiseach says that his party looks forward to engaging with other parties and groupings.

No TDs for days, then three in a minute – rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North

It was jubilation for three candidates, and total desolation for Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

# labour - Monday 29 February, 2016

Down to the wire: This Labour TD might still have a chance at a seat

Penrose had conceded on Saturday evening but this morning he said there is “an outside chance” he’ll get back in.

# labour - Sunday 28 February, 2016

‘Fine Fáil’ and 6 other things you need to know about this election

As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.

WHERE IT’S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night

We have all the news, results and reaction for what has been one of the most dramatic elections in recent times.

# labour - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Labour’s demise puts abortion off the agenda for a decade, claims minister

The party’s collapse means social change will not happen, according to Kevin Humphreys.

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