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# labour - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Fine Gael minister defends photo of Alan Kelly ‘canvassing’ with FAI chief John Delaney

“What anyone does in their own personal time is their own business,” says transport minister Paschal Donohoe.

It’s been a week for political posters – and now Sinn Féin have had a crack at one of their own

The new poster has a cartoon-dig at the health policies of both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

# labour - Saturday 16 January, 2016

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.

There’s bad news for Fine Gael and Labour in the latest polls

With the election looming, the government parties have taken a hit in two separate polls out this evening.

# labour - Friday 15 January, 2016

This may be the silliest thing Joan Burton has done in the last five years

Analysis: The decision to appoint David Begg as chair of the Pensions Authority has caused controversy and unnecessary hassle for Labour.

# labour - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Labour councillor: Housing should be given to locals over asylum seekers

Will Paton has called for affirmative action for housing locals in Carlow.

Fianna Fáil says it’s ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

# labour - Monday 11 January, 2016

He won’t tell us what’s in his head, but the election has already started

Analysis: All that remains is for Enda Kenny to name the date.

# labour - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Gerry Adams: Enda just doesn’t get 1916

“It is an inconvenient issue that they want to get out of the way,” the Sinn Féin leader has told supporters in Dublin this evening.

# labour - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

‘I prefer young women’: Why this MP’s colourful personal life is making headlines

Labour’s Simon Danczuk has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks.

Jeremy Corbyn asked journalists outside his door to make themselves scarce

Corbyn has learned it seems from the situation four months ago when reporters eavesdropped through his office door. The UK Labour leader is set to reshuffle his shadow cabinet amid internal dissent.

Joan Burton: Politicians shouldn’t fear for their safety

The Tánaiste also said some discussions on social media “become very extreme”.

# labour - Monday 4 January, 2016

Shocking and provocative but here’s why THAT Labour ad worked

Analysis: A leaked draft ad has caused some controversy but that’s probably exactly what Labour was hoping for.

# labour - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Criticism for Labour ad showing Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin as gay couple on wedding day

It shows Adams and Martin on the plinth at Leinster House with the slogan, “This is one marriage we should vote NO to this year.”

# labour - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Poll: Is it time the ‘women’s place is in the home’ wording was removed from the constitution? No Place In The Home This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time the ‘women’s place is in the home’ wording was removed from the constitution?

Labour have made a pre-election commitment to remove said wording from the Constitution should they be re-elected.

# labour - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Labour MP suspended after telling 17-year-old he wanted to spank her

His partner also dumped him.

Tánaiste’s head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

# labour - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Joan is promising a €25 pension increase if Labour gets back into power

It follows a pledge from the Tánaiste earlier this month on raising the minimum wage.

# labour - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Enda Kenny isn’t thinking about anyone else but Joan Burton

To go into government with after the election, that is.

# labour - Monday 21 December, 2015

‘Completely delusional’: Joan Burton slammed over Fine Gael-only warning

The Tánaiste thinks Labour brings balance to Fine Gael’s approach – Sinn Féin disagrees.

# labour - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40%

Sinn Féin have also fared well in the latest opinion poll.

# labour - Friday 18 December, 2015

# labour - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row Suspension This post contains videos

Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row

Michael McNamara was suspended from the house just before lunchtime.

# labour - Saturday 12 December, 2015

With Labour in the doldrums, could this guy have done a better job than Joan? All White On The Night This post contains videos

With Labour in the doldrums, could this guy have done a better job than Joan?

Alex White reflects on his leadership bid, Labour’s election hopes and his own endangered seat.

# labour - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Renua says flat tax calculator taken down over ‘technical issues’ – but others aren’t so sure

The party is proposing a radical overhaul of the tax system and the introduction of a single 23% rate.

# labour - Monday 7 December, 2015

“What’s in it for me?” – Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash Dirty Dealings This post contains videos

# labour - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Police looking into threatening tweets sent to MPs over Syria air strikes

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to party members warning against abuse and intimidation.

Alan Kelly doesn’t care that he got totes emosh last night

The Environment Minister is said to have shed tears at last night’s Labour parliamentary party meeting.

Watch: The speech that has everybody talking and got MPs on their feet

The UK’s shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn made the case for airstikes last night.

# labour - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

‘Fine Gael and Labour are trying to sell the biggest fairytale of them all’

Ireland is growing because of the skills and innovation of the Irish people developed over decades – not because of a spin-obsessed government, writes Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher.

Alan Kelly got totes emosh in Leinster House tonight

The Labour deputy leader denied to colleagues that he had leaked internal polling.

# labour - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

‘This is the only government… Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin shouldn’t even bother with manifestos’

The choice facing the electorate at the next election will be between this government and no government, argues Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin.

Joan Burton reckons the improving economy means people can go on dates again Democratic Swipe Left This post contains videos

Joan Burton reckons the improving economy means people can go on dates again

A new ad from Labour is looking to push that message home.

This man got more than he bargained for when he tried to question a Labour TD

Joe Costello was accosted by anti-water charge protesters in his constituency last night.

# labour - Monday 30 November, 2015

Alan Kelly denies leaking internal Labour polling

Kelly has brushed off accusations that he leaked the results of internal party polls.

# labour - Thursday 26 November, 2015

More good news for Fine Gael – a poll shows they’re on course to be the biggest party

It follows a poll at the weekend that put Enda and co at their highest level of support since 2012.

# labour - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

This is the law that Labour wants to replace the 8th Amendment

The legislation would allow for terminations on four grounds.

# labour - Monday 23 November, 2015

Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you – sort of

Young adults are currently paid a lower rate of jobseeker’s allowance.

Joan Burton reckons Labour could win more than 30 seats

The Tánaiste is in optimistic mood this morning.

# labour - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Fine Gael haven’t been this popular since 2012

Good news for Enda, Leo and co in the latest political opinion poll.