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# labour - Today’s News


# labour - Friday 26 December, 2014

Despite Leo’s intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again

Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.

Joan Burton: Sinn Féin has a ‘one for everyone in the audience’ mentality

The Tánaiste says she would find it hard to find a common economic platform with Sinn Féin.

# labour - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Fine Gael doesn’t just stand for the wealthy, it robs from the poor and gives to the rich

I’m one of those mischievous opposition politicians doing down a government trying it’s best but listen instead to the ESRI, writes Eoin Ó Broin.

# labour - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Support for Labour and Fine Gael drops in latest Red C poll

But there’s another poll too…

# labour - Friday 19 December, 2014

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

# labour - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us

John Lyons has told that the perception of Labour could not be lower.

# labour - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Micheál Martin: The IRA ‘calls the shots’ in Sinn Féin

But Gerry Adams denied that was the case today.

# labour - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys … it worked in the 1940s

It couldn’t hurt the party’s popularity rating.

# labour - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth

Though the presence of a skilled childbirth specialist can help.

# labour - Monday 8 December, 2014

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

How Labour is (subtly) plotting its strategy to exit government

Analysis: With the poll numbers plummeting the party is looking to put distance between itself and Fine Gael.

Can you guess which party’s voters are least supportive of same-sex marriage?

A new poll has found increased support overall for the introduction of same-sex marriage.

# labour - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

# labour - Friday 28 November, 2014

Would Sinn Féin, in power, ‘walk out on themselves?’ … Joan Burton’s seriously asking

Dáil proceedings were suspended three times in the space of an hour yesterday, after Sinn Féin took issue with comments by Burton.

# labour - Thursday 27 November, 2014

# 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 Senator deletes Facebook page after being told she ‘should have been aborted’

Lorraine Higgins also received death threats.

# labour - Friday 14 November, 2014

‘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.