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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.

# labour - Saturday 14 June, 2014

‘We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.’ – Joan Burton links recovery with wages

The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival Alex White.

Over to you: What do you want to ask Joan Burton and Alex White?

Joan Burton and Alex White will be speaking to TheJournal.ie in the coming two weeks. What do you want to ask them?

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# labour - Friday 13 June, 2014

Susan O’Keeffe would have got a better reaction ‘if she said she was hungover’

The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.

From The Daily Edge Just Senator Susan O’Keeffe, giving a radio interview… wait, WHAT? Wash Your Mouth Out

Just Senator Susan O’Keeffe, giving a radio interview… wait, WHAT?

One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)

# labour - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll

A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.

# labour - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting Labour's Choice This post contains videos

13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting

The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a tax on wealth? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a tax on wealth?

Is it only fair to ask high earners to pull their weight? Or is it just too punitive?

# labour - Monday 9 June, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about mother and baby homes, a homeless shelter and the death of Rik Mayall.

Burton wants to phase out “shelters” that help millionaires avoid tax

The Labour Minister said that this must be accompanied by a “strong safety net” to protect people.

LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest Ring The Bell This post contains videos

LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest

The debate tonight is the first of five events.

The banking inquiry’s first meeting will be delayed – because of an objection to who is on it

The government is attempting to take steps to take back the balance of power.

# labour - Sunday 8 June, 2014

# labour - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Sinn Féin is now the most popular party in the State

An Irish Independent poll shows that they now have more support in the Republic than any other party.

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

Poll: When should the next general election be held? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: When should the next general election be held?

Should the coalition go until 2016?

‘A dog’s dinner’: Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.

Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government

Campaign for Labour Policies believe the Labour party should withdraw from coalition if Fine Gael doesn’t give them ‘everything they want’.

# labour - Friday 6 June, 2014

FF/FG pact sealed in Kerry (and the Civil War parties are putting their differences aside elsewhere, too)

The Kerry council deal led to jokes about metal detectors and grenades being thrown…

Alex White thinks Enda Kenny fired the Garda Commissioner… maybe

The junior health minister reportedly told Labour members the Taoiseach acted “without as much as a phone call” to Eamon Gilmore.

# labour - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Banking inquiry ‘rocked’ after lengthy row over senator’s ‘conflict of interest’

Angry scenes in the upper house after a claim that a senator has a conflict of interest, preventing him from serving on the banking inquiry, is later withdrawn.

Sinn Féin councillor set to be Dublin Lord Mayor for 2016 celebrations

The five largest groups on the council would share the position for a year each under a ‘rotating chains’ deal, with the independents likely to take the first turn.

Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me… and I intend to keep it that way

The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.

One TD wants to be Labour’s deputy leader, but not a minister. What about the others?

Ciara Conway says she does not want to be compromised by the “vested interest” of a ministerial position. But do her rivals share that view?

# labour - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

‘Jesus, there’s a lump there’ – Michael Noonan recalls the moment he discovered he had cancer

The finance minister said he found a lump on his shoulder in February.

# labour - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Poll: Who would you like to see as the next Labour leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you like to see as the next Labour leader?

It looks like a two-horse race between Alex White and Joan Burton, but who should get it?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as things get back to normal after the bank holiday weekend.

# labour - Monday 2 June, 2014

Another Labour TD wants to be the party’s deputy leader – but doesn’t want to be a minister

Ciara Conway has declared her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.

# labour - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Just how toxic is the Labour party?*

*A thoroughly non-scientific analysis.

Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes’s vacant Dáil seat

The junior minister’s departure creates a vacancy in his Dublin South-West Dáil constituency.

# labour - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Poll: What coalition you would like to see emerge after the next General Election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What coalition you would like to see emerge after the next General Election?

What would be your dream team coalition government look like?

# labour - Friday 30 May, 2014

Labour’s choice: Joan Burton is the favourite, but Alex White is banking on his message of renewal

Barring a late entrant one of Alex White or Joan Burton will be the next leader of the Labour Party and Tánaiste.

Alex White denies presiding over medical card review, says it was a joint decision

The junior minister admitted that the government was “too slow to move on the issue”.

‘I’m the right person at the right time’: Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership

The Minister of State at the Department of Health has promised to “bridge the disconnect” between his party and voters.

# labour - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership

He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.

Three TDs want to be Labour’s second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a ‘fantastic’ leader Hats In The Ring This post contains videos

Three TDs want to be Labour’s second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a ‘fantastic’ leader

Junior Ministers Alan Kelly and Seán Sherlock as well as Cork TD Michael McCarthy are all in the running for the deputy leadership.

Tánaiste reminds Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil that they will have to help fix the housing crisis

Now that they have large representations on city and county councils, that is.

Arthur Spring “considering” bid for Labour top job, Kelly making statement today

Brendan Howlin ruled himself out last night, while the party’s still awaiting an announcement from junior minister Alex White.

# labour - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

I’m out: Brendan Howlin tells colleagues that he doesn’t want to be Labour leader

There is still no firm indication as to whether anyone else will battle for the Labour leadership with Joan Burton though junior minister Alex White has not ruled himself out.

‘The limits of austerity have been reached’: Joan Burton confirms her Labour leadership bid

The party’s deputy leader has confirmed her ambition to replace Eamon Gilmore.