# labour - Today’s News
They’ve jumped the fence, baby, and are coming to visit us.
# labour - Friday 27 June, 2014
Labour Cllr Brendan Carr has said that, if implemented, the plan would amount to ‘punishing’ Dubliners for paying the LPT.
There’s anger among the ‘survivors of the bloodbath’, the threat of Sinn Féin needs to be taken seriously, and Joan Burton has twice as many things to be proud of as Alex White…
Some things you can only really get away with in a tent.
# labour - Thursday 26 June, 2014
This time, it’s due to take place in the Mansion House in Dublin.
“I think every citizen regardless of who they are is entitled to the privacy of their own home,” Dublin North East’s Sean Kenny said.
# labour - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
Legislation now allows for this if a teen has parental consent but there are concerns that this is facilitating forced marriage.
The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.
# labour - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
It’s infamous but what does the Social Protection Minister make of Mario Rosenstock’s take off of her?
Labour senator Lorraine Higgins was told she would be “hatcheted in the face” during the recent European election campaign.
The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, where she sees her party in five years and who she thinks will win the World Cup.
We asked Alex White so it would have been rude not to ask the other Labour leadership contender.
# labour - Monday 23 June, 2014
The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.
# labour - Sunday 22 June, 2014
The Tánaiste has said that while Labour “can’t walk away from our mistakes”, the party’s achievements must be celebrated.
# labour - Saturday 21 June, 2014
Deirdre Clune’s election to the European Parliament creates a vacancy that won’t be filled until a new Dáil clerk is appointed – which requires a change in legislation.
# labour - Thursday 19 June, 2014
The IMF describes Joan Burton as the leading candidate for the Labour leadership. No mention of Alex White, though.
# labour - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
Labour deputy leadership hopeful Alan Kelly faced questions on cannabis smoking today after Alex White told TheJournal.ie that he inhaled in college.
# labour - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
Minister: I keep an eye on cannabis legalisation in other countries (And yes, I’ve tried it) Exclusive
Junior health minister Alex White says he does not think full legalisation is on the cards, but that Ireland should “maintain an open mind”.
The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.
# labour - Sunday 15 June, 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.
# labour - Saturday 14 June, 2014
Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?
The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival 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?
# labour - Friday 13 June, 2014
The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.
One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)
# labour - Thursday 12 June, 2014
A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.
# labour - Tuesday 10 June, 2014
The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.
Is it only fair to ask high earners to pull their weight? Or is it just too punitive?
# labour - Monday 9 June, 2014
Everyone’s talking about mother and baby homes, a homeless shelter and the death of Rik Mayall.
The Labour Minister said that this must be accompanied by a “strong safety net” to protect people.
The debate tonight is the first of five events.
The government is attempting to take steps to take back the balance of power.
# labour - Sunday 8 June, 2014
“We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there.” – FF rejects SF’s wealth tax proposals
Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.
# labour - Saturday 7 June, 2014
An Irish Independent poll shows that they now have more support in the Republic than any other party.
Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?
Should the coalition go until 2016?
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.
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…
The junior health minister reportedly told Labour members the Taoiseach acted “without as much as a phone call” to Eamon Gilmore.