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#Labour

# labour - Thursday 7 May, 2015

The Cork connection to the most marginal constituency in England

Just 42 votes separated the winning Labour candidate and her Conservative rival in 2010. Now a second generation Irishman is targeting the seat for the Tories.

# labour - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Two days to go and some people are still making their minds up

We’re in London ahead of the UK general election on Thursday. Here’s what we’ve found out so far.

# labour - Monday 4 May, 2015

Joan Burton says the No posters about surrogacy are ‘sad and demeaning’

Ex-Justice Minister Alan Shatter said children are being used as weapons.

# labour - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of ‘blatant sectarianism’

A leaflet for Gerry Kelly contains census figures showing more Catholics than Protestants in North Belfast.

# labour - Friday 1 May, 2015

David Cameron made a pretty dodgy slip of the tongue on the trail today Woah Woah Woah This post contains videos

David Cameron made a pretty dodgy slip of the tongue on the trail today

Tell us how you really feel David.

# labour - Thursday 30 April, 2015

This TD voted against Labour… but he’s staying in the party

Michael McNamara won’t lose the party whip.

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion Trouble Ahead This post contains videos

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion

A bill to repeal the 8th Amendment will come before the Dáil next month.

# labour - Monday 27 April, 2015

Why has support for Fine Gael and Labour fallen?

Analysis: Support for the coalition parties took an unexpected turn in the poll published over the weekend.

# labour - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Watch: Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband bicker like schoolboys until told to ‘shut up’ Break It Up This post contains videos

Watch: Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband bicker like schoolboys until told to ‘shut up’

Andrew Marr described is as the “best television of the week so far”.

“The No side seem fixated on the notion of the ‘ideal family’ – whatever that means”

The Tánaiste accused the ‘no’ side of using fear tactics. Meanwhile, David Quinn has said ‘Marriage Equality’ is a “misnomer”.

# labour - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Micheál Martin: Enda thinks fist-pumps solve problems … but Gerry is even worse Shots Fired This post contains videos

Micheál Martin: Enda thinks fist-pumps solve problems … but Gerry is even worse

In a popular move, the Fianna Fáil leader also wants to abolish Irish Water.

The latest poll is bad for the government and REALLY good for Sinn Féin

Support for the coalition has dropped in the last month according to a poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post.

# labour - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Here’s the new minister for drugs

The government has agreed the appointment of a minister to deal with the National Drugs Strategy.

# labour - Monday 20 April, 2015

Watch: Screaming, selfie-crazed hen party mobs Ed Miliband

“SELFIE! SELFIE! SELFIE!”

# labour - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Fine Gael: ‘Yes’ … Labour: ‘We’re not taking a position’

A referendum to reduce the minimum age of a presidential candidate from 35 to 21 is also being held next month.

# labour - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Gerry Adams just can’t see the point of Labour in government

But a Labour Party TD says that’s a “bit rich”.

# labour - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Quinn: ‘There is NO alternative to a Fine Gael-Labour government’

The former minister has dismissed the idea that there is an alternative to the current government.

# labour - Monday 13 April, 2015

Consigned to the knacker’s yard, Pat Rabbitte doesn’t know if he’ll run again

The former communications minister has given a typically outspoken interview to Newstalk today.

# labour - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Why the UK general election could tell us a lot about our own

There are some remarkable similarities between British and Irish politics as voters in the UK prepare to vote on 7 May, writes Seamus Conboy.

# labour - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

What you need to know about the election that no one can predict Explainer This post contains videos

What you need to know about the election that no one can predict

In a closely-fought race it appears neither the Conservatives nor Labour will emerge victorious on 7 May.

Here’s why Jan O’Sullivan’s schools plan could spark a BIG row in government

Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.

# labour - Monday 6 April, 2015

Government accused of ‘kite-flying’ and ‘buying back votes’

Are government placing ‘good news’ stories in time for an election?

# labour - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Good news for Labour, they’re more popular than they were two months ago

They’re still not very popular though.

# labour - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Row over eviction of ex-Labour senator takes another turn

John Gilroy and his former Labour colleague James Heffernan became embroiled in a dispute over office space earlier this year.

Unsurprisingly, the Socialists don’t think RTÉ is biased in favour of them

Labour claims that the national broadcaster

# labour - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn’t agree)

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

# labour - Thursday 26 March, 2015

There’s great news for Enda and Joan in the latest poll

The latest Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times has good news for the coalition.

# labour - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Pat Rabbitte launches scathing attack on RTÉ’s coverage of water charges

The Labour TD is VERY unimpressed, but the broadcaster has refuted his claims.

# labour - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

We now have a ‘drop dead date’ for Irish Water registration Finally This post contains videos

We now have a ‘drop dead date’ for Irish Water registration

Meanwhile, proposals to deduct unpaid water charges from income are being slammed.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

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

# labour - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts ‘awarded to former employees’ PAC

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts ‘awarded to former employees’

The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.

# labour - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Senator told her head would be ripped off and shoved ‘where the sun don’t shine’

Lorraine Higgins said she believes the threat was a direct result of comments she made about jailed water protesters on Prime Time.

# labour - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Claims against Sinn Féin, Ireland out of Cricket World Cup and #pcgonemad.

REVEALED: How Labour considered water charges, meters and an ‘ESB for water’… five years ago

Labour was vehemently opposed to water charges in opposition, but we’ve seen a document which shows how senior party figures considered water charges in 2010.

# labour - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Support for the government has SHOT UP since Christmas

Over a third of people are now happy with the way they’re doing things.

# labour - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

‘If I’ve to work out of a shoebox I’d do it’: Ex-Labour senator on his office eviction

James Heffernan had refused to leave an office he shared with former Labour colleague John Gilroy.

# labour - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

What have Enda and co achieved in the last four years?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# labour - Friday 6 March, 2015

Staff at Dunnes Stores set to strike over work and pay conditions

Two thirds of Mandate Trade Union workers voted in favour of the industrial action.