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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.

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# 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.

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# 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after a claim that a senator has a conflict of interest, preventing him from serving on the banking inquiry, is later withdrawn.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.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Taoiseach: We won’t be destabilised by Labour’s leadership contest

Enda Kenny was speaking at Leinster House today as Labour prepares to face into a month-long battle to find its new leader.

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Here are 10 things we’ve learned from the 2014 European elections

Ten out of 11 seats are filled and the make-up of Ireland’s representation in the next European Parliament has been changed utterly.

Labour TD: We need to get rid of people who have been in Leinster House for 25 years

“The arrogance needs to be removed,” said Dominic Hannigan.

# labour - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The contenders: Labour’s leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out

Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

‘The government treats people like gobshites’ – John Wilson

The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.

Election 2014 Liveblog: European and local results (plus Gilmore resigns) as it happened

Results in Dublin, Midlands and all the councils filled…

# labour - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here’s who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader

Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?

Eamon Gilmore’s ‘job of work’ is over, but what next for the Labour Party? Analysis This post contains videos

Eamon Gilmore’s ‘job of work’ is over, but what next for the Labour Party?

He agonised over it, but the Tánaiste realised that Labour would be best served by his departure. The question now is whether it is enough to save the junior coalition party.

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he’d be Labour leader in 2016 Not To Be This post contains videos

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he’d be Labour leader in 2016

The Tánaiste sat down with TheJournal.ie to discuss the recent problems facing the coalition and his future in government exactly a week before he announced his resignation.

Here’s how Labour will select their new leaders

We should have a new Labour leader and deputy leader by 4 July, all going well.

Eamon Gilmore to face two no-confidence motions

The Labour leader is under pressure following the party’s disaster at the polls over the weekend.

“We have to be more sensitive, obviously” — Phil Hogan’s response to Election 2014

The Environment Minister acknowledged that “people are hurting” but said that after three years of tough decisions “you expect people not to be rewarding you for that”.

Labour senator: I’m tired of being bullied by Gilmore’s henchmen

John Whelan has said the party’s leadership has become out-of-touch with voters and arrogant.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Morning folks. They’re still counting in some areas around the country, here are the nine big stories you need to know.

Labour candidate filmed being heckled while canvassing in viral video wins seat

Martina Genockey gained a 9.4 per cent share of the votes.