# labour - Today’s News
# 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
Junior health minister Alex White says he does not think full legalisation is on the cards, but that Ireland should “maintain an open mind”.
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.
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
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?
This post contains a poll
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.
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
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. # labour - Thursday 5 June, 2014
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.
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.
The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.
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
The finance minister said he found a lump on his shoulder in February.
# labour - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
It looks like a two-horse race between Alex White and Joan Burton, but who should get it?
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
Ciara Conway has declared her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the
Labour Party. # labour - Sunday 1 June, 2014
*A thoroughly non-scientific analysis.
The junior minister’s departure creates a vacancy in his Dublin South-West Dáil constituency.
# labour - Saturday 31 May, 2014
What would be your dream team coalition government look like?
# labour - Friday 30 May, 2014
Barring a late entrant one of Alex White or Joan Burton will be the next leader of the
Labour Party and Tánaiste.