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#Labour

# labour - Saturday 30 January, 2016

How many Irish people have been deported from Australia since 2010? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How much will it cost to do up two government departments?

There’s bad news for Fine Gael but Labour has gained in the latest poll

This is the second hit in the polls for Fine Gael since Christmas.

# labour - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Alan Kelly was canvassing last night while the Dáil debated homelessness

The Labour deputy leader, who has described the issue as his number one priority, was seeking votes in Roscrea.

# labour - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

A bullish Alan Kelly reckons Labour will win a lot more than 15 seats

Big talk from Labour’s deputy leader this morning.

# labour - Thursday 21 January, 2016

‘Can you imagine what it’s like to have scoliosis, Tánaiste?’

Mary Lou McDonald and Joan Burton had a heated exchange in the Dáil.

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate

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

# labour - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

‘I have never made a personal attack on another politician, but I am furious’

Independent TD John Halligan was first up this evening in the debate on the Tánaiste’s no confidence motion.

Why the John Delaney controversy is another (avoidable) fiasco for Labour

Analysis: Labour should be keeping its head down. Instead the party’s most senior figures are committing own goals.

Poll: Do you support today’s no-confidence motion against Joan Burton? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support today’s no-confidence motion against Joan Burton?

The Labour Party says she broke no rules in making the appointment.

# labour - Monday 18 January, 2016

The dirty side of election politics has already reared its ugly head

How much will negative campaigning feature in this general election and who will be the winners and losers, asks Paul Allen.

Gerry Adams will speak to the nation on the eve of the Rising centenary

The Sinn Féin leader will deliver a keynote speech on live TV at the conclusion of the party’s Ard Fheis.

# labour - Sunday 17 January, 2016

The 8 most likely governments after the next election

As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.

Fine Gael minister defends photo of Alan Kelly ‘canvassing’ with FAI chief John Delaney

“What anyone does in their own personal time is their own business,” says transport minister Paschal Donohoe.

It’s been a week for political posters – and now Sinn Féin have had a crack at one of their own

The new poster has a cartoon-dig at the health policies of both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

# labour - Saturday 16 January, 2016

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.

There’s bad news for Fine Gael and Labour in the latest polls

With the election looming, the government parties have taken a hit in two separate polls out this evening.

# labour - Friday 15 January, 2016

This may be the silliest thing Joan Burton has done in the last five years

Analysis: The decision to appoint David Begg as chair of the Pensions Authority has caused controversy and unnecessary hassle for Labour.

# labour - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Labour councillor: Housing should be given to locals over asylum seekers

Will Paton has called for affirmative action for housing locals in Carlow.

Fianna Fáil says it’s ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

# labour - Monday 11 January, 2016

He won’t tell us what’s in his head, but the election has already started

Analysis: All that remains is for Enda Kenny to name the date.

# labour - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Gerry Adams: Enda just doesn’t get 1916

“It is an inconvenient issue that they want to get out of the way,” the Sinn Féin leader has told supporters in Dublin this evening.

# labour - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

‘I prefer young women’: Why this MP’s colourful personal life is making headlines

Labour’s Simon Danczuk has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks.

Jeremy Corbyn asked journalists outside his door to make themselves scarce

Corbyn has learned it seems from the situation four months ago when reporters eavesdropped through his office door. The UK Labour leader is set to reshuffle his shadow cabinet amid internal dissent.

Joan Burton: Politicians shouldn’t fear for their safety

The Tánaiste also said some discussions on social media “become very extreme”.

# labour - Monday 4 January, 2016

Shocking and provocative but here’s why THAT Labour ad worked

Analysis: A leaked draft ad has caused some controversy but that’s probably exactly what Labour was hoping for.

# labour - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Criticism for Labour ad showing Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin as gay couple on wedding day

It shows Adams and Martin on the plinth at Leinster House with the slogan, “This is one marriage we should vote NO to this year.”

# labour - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Poll: Is it time the ‘women’s place is in the home’ wording was removed from the constitution? No Place In The Home This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time the ‘women’s place is in the home’ wording was removed from the constitution?

Labour have made a pre-election commitment to remove said wording from the Constitution should they be re-elected.

# labour - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Labour MP suspended after telling 17-year-old he wanted to spank her

His partner also dumped him.

Tánaiste’s head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

# labour - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Joan is promising a €25 pension increase if Labour gets back into power

It follows a pledge from the Tánaiste earlier this month on raising the minimum wage.

# labour - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Enda Kenny isn’t thinking about anyone else but Joan Burton

To go into government with after the election, that is.

# labour - Monday 21 December, 2015

‘Completely delusional’: Joan Burton slammed over Fine Gael-only warning

The Tánaiste thinks Labour brings balance to Fine Gael’s approach – Sinn Féin disagrees.

# labour - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40%

Sinn Féin have also fared well in the latest opinion poll.

# labour - Friday 18 December, 2015

# labour - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row Suspension This post contains videos

Government kicks out one of its own TDs after blazing Dáil row

Michael McNamara was suspended from the house just before lunchtime.

# labour - Saturday 12 December, 2015

With Labour in the doldrums, could this guy have done a better job than Joan? All White On The Night This post contains videos

With Labour in the doldrums, could this guy have done a better job than Joan?

Alex White reflects on his leadership bid, Labour’s election hopes and his own endangered seat.

# labour - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Renua says flat tax calculator taken down over ‘technical issues’ – but others aren’t so sure

The party is proposing a radical overhaul of the tax system and the introduction of a single 23% rate.

# labour - Monday 7 December, 2015

“What’s in it for me?” – Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash Dirty Dealings This post contains videos

# labour - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Police looking into threatening tweets sent to MPs over Syria air strikes

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to party members warning against abuse and intimidation.

Alan Kelly doesn’t care that he got totes emosh last night

The Environment Minister is said to have shed tears at last night’s Labour parliamentary party meeting.