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# labour - Friday 27 June, 2014

‘Grossly unfair’: Part of Dublin’s property tax revenue may be spent in other counties

Labour Cllr Brendan Carr has said that, if implemented, the plan would amount to ‘punishing’ Dubliners for paying the LPT.

Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustings

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…

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# labour - Thursday 26 June, 2014

WATCH LIVE: Labour leadership hopefuls to go head-to-head at hustings

This time, it’s due to take place in the Mansion House in Dublin.

Protesters have been camped outside a Labour TD’s house for the last five days

“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

It will soon be illegal for under 18s to get married in Ireland

Legislation now allows for this if a teen has parental consent but there are concerns that this is facilitating forced marriage.

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.

# labour - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

‘I keep telling him to work on that voice’ – Joan Burton’s advice to Mario Rosenstock Work To Do This post contains videos

‘I keep telling him to work on that voice’ – Joan Burton’s advice to Mario Rosenstock Exclusive

It’s infamous but what does the Social Protection Minister make of Mario Rosenstock’s take off of her?

‘Hatchet’ threat against MEP candidate to be examined — Rabbitte

Labour senator Lorraine Higgins was told she would be “hatcheted in the face” during the recent European election campaign.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an ‘intensely populist party’ Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an ‘intensely populist party’

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.

Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I’ve never smoked it) Did Not Inhale This post contains videos

Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I’ve never smoked it) Exclusive

We asked Alex White so it would have been rude not to ask the other Labour leadership contender.

# labour - Monday 23 June, 2014

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour’s biggest mistake in government? Any Regrets? This post contains videos

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour’s biggest mistake in government? Exclusive

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

‘Pinning the flesh back together is painful’ – Eamon Gilmore’s, um, graphic take on austerity

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

The government doesn’t have a majority in the Seanad and has to change the law to get it back

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 is getting behind Joan Burton as the next Labour leader

The IMF describes Joan Burton as the leading candidate for the Labour leadership. No mention of Alex White, though.

# labour - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Alex White says he smoked cannabis in college, but what about this Labour minister? The Big Question This post contains videos

Alex White says he smoked cannabis in college, but what about this Labour minister?

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”.

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Exclusive

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

Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.

# labour - Saturday 14 June, 2014

First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers

Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?

‘We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.’ – Joan Burton links recovery with wages

The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival Alex White.

Over to you: What do you want to ask Joan Burton and 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

Susan O’Keeffe would have got a better reaction ‘if she said she was hungover’

The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.

From The Daily Edge Just Senator Susan O’Keeffe, giving a radio interview… wait, WHAT? Wash Your Mouth Out

Just Senator Susan O’Keeffe, giving a radio interview… wait, WHAT?

One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)

# labour - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll

A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.

# labour - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting Labour's Choice This post contains videos

13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting

The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a tax on wealth? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a tax on wealth?

Is it only fair to ask high earners to pull their weight? Or is it just too punitive?

# labour - Monday 9 June, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about mother and baby homes, a homeless shelter and the death of Rik Mayall.

Burton wants to phase out “shelters” that help millionaires avoid tax

The Labour Minister said that this must be accompanied by a “strong safety net” to protect people.

LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest Ring The Bell This post contains videos

LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest

The debate tonight is the first of five events.

The banking inquiry’s first meeting will be delayed – because of an objection to who is on it

The government is attempting to take steps to take back the balance of power.

# labour - Sunday 8 June, 2014

# labour - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Sinn Féin is now the most popular party in the State

An Irish Independent poll shows that they now have more support in the Republic than any other party.

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

Poll: When should the next general election be held? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: When should the next general election be held?

Should the coalition go until 2016?

‘A dog’s dinner’: Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

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.

Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government

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…

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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