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# labour - Today’s News


# labour - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Gone: Eamon Gilmore is leaving the Dáil

The former Labour leader has said he will not be seeking a nomination as a candidate in Dún Laoghaire for the next general election.

# labour - Sunday 31 May, 2015

After Averil’s shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

# labour - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

A new poll, reproduction and a killing in Belfast had people talking today.

Fine Gael and Labour have surged in the latest poll

The poll is the first one since last week’s same-sex marriage referendum.

# labour - Friday 29 May, 2015

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day

Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.

# labour - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Labour TD to lose Dáil office after voting against Aer Lingus sale

Michael McNamara is set to lose the Labour whip after saying he cannot support the proposed sale of Aer Lingus to IAG.

Fianna Fáil tries to delay Aer Lingus vote amid growing fears of job losses

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

# labour - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

This TD WILL be expelled if he votes against Labour tomorrow

Michael McNamara is said to be undecided on whether he will support the proposed sale of the state’s stake in Aer Lingus.

# labour - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Enda: There won’t be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment

The Taoiseach said the next government will have to give the issue “the most careful consideration”.

# labour - Monday 25 May, 2015

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her… Labour Pains This post contains videos

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her…

The junior coalition partner is struggling in the polls. So what does the leader make of it all?

# labour - Sunday 24 May, 2015

‘Ireland’s maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing’

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president No Country For Young Men This post contains videos

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# labour - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Finally: Fianna Fáil looks set to win a by-election

Just in case you’d forgotten, there’s an important battle for Phil Hogan’s old seat happening as well today.

# labour - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass This post contains videos

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass

The Tánaiste dropped by’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.

A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…

Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has no intention of becoming a gay icon.

# labour - Monday 18 May, 2015

The latest poll might give Enda notions of calling an early election

Support for Fine Gael and the government is up although the news is not as good for Labour.

# labour - Sunday 17 May, 2015

# labour - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Are these posters illegal? Labour says they’re not

Mattie McGrath says they are.

# labour - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

‘Absolutely farcical’: EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed

Senator John Whelan has called today’s interim EPA report into the Enva plant in the midlands town a “complete whitewash”.

# labour - Monday 11 May, 2015

Ouch: David Miliband made some harsh criticisms of his brother after his defeat

Today he said Ed Miliband had allowed himself to be “portrayed as moving backwards”.

Eamon Gilmore: Same-sex marriage has no implications for children

The former Tánaiste also shares his thoughts on Nigel Farage.

# labour - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Brendan Howlin: There are “really weird people” who attack others online

The minister also tells us how he feels about being compared to one half of Morecambe and Wise.

# labour - Friday 8 May, 2015

From Business ETC The British Pound loves David Cameron Right Guys Won

The British Pound loves David Cameron

The UK currency jumped as it became clear the Conservatives were on the march to victory. Not such good news for Irish consumers though.

Miliband, Farage and Clegg have all quit – and David Cameron’s back at Downing Street

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has send his congratulations, and said he’s looking forward to building on their “very close relationship”.

‘The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don’t know what it’s like’

A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.

AS IT HAPPENED: Tories on course for majority, SNP storms Scotland … and Miliband set to quit The Morning After This post contains videos

6 things you need to know after a stunning UK election

The opinion polls were wrong and David Cameron is almost certainly continuing his stint in Downing Street.

# labour - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties “thrive in chaos”

…and if those rumours of an €800 windfall for public servants are true.

Was that the most boring election campaign in modern times?

It’s been a lacklustre campaign and the outcome in many constituencies is a foregone conclusion tonight, including in Liverpool.

Four men and a lady: Political deadlock could means days of fraught talks

Forming coalition governments comes natural to Irish politicians, but the same is not true across the water.

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman’s shopping list

Low and sneaky, ‘Thatcherite’ … Take it from us, Mary Lou McDonald’s not happy with the coalition’s new Irish Water measures.

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.