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# labour - Friday 27 February, 2015

As Labour’s conference opens, Alan Kelly says this is one of the best governments ever

Labour voted in favour of a motion to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment at the next election on the opening night of its conference.

Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath

Analysis: Labour gathers in Killarney this weekend hoping to reverse its increasingly worrying poll numbers.

So we asked this government minister about the colour of *that* dress… The Dress This post contains videos
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# labour - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This politician’s one-word press release might just be the best ever Short And Sweet

This politician’s one-word press release might just be the best ever

A man of not too many words.

What can Labour do to win back support?

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

# labour - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Courts ‘cannot cope’ with amount of home repossessions

‘Angry’ was the word of choice in the Seanad today.

# labour - Monday 23 February, 2015

Saying Labour hasn’t delivered is just ‘lazy media spin’ – Alan Kelly

The Environment Minister came out all guns blazing this morning.

# labour - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Support for Labour has fallen (again) as Sinn Féin support increases (again)

Labour is down two to 7 per cent, Sinn Féin is up one point to 21 per cent while Fine Gael holds steady on 24.

# labour - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Paul Murphy calls for “significant response” if Jobstown protest arrests continue

The TD described the arrests as “not acceptable”.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday. Stay tucked up in bed and let us fill you in on the top stories.

# labour - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Here are 10 reasons why Eamon Ryan is totally wrong about Alan Kelly…

… and the government’s record on the environment. Labour Senator John Whelan explains…

# labour - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents

Lorraine and Warren Reilly asked that the deaths of their two girls be considered in he current HSE review of maternity services.

# labour - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Will Anne Ferris be allowed to rejoin Labour?

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

# labour - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

‘A shameful abandonment’: Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly’s abortion bill voted down

The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

Some Labour TDs could miss today’s abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies

Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.

Will anyone else in Labour be as bold or brave as Anne Ferris?

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

# labour - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really…

It’s a constant claim thrown at the party, but it turns out it has more than a few ideas.

# labour - Friday 6 February, 2015

The Government has a big secret plan to lure Irish emigrants home

Any incentives are expected to target middle-income earners

# labour - Thursday 29 January, 2015

“The addiction of politics is in me… but there’s always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’” Ready For It This post contains videos

“The addiction of politics is in me… but there’s always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’”

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke talks about Sinn Féin, the coalition, and whether he’d join a new political party.

# labour - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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Any sale of government’s Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote

The airline’s proposed buyer has said it will keep Aer Lingus as a separate business.

# labour - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

“We’re at the end of our tether” – Labour can’t make this Senator leave his office

James Heffernan had his belongings packed up by former Labour colleague John Gilroy recently. But he’s not budging.

Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live

Analysis: While the Tánaiste was better on the economy, there’s no doubt that Adams has improved his debating.

# labour - Saturday 24 January, 2015

There’s MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll

Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.

Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he’s in it until the end

Suggestions that Pat Rabbitte could replace Seán Barrett have been shot down.

Fianna Fáil aren’t ‘going to prostitute themselves to anyone’

Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.

# labour - Friday 23 January, 2015

Labour senator ‘making good progress’ from serious head injuries

Jimmy Harte was found unconscious in Dublin in the early hours of 16 November, 2013.

# labour - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Joan Burton compares Mary Lou to a saint … but not in a good way

The pair have a history of clashing in the Dáil.

# labour - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

This senator has been kicked out of his office by his former Labour colleague

James Heffernan is searching for new office space after his belongings were packed up by John Gilroy.

A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour

A Labour senator has accused Fine Gael of ‘trying to hijack’ the party’s policies.

‘There was no cake or anything’: This Labour TD had a very small wedding last year

Dominic Hannigan wed his partner of over 20 years on New Year’s Eve.

# labour - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

No apology for Sinn Féin TD after remarks about his homeless brother were made in the Dáil

Jonathan O’Brien clashed with his Labour counterpart in the Dáil last week.

# labour - Monday 19 January, 2015

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth

The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.

# labour - Sunday 18 January, 2015

‘His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are’ Leo

‘His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are’

Minister Leo Varadkar’s announcement that he is a gay man ‘won’t change his work in Government’, a fellow Minister has said.

# labour - Friday 16 January, 2015

Sinn Féin TD tells Labour backbencher to ‘shut his mouth’ after homeless brother revelation

Eric Byrne asked why Jonathan O’Brien’s family did not “take in” his brother, who is a recovering drug addict.

# labour - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Now Sinn Féin could pull out of the Vincent Browne constituency debates Exclusive

The party is in dispute with TV3 producers over the exclusion of election candidates from the debate panels.

# labour - Monday 12 January, 2015

# labour - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Fine Gael aren’t sending ANY representatives to Vincent Browne’s constituency debates

Labour is also holding fire on sending representatives to The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne.

# labour - Monday 5 January, 2015

Mary Lou thinks Sinn Féin would have to be the largest party to go into government

The Sinn Féin TD said that junior coalition parties “get screwed” in government.

# labour - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience

Speaking to The Irish Times, the Ceann Comhairle expressed his views specifically in relation to the Eight Amendment.

# labour - Monday 29 December, 2014

“Putting the abortion laws into the Constitution was a mistake”

Labour TD Ruairi Quinn has said there is “no question” that Ireland’s abortion laws will change.