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#Labour conference

# labour-conference - Friday 21 April, 2017

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?

Apr 21st 2017, 8:46 AM 37,505 Views 159 Comments

Is it time for a comeback?

# labour-conference - Saturday 30 January, 2016

7 things we learned at the Labour conference
# The Last Hurrah
# The Last Hurrah

7 things we learned at the Labour conference

Jan 30th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,154 Views 110 Comments

At its last big gathering before the election, Labour was doing an awful lot of standing up in Mullingar today.

With the election imminent, Joan Burton has issued a warning to voters
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

With the election imminent, Joan Burton has issued a warning to voters

Jan 30th 2016, 9:00 PM 32,048 Views 253 Comments

The Tánaiste said “hard-earned progress” could be “squandered” by voting for other parties.

Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail
# Abortion
# Abortion

Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail

Jan 30th 2016, 1:44 PM 21,270 Views 330 Comments

Anne Ferris said she could wallpaper a room in her house with the abuse she has received.

Labour reckons its incredibly fabulous candidates can win 36 seats
# Bullish
# Bullish

Labour reckons its incredibly fabulous candidates can win 36 seats

Jan 30th 2016, 11:36 AM 20,670 Views 297 Comments

Ministers are in confident mood as the party’s one-day conference gets underway in Mullingar.

# labour-conference - Monday 2 March, 2015

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases - but that's not entirely true
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases - but that's not entirely true

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:00 PM 13,204 Views 73 Comments

The Tánaiste’s claimed that Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin backed €4.5 billion in tax increases last week – but that’s not entirely accurate.

Labour will allow this TD back on one condition...
# Reprieve
# Reprieve

Labour will allow this TD back on one condition...

Mar 2nd 2015, 2:00 PM 10,907 Views 29 Comments

* As long as Anne Ferris votes with the government she will return to the parliamentary party in the autumn.

# labour-conference - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Here are 10 things we learned at the Labour conference
# Back To The Kingdom
# Back To The Kingdom

Here are 10 things we learned at the Labour conference

Mar 1st 2015, 11:50 AM 23,019 Views 138 Comments

The junior coalition party has gathered in Killarney this weekend to take stock. Here’s what we found out…

# labour-conference - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Burton hits out at 'bullying' water protesters and hard-left in prime time speech
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

Burton hits out at 'bullying' water protesters and hard-left in prime time speech

Feb 28th 2015, 9:00 PM 19,649 Views 196 Comments

Burton managed to take a swipe at everyone from ‘chaotic’ Sinn Féín to ‘can’t govern themselves’ independents as part of her main set-piece conference speech.

Labour is LOVING Alan Kelly and he has a plan to tackle high rents (but it's not rent control)
# Rent Certainty
# Rent Certainty

Labour is LOVING Alan Kelly and he has a plan to tackle high rents (but it's not rent control)

Feb 28th 2015, 4:30 PM 28,020 Views 143 Comments

The conference debated environment, housing and, of course, water this morning.

Watch this Labour minister rule out coalition with just about everyone*
# NO NO NO
# NO NO NO

Watch this Labour minister rule out coalition with just about everyone*

Feb 28th 2015, 4:00 PM 11,671 Views 57 Comments

* Except Fine Gael.

'Hide your phone, here comes Joan': A few hundred protesters are outside the Labour conference
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

'Hide your phone, here comes Joan': A few hundred protesters are outside the Labour conference

Feb 28th 2015, 3:04 PM 16,582 Views 91 Comments

They were mostly peaceful and good-natured as the conference continued inside. A demonstration is also taking place in Dublin.

'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it'
# Danger Here
# Danger Here

'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it'

Feb 28th 2015, 9:40 AM 25,774 Views 91 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to TheJournal.ie about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.

# labour-conference - Friday 27 February, 2015

As Labour's conference opens, Alan Kelly says this is one of the best governments ever
# Big Talk
# Big Talk

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

Feb 27th 2015, 10:10 PM 20,105 Views 201 Comments

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
# Analysis

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

Feb 27th 2015, 3:00 PM 11,692 Views 136 Comments

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

# labour-conference - Saturday 15 February, 2014

7 things we learned from Labour's one-day conference
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

7 things we learned from Labour's one-day conference

Feb 15th 2014, 9:15 PM 14,992 Views 76 Comments

Here’s what we found out after spending the day with Eamon Gilmore and co in a nice hotel in Enfield, Co Meath.

Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'

Feb 15th 2014, 9:00 PM 13,796 Views 130 Comments

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has given a keynote address to delegates at the one-day conference in Meath today.

Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’

Feb 15th 2014, 4:58 PM 19,785 Views 144 Comments

The Labour conference has heard from senior ministers hitting out a the opposition parties, “obnoxious” trickle-down economics and the problem of cyberbullying.

‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly
# Absolutely Normal
# Absolutely Normal

‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly

Feb 15th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,917 Views 19 Comments

Brendan Howlin has faced questions over a report today that his department warned the Health Minister that plans for universal health insurance threaten the financial stability of the State.

Here’s what’s planned for Labour’s conference in Meath today
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Here’s what’s planned for Labour’s conference in Meath today

Feb 15th 2014, 8:45 AM 5,805 Views 52 Comments

With the local elections less than 100 days away, Labour are meeting for the second time in three months.

# labour-conference - Monday 2 December, 2013

WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift'
# Labour
# Labour

WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift'

Dec 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 4,352 Views 17 Comments

The Social Protection Minister was speaking to TheJournal.ie at the Labour Party national conference in Killarney at the weekend.

# labour-conference - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika

Dec 1st 2013, 7:58 PM 10,527 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has told TheJournal.ie it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF programme ends later this month.

Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy

Dec 1st 2013, 1:53 PM 5,905 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste has said that funding could be cut for agencies that do not comply with public sector pay structures.

# labour-conference - Saturday 30 November, 2013

8 things we've learned from the Labour Party's annual conference
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

8 things we've learned from the Labour Party's annual conference

Nov 30th 2013, 9:49 PM 15,426 Views 83 Comments

There is still business to be conducted on Sunday, but here’s what we’ve learned about the state of the Labour Party this weekend.

'No going back to Boom and Bert': Eamon Gilmore's speech to the Labour conference
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

'No going back to Boom and Bert': Eamon Gilmore's speech to the Labour conference

Nov 30th 2013, 9:00 PM 10,638 Views 97 Comments

“I am here because I believe in making our country better,” Eamon Gilmore told Labour members in a televised speech from Killarney tonight.

Batons, bessies and 4 other things we've learned from these Labour conference pics
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Batons, bessies and 4 other things we've learned from these Labour conference pics

Nov 30th 2013, 4:01 PM 6,198 Views 27 Comments

Security is tight, protests are small and everyone, with a few exceptions, is in a pretty good mood.

Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards

Nov 30th 2013, 12:54 PM 6,641 Views 44 Comments

Meanwhile, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has pledged to repeal the law on emergency public sector pay cuts.

Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts

Nov 30th 2013, 10:31 AM 7,633 Views 86 Comments

A motion on disability cuts has sparked a call for the Tánaiste to resign at the Labour Party conference in Killarney this morning.

Burton hopes voters will reward Labour next year as day two of conference gets underway
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Burton hopes voters will reward Labour next year as day two of conference gets underway

Nov 30th 2013, 9:04 AM 4,074 Views 76 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will give his party leader address to delegates in Killarney tonight.

# labour-conference - Friday 29 November, 2013

Gilmore: We'd be going into a second bailout without Labour in government
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Gilmore: We'd be going into a second bailout without Labour in government

Nov 29th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,734 Views 117 Comments

“Unsustainable debts, more job losses, less investment and more cuts,” would happen without Labour in government, the Tánaiste has said this evening.

Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour
# Preview
# Preview

Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour

Nov 29th 2013, 6:06 PM 4,268 Views 22 Comments

Labour members and delegates gather in Killarney for the start of their conference tonight with some signs of improvement in the party’s fortunes.

18 interesting motions to be considered at the Labour conference this weekend
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

18 interesting motions to be considered at the Labour conference this weekend

Nov 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,908 Views 83 Comments

The Labour Party is gathering in Killarney today ahead of its conference this weekend. Here’s a taste of what they will be talking about.

# labour-conference - Thursday 28 November, 2013

The Labour Party is livestreaming its entire conference on YouTube
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

The Labour Party is livestreaming its entire conference on YouTube

Nov 28th 2013, 5:34 PM 4,897 Views 80 Comments

It’ll have more hits than Gangnam Style…

Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference

Nov 28th 2013, 9:51 AM 8,527 Views 71 Comments

The Social Protection Minister has made the case for a wage increase that she argues would reduce welfare spend and increase tax revenue.

# labour-conference - Monday 14 January, 2013

Labour chairman Colm Keaveney wants party conference held in April
# Labour
# Labour

Labour chairman Colm Keaveney wants party conference held in April

Jan 14th 2013, 4:10 PM 5,345 Views 47 Comments

Keaveney, who voted against the Budget, wants the issue of his chairmanship sorted as soon as possible amid rumblings that Labour wants to oust him but an April conference is unlikely.