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# labour-conference - Friday 21 April, 2017

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Is it time for a comeback?

# labour-conference - Saturday 30 January, 2016

7 things we learned at the Labour conference

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

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

Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail

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

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

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...

* 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

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

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)

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to 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

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.

# labour-conference - Saturday 15 February, 2014

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

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'

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’

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

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

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'

The Social Protection Minister was speaking to 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

The Minister for Social Protection has told 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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

It’ll have more hits than Gangnam Style…

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

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

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.