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Wednesday 22 March 2023

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# Labour party conference
'It's a con job': Kelly criticises other parties for promising tax cuts and increased spending
The Labour leader said he wants Ireland to be “a fairer, kinder, better place”.
# 'absolutely bananas'
'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable
Opposition TDs have called on the government to rescind its decision, describing it as “absolutely bananas”.
# Interview
'It's like Jesus, they're back': Alan Kelly on FF's return, Coveney's garda car 'shame', and advice for the Greens
Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.
# ready set go
Alan Kelly to announce he's running for the Labour leadership
In 2014, Kelly was elected deputy leader of the Labour Party with over 50% of the vote.
# labour leader
'Deeply misleading': Howlin clarifies his opposition to Big Tobacco following report
The Labour leader reportedly wrote to the Finance Minister asking if it was appropriate his officials had refused to meet with tobacco industry representatives.
# Showdown
What would need to happen for a new Labour leader to be elected?
Alan Kelly has thrown his leader down the gauntlet and called for a change of leadership.
# power is a drug
Alan Kelly is no longer gunning for Howlin's job as leader of the Labour Party
Six months ago, the Tipperary TD put his party leader on notice.
# Online abuse
'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn'
Labour’s Brendan Howlin said other countries have legislated against revenge porn and secured convictions.
# Whistleblowers
Howlin says whistleblower Maurice McCabe 'expressed gratitude' for his intervention yesterday
Pressure is mounting on the Garda Commissioner to step aside while the inquiry is ongoing.
# Power Outage
Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party
Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.
# New broom
Tánaiste Burton: 'Labour will enshrine equal rights from the workplace to the wedding ceremony'
The new Labour leader has been giving a press conference outlining her priorities this afternoon.
# Support
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.
# Game on
'The limits of austerity have been reached': Joan Burton confirms her Labour leadership bid
The party’s deputy leader has confirmed her ambition to replace Eamon Gilmore.
# we got this
Taoiseach: We won't be destabilised by Labour's leadership contest
Enda Kenny was speaking at Leinster House today as Labour prepares to face into a month-long battle to find its new leader.
# pointed
Labour TD: We need to get rid of people who have been in Leinster House for 25 years
“The arrogance needs to be removed,” said Dominic Hannigan.
# Analysis
Eamon Gilmore's 'job of work' is over, but what next for the Labour Party?
He agonised over it, but the Tánaiste realised that Labour would be best served by his departure. The question now is whether it is enough to save the junior coalition party.