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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.

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LESS THAN THREE months after their 2013 conference and with just 97 days to go until the local and European elections, the Labour Party is holding a one-day national conference in Meath today.

The meeting comes less than 100 days before the local and European elections on 23 May with the party at 9 per cent support in the latest Red C poll.

Party leader and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will address the room at the Johnstown House Hotel in Enfield not once, but twice today.

His first address is scheduled to take ten minutes at 10.40am. He will then have a half-hour televised address at 8.30pm.

Prior to that a two hour session on Labour’s work in government will be broadcast live on RTÉ One between 11am and 1pm.

The day will also feature ministerial workshops from Joan Burton on the subject of job activation, from Pat Rabbitte and Ruairí Quinn on internet safety, on reform from Brendan Howlin and from Alex White on primary care in the community.

The conference will also hear from the General Secretary of the British Labour Party, Iain McNicol.

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