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# labour - Friday 11 June, 2021

'As far as we know' Labour members did not engage in fake polling, says Ó Ríordain
# Door To Door
# Door To Door

'As far as we know' Labour members did not engage in fake polling, says Ó Ríordain

Jun 11th 2021, 2:23 PM 5,407 Views 21 Comments

The TD says no such polling was ever “sanctioned” by the party leadership.

# labour - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat

Jun 9th 2021, 5:30 PM 20,540 Views 45 Comments

Kelly said that Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are trying to present the race as “a dichotomy”.

# labour - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?
# Blue Steel
# Blue Steel

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?

Jun 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,913 Views 54 Comments
  • The party will fancy their chances but there's an opportunity for others to spring a surprise, writes Rónán Duffy
  • Will Eamon Ryan's personal vote be retained in Green hands or could Labour be the beneficiaries?
  • When Sinn Féin drives turnout it has a chance anywhere but is it a case of right time but wrong place?

# labour - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 59,045 Views 183 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# labour - Monday 17 May, 2021

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid

May 17th 2021, 9:59 PM 15,924 Views 39 Comments

The long-time Senator is looking to win a Dáil seat for Labour in Dublin Bay South.

# labour - Friday 7 May, 2021

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years
# Jill Mortimer
# Jill Mortimer

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years

May 7th 2021, 7:18 AM 17,288 Views 40 Comments

The defeat will be a blow to Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour.

# labour - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 76,585 Views 80 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordán said the country can’t afford to lose another generation.

# labour - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly

Apr 13th 2021, 1:12 PM 16,237 Views 61 Comments

The Labour leader says clear advice and practical guidance by public health experts is needed now for the over 60s.

# labour - Friday 19 March, 2021

Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people
# Gambling
# Gambling

Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people

Mar 19th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,852 Views 36 Comments

A Bill proposed by Senator Mark Wall would ban gambling advertisements in Ireland.

# labour - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful
# Courts
# Courts

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful

Feb 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,692 Views 23 Comments

The Labour senator says any downplaying of the seriousness of sexual assaults in the courts will cause the further regression of social attitudes towards these crimes.

# labour - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?

Jan 31st 2021, 10:10 AM 71,525 Views 176 Comments

Labour says a blanket ban on pet ownership for renters is unfair.

# labour - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Labour calls for NPHET to perform a risk assessment on schools before they return
# School Reopening
# School Reopening

Labour calls for NPHET to perform a risk assessment on schools before they return

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 10:31 AM 73,060 Views 135 Comments

People Before Profit has called for schools to remain closed for the month of January.

# labour - Friday 25 December, 2020

'Debt piled up. I was a 50-year-old single parent bringing up a teenage girl'
# Debt
From The42
# Debt

'Debt piled up. I was a 50-year-old single parent bringing up a teenage girl'

Dec 25th 2020, 6:00 PM 13,746 Views 2 Comments

Harry Pearson on writing ‘The Farther Corner’.

# labour - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'
# Interview
# Interview

Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'

Dec 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 33,122 Views 117 Comments

Kelly is ending his first calendar year as leader of the Labour party.

# labour - Saturday 5 December, 2020

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 5th 2020, 3:25 PM 7,457 Views 7 Comments

Starmer went into quarantine in September when one of his children developed possible symptoms.

# labour - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party
# UK Labour
# UK Labour

Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party

Nov 17th 2020, 7:57 PM 24,134 Views 47 Comments

It comes weeks after the former Labour leader said that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party was “dramatically overstated”.

# labour - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions
# Anatomy Of A Scandal
# Anatomy Of A Scandal

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:40 PM 60,592 Views 0 Comments

What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?

# labour - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Bank defends asking mortgage applicants whether their employer is seeking State Covid assistance
# Ewss
# Ewss

Bank defends asking mortgage applicants whether their employer is seeking State Covid assistance

Oct 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,619 Views 47 Comments

Labour’s Ged Nash has been contacted by a number of constituents over the bank’s approach to the employment wage subsidy scheme.

# labour - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters
# Lagos
# Lagos

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters

Oct 24th 2020, 8:30 AM 17,257 Views 36 Comments

Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.

# labour - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 8:47 PM 29,299 Views 70 Comments

This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.

# labour - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
# Pollsters
# Pollsters

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Oct 8th 2020, 7:25 AM 27,609 Views 67 Comments

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

# labour - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
# Kurzarbeit
# Kurzarbeit

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,502 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

# labour - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Sep 22nd 2020, 6:53 PM 17,425 Views 22 Comments

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

# labour - Monday 14 September, 2020

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill

Sep 14th 2020, 3:34 PM 32,908 Views 40 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.

# labour - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn accuses his own party officials of trying to sabotage the 2017 election
# In-fighting
# In-fighting

Jeremy Corbyn accuses his own party officials of trying to sabotage the 2017 election

Aug 8th 2020, 10:35 AM 22,759 Views 44 Comments

Corbyn and his allies believe there is “overwhelming evidence” of sabotage within the UK Labour ranks.

# labour - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July
# Evictions Ban
# Evictions Ban

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July

Jul 8th 2020, 5:11 PM 13,303 Views 21 Comments

Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.

# labour - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers
# Into The West
# Into The West

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

Jul 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 28,661 Views 48 Comments

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

# labour - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Apr 7th 2020, 11:35 AM 16,503 Views 62 Comments

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

# labour - Sunday 5 April, 2020

'We will be a responsible opposition': Keir Starmer announces new look Labour team
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

'We will be a responsible opposition': Keir Starmer announces new look Labour team

Apr 5th 2020, 8:55 PM 13,599 Views 36 Comments

The new Labour leader appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy as shadow foreign secretary.

# labour - Saturday 4 April, 2020

So who exactly is new UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer?
# NEW LEADER
# NEW LEADER

So who exactly is new UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer?

Apr 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 29,026 Views 26 Comments

Starmer was elected as leader of the party earlier today, replacing Jeremy Corbyn.

Keir Starmer is the new leader of the UK Labour party
# Top Job
# Top Job

Keir Starmer is the new leader of the UK Labour party

Updated Apr 4th 2020, 11:00 AM 33,593 Views 35 Comments

Starmer, a former director of state prosecutions and Labour’s Brexit spokesman, had been the favourite to win the ballot.

# labour - Friday 6 March, 2020

Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party?

Mar 6th 2020, 10:17 AM 33,588 Views 120 Comments

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin are bidding to replace Brendan Howlin as the party’s leader.

# labour - Monday 2 March, 2020

Rent freeze is constitutional according to past legal advice, says Alan Kelly
# Labour
# Labour

Rent freeze is constitutional according to past legal advice, says Alan Kelly

Mar 2nd 2020, 1:43 PM 19,836 Views 67 Comments

Labour leadership candidate Alan Kelly said that he received the advice when he was housing minister.

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister
# Warning
# Warning

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 20,074 Views 36 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.

# labour - Friday 21 February, 2020

Ó Ríordáin pledges to rebuild Labour on traditional party values as he launches leadership campaign
# Leadership Battle
# Leadership Battle

Ó Ríordáin pledges to rebuild Labour on traditional party values as he launches leadership campaign

Feb 21st 2020, 1:27 PM 11,741 Views 33 Comments

Labour members will vote on a new leader at the beginning of April.

# labour - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'No one wants a bar full of vending machines': NI businesses say new UK immigration system will cause labour shortage
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'No one wants a bar full of vending machines': NI businesses say new UK immigration system will cause labour shortage

Feb 19th 2020, 12:30 PM 25,129 Views 48 Comments

Business groups across the UK have also criticised the points-based immigration system.

# labour - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Alan Kelly v Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Two TDs set to compete for Labour leadership
# It's On
# It's On

Alan Kelly v Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Two TDs set to compete for Labour leadership

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 5:57 PM 41,156 Views 117 Comments

Labour members will vote on a new leader at the beginning of April.

# labour - Saturday 15 February, 2020

The Labour Party leadership contest will kick off this morning
# Howlin For You
# Howlin For You

The Labour Party leadership contest will kick off this morning

Feb 15th 2020, 9:35 AM 18,093 Views 85 Comments

The executive board of the Labour Party will meet at 11am.

# labour - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Poll: Who do you think should be the next Labour Party leader?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think should be the next Labour Party leader?

Feb 13th 2020, 9:29 AM 35,949 Views 85 Comments

Brendan Howlin announced yesterday he was stepping down after four years as party leader.

# labour - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Brendan Howlin to step down as leader of the Labour Party
# Change
# Change

Brendan Howlin to step down as leader of the Labour Party

Feb 12th 2020, 3:51 PM 71,297 Views 215 Comments

Howlin has led the party since 2016, when he took over from Joan Burton.

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