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# Labour

This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Labour criticise Government and Commissioner for ‘completely inaccurate’ garda recruit figures
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday said between 700 and 800 new recruits are entering Templemore this year, but the figure to date is 633.
Tánaiste says McEntee will have full backing of all Fianna Fáil TDs if no confidence vote called
Mary Lou McDonald criticised Government TDs for not being present on the scene of last week’s stabbing incident.
Ministers have pledged their full support for Justice Minister Helen McEntee amid threats of a motion of confidence next week
Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald says McEntee's position is untenable.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar aks people to stop connecting migration with crime, saying 'it's not right'.
Increased garda presence planned for Dublin city centre 'up to and beyond Christmas'
Pressure mounts as Harris and McEntee called before justice committee over city centre violence
'Lines were crossed': Sinn Féin maintains pressure on McEntee, as Green TD indicates no confidence
It comes as over three hours have been set aside in the Dáil tomorrow to discuss the events of last Thursday.
Latest opinion poll reveals a drop in support for Sinn Féin
The poll also found three out of five people think Ireland has taken in too many Ukrainian refugees.
Last month
November 2023
Keir Starmer loses eight frontbench MPs in rebellion over stance on Gaza ceasefire
Dozens of MPs defied the Labour leader and backed an amendment calling for a ceasefire in a House of Commons vote last night.
October 2023
Keir Starmer rejects internal pressure to call for Gaza ceasefire as car is mobbed by protesters
UK Labour leader Keir Starmer rejected calls to push for a ceasefire, arguing that a humanitarian pause was the only credible route forward.
UK Labour leader Keir Starmer meets Muslim MPs amid anger over his position on Gaza
In an interview with LBC after Hamas’s atrocity, the Labour leader suggested that Israel has the ‘right’ to cut off power and water from Gaza.
Labour proposes new law to compel supermarkets to publish Irish profits
Labour’s finance spokesperson said: ‘We cannot conclude that price gouging is not a feature of the supermarket system.’
Israeli ambassador's comments about President Michael D Higgins 'unhelpful', says Coveney
Minister Coveney says he doesn’t agree that the ambassador should be expelled.
DUP talking to UK's Labour Party but pressing for Stormont return deal with Conservatives
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said he does not want to wait another year for a deal that will allow his party to return to Stormont.
Keir Starmer’s Labour conference speech disrupted by glitter protester
The protester threw glitter at the Labour leader as he began his keynote speech in Liverpool.
Former Labour leader Brendan Howlin says he will not run in next general election
He has been a TD for the Wexford constituency since 1987.
This year
Keir Starmer says he will renegotiate Brexit deal if elected
The UK Labour leader said he would be seeking a closer trading relationship with the EU.
Sean Sherlock says he will run in Cork North-Central or not run at all in next election
The Electoral Commission report this week outlined that three divisions in the Mallow area, Sherlock’s base, will transfer from Cork East.
Government urged to extend school books grant to secondary schools
The move follows the publication of a Barnardos survey earlier today which found that 24% of secondary school parents had to take out a loan or borrow from friends to cover back to school costs.
Government ‘exploring’ planning exemption for outdoor bike sheds in homes
The announcement comes following a request from the Labour party who said it needs to be made easier for people who want to cycle to do so.
Government accused of 'shocking indifference' after deciding against another eviction ban
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien revealed yesterday that the government has ‘no plans to reinstate a winter eviction ban’.
Holly Cairns: 'Our healthcare shouldn't be informed by Leo saying he feels uncomfortable'
The SocDems leader says Ireland is still exporting the care of some pregnant women.
Tories braced for tough night as polls close in England’s local elections
Photographic ID was required to vote in England for the first time and campaigners said some people had been turned away from polling stations.
UK Labour's Diane Abbot loses party whip after suggesting Jewish, Irish and Traveller people do not face racism
Abbott made the remarks in a letter published in the Observer.
Taoiseach accused of being 'smug' as Labour and FG trade blows on housing record
It comes a day after the Department of Housing released new figures on social housing construction.
Labour call for investigation into 'price gouging' by supermarket chains
Ged Nash said that the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission needed to examine the matter.
Housing crisis: Protest to take place at Leinster House today as eviction ban ends
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Protestors are due to gather outside Leinster House at 1pm.
'Enormous burden': Labour call for removal of wait period for abortion care
Labour Senator Annie Hoey said women are “more than able” to make their own decisions around abortion.
Government wins confidence motion in the Dáil by 86 votes to 67
Green TD Neasa Hourigan, who voted against the government over the eviction ban last week, was among those to vote confidence in the government.
Colum Eastwood rules out SDLP merger with Irish Labour Party
Irish Labour leader Ivana Bacik described the SDLP as a “sister party”.
Labour leader Ivana Bacik calls for ‘structural revolution’ in housing provision
Speaking to delegates in Cork, Bacik said Labour wants to deliver a million homes in 10 years.
Govt facing more eviction ban headaches as Labour and SF prepare motions and new laws
Labour is proceeding with its no-confidence motion, while Sinn Féín proposes new legislation to halt evictions.
Poll: Do you have confidence in the Government?
Labour is expected to table a motion of n0-confidence in the Government.
Anne Rabbitte says she considered quitting politics after excrement thrown at her at meeting
Rabbitte said that she had been limiting public appearances since the incident at a meeting in her constituency in Gort.
Taoiseach says windfall tax 'well advanced' and will be used to help families and businesses
A number of existing supports are due to expire at the end of the month.
Housing Minister denies that rent subsidies are a ‘cash bonus for landlords’
Labour leader Ivana Bacik had criticised the amount of money spent on private-sector provision of housing.
Tributes paid following death of former Education Minister Niamh Bhreathnach
Bhreathnach worked as a Labour party Councillor in Blackrock, Dublin and later as a TD for Dún Laoghaire.
UK MP apologises for describing Israeli government as ‘fascist’
Kim Johnson also said she recognised the use of the term, ‘apartheid state’, was ‘insensitive’.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces shock resignation
Ardern said she would step down no later than 7 February because she no longer had ‘enough in the tank’.
Long overdue ethics laws to keep politicians in check can't be delayed, say opposition
Minister Michael McGrath says very many of Sipo’s asks will be included in legislation reforms.
Irish study reveals clinicians' views on C-sections for new mothers
A maternity care expert said the study shows the pregnant person is “not at the centre of their care”.
Irish Labour leader hails UK counterpart but disagrees with his ban on MPs joining protests
Ivana Bacik said she sees what Keir Starmer has done as a lesson the Labour party here can follow.
Last year
Sinn Féin receive highest amount in disclosed political donations last year
Donations made by TDs, Senators, MEPs across six political parties amounted to €193,511.
Labour leader Keir Starmer calls for a general election 'now' after Liz Truss resigns as PM
‘The Conservative Party has shown it no longer has a mandate to govern,’ said Keir Starmer.