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#Labour Pains

From TheJournal.ie Consigned to the knacker's yard, Pat Rabbitte doesn't know if he'll run again The Rabbitte

Consigned to the knacker's yard, Pat Rabbitte doesn't know if he'll run again

The former communications minister has given a typically outspoken interview to Newstalk today.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree) Impartiality

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: 'Are you embarrassed?' Labour Pains

Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: 'Are you embarrassed?'

She also compared the Tánaiste to Margaret Thatcher.

From TheJournal.ie What can Labour do to win back support? State Of The Nation

What can Labour do to win back support?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Did Labour break its own rules to make this man one of its most senior officials? Questions Being Asked

Did Labour break its own rules to make this man one of its most senior officials?

While there are no concerns about David Leach’s suitability for the role of general secretary it may not have been done in line with the Labour’s own constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste Work To Be Done

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste

She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll Labour Pains

Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll

A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government Labour Pains

Grassroots Labour group to call for renegotiation of the Programme for Government

Campaign for Labour Policies believe the Labour party should withdraw from coalition if Fine Gael doesn’t give them ‘everything they want’.

From TheJournal.ie Labour's choice: Joan Burton is the favourite, but Alex White is banking on his message of renewal Analysis

Labour's choice: Joan Burton is the favourite, but Alex White is banking on his message of renewal

Barring a late entrant one of Alex White or Joan Burton will be the next leader of the Labour Party and Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership Contest

'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership

The Minister of State at the Department of Health has promised to “bridge the disconnect” between his party and voters.

From TheJournal.ie The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out The Mourning After

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out

Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader Labour Pains This post contains videos

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader

The announcement comes after it emerged today that two motions of no-confidence in his leadership would be tabled in coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore's 'job of work' is over, but what next for the Labour Party? Analysis This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he'd be Labour leader in 2016 Not To Be This post contains videos

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he'd be Labour leader in 2016

The Tánaiste sat down with TheJournal.ie to discuss the recent problems facing the coalition and his future in government exactly a week before he announced his resignation.

From TheJournal.ie Scapegoating, inevitable, the right thing to do - Everyone wants their say on Gilmore's resignation Labour Pains

Scapegoating, inevitable, the right thing to do - Everyone wants their say on Gilmore's resignation

Colleagues and opposition politicians alike have been reacting to the news, with most Labour TDs saying the party needs some new direction.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Labour will select their new leaders Meet The New Boss

Here's how Labour will select their new leaders

We should have a new Labour leader and deputy leader by 4 July, all going well.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore to face two no-confidence motions Labour Pains

Eamon Gilmore to face two no-confidence motions

The Labour leader is under pressure following the party’s disaster at the polls over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Labour senator: I'm tired of being bullied by Gilmore's henchmen Mad As Hell

Labour senator: I'm tired of being bullied by Gilmore's henchmen

John Whelan has said the party’s leadership has become out-of-touch with voters and arrogant.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: I'm sorry we weren't able to deliver on our promises Labour Pains

Rabbitte: I'm sorry we weren't able to deliver on our promises

The Communications Minister was asked whether he thought people who voted Labour in 2011 were due an apology…

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: The Labour Party has taken a shellacking from citizens Labour Pains

Joan Burton: The Labour Party has taken a shellacking from citizens

Joan Burton insisted she has confidence in Eamon Gilmore at the count centre in Citywest today but the endorsement appeared lukewarm.

From TheJournal.ie 'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better' Labour Pains

'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'

The Minister for Communications says that there is “no plot” to overthrow Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle Full Interview This post contains videos

VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle Exclusive

Watch our full, wide-ranging interview with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at TheJournal.ie’s offices yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign Awkward

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign

Labour was launching its local and European election manifestos in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Bus and rail union tells members: don't vote for Fine Gael or Labour No Love On The Tracks

Bus and rail union tells members: don't vote for Fine Gael or Labour

The union says that plans to privatise the bus network would see their livelihoods ‘decimated’.

From TheJournal.ie Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark' Labour Pains

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'

An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour Labour Pains

Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour

The Tánaiste said he has a “very frank discussion” with Prendergast in his office earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains Election 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: No, Phil... I'm not quitting Labour Pains

Gilmore: No, Phil... I'm not quitting

A Labour MEP threw a spanner in the works of Labour’s election campaign this morning by calling for Eamon Gilmore to resign…

From TheJournal.ie The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives Analysis

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives

There’s plenty for the political parties and the independents to think about after the first European election poll at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call Unhappy Gilmore

'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call

Party members have been delivering a united message this morning, criticising Phil Prendergast for not ‘holding her nerve’ amid bad poll results.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party?

MEP Phil Prendergast made the call following the party’s poor performance in recent opinion polls.

From TheJournal.ie Labour MEP says Gilmore has to go, endorses Joan Burton for leadership For The Chop?

Labour MEP says Gilmore has to go, endorses Joan Burton for leadership

Phil Prendergast’s call comes in the wake of an opinion poll that put support for her re-election bid in Ireland South at just 4 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Government takes a beating in new opinion polls Labour Pains

Government takes a beating in new opinion polls

But it is good news for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not personal': Senator challenging Phil Prendergast for Labour MEP nomination Election 2014

'It's not personal': Senator challenging Phil Prendergast for Labour MEP nomination

Labour senator John Gilroy reckons he would have a better chance than incumbent MEP Phil Prendergast of holding the party’s seat in Ireland South.

From TheJournal.ie The 29 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in government Labour Pains

The 29 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in government

It’s not a list which will make good reading for Eamon Gilmore or those still in the Labour Party…

From TheJournal.ie Number 28: Mallow town councillor is the latest to resign from Labour Labour Pains

Number 28: Mallow town councillor is the latest to resign from Labour

Jerry Mullally has quit the party today.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure Labour Pains

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure

That’s now 27 councillors who have left the party since it went into government with all of them citing coalition policies as one of their reasons for quitting.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney joining Fianna Fáil Colm Keaveney

Confirmed: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney joining Fianna Fáil

The surprise move by the former chairman of the Labour Party will see him join Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary ranks in the Dáil. He will not run for Europe next year as had been expected.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift' Labour

WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift'

The Social Protection Minister was speaking to TheJournal.ie at the Labour Party national conference in Killarney at the weekend.