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#Labour Pains

From TheJournal.ie Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts Labour Conference

Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts

A motion on disability cuts has sparked a call for the Tánaiste to resign at the Labour Party conference in Killarney this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour Preview

Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour

Labour members and delegates gather in Killarney for the start of their conference tonight with some signs of improvement in the party’s fortunes.

From TheJournal.ie Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view' Labour Pains

Labour TD says party has 'ceded too much ground to the right-wing point of view'

Joanna Tuffy has said that the party has “ceded too much ground” in coalition with Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie 'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment Labour Pains

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment

John Whelan’s criticism of Pat Rabbitte follows the appointment of John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid.

From TheJournal.ie 'The rich get away relatively free': Ex-Labour councillor explains why he resigned Labour Pains

'The rich get away relatively free': Ex-Labour councillor explains why he resigned

Paddy Bourke has written a letter to constituents informing them of his reasons for quitting the party.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've an absent leader. He's no good to the party': Ex-councillor quits Labour Labour Pains

'We've an absent leader. He's no good to the party': Ex-councillor quits Labour

Steve Wrenn quit as a Dublin city councillor earlier this year to focus on his job, but he’s now cancelled his Labour Party membership altogether.

From TheJournal.ie Three in three days: Another Labour councillor has resigned from the party Labour Pains

Three in three days: Another Labour councillor has resigned from the party

Wicklow County Council chairman Jimmy O’Shaughnessy has quit the party today.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore 'very proud' of 'courageous' Labour members who've stuck with the party Labour Pains

Gilmore 'very proud' of 'courageous' Labour members who've stuck with the party

The Tánaiste was responding to news of a third resignation from Labour’s group of councillors in three days.

From TheJournal.ie Another one bites the dust: Councillor Paddy Bourke resigns from the Labour Party Labour Pains

Another one bites the dust: Councillor Paddy Bourke resigns from the Labour Party

Bourke was not immediately contactable this afternoon, but a spokesperson for Labour confirmed his departure from the party.

From TheJournal.ie Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues' Labour Party

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'

O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth Labour Pains

Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth

The youth arm of the Labour Party called a measure approved by its own party “regressive” and “fundamentally unfair”, but the party rejected ideas that it had attempted to censor the statement.

From TheJournal.ie "He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee Dáil Scenes

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher stuck-up for former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney in the Dáil this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad Seanad

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

From TheJournal.ie Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me' Labour Pains

Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me'

Joan Burton has been speaking about her relationship with Eamon Gilmore this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent Labour Pains

'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent

Alex White said that it was now time to reflect on Labour’s poor showing in an opinion poll published today.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not a good poll': Howlin reacts to Labour's 25-year low Labour Pains

'It's not a good poll': Howlin reacts to Labour's 25-year low

“There’s no point in saying anything else,” the Public Expenditure and Reform Minister admitted this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Labour plunge to 6 per cent in latest poll Labour Pains

Labour plunge to 6 per cent in latest poll

According to this morning’s Irish Times/Ipsos survey, it’s the worst showing for the party in 26 years.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis Labour Pains

Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis

The Tánaiste has defended the Labour Party’s record in government and said that Joan Burton is doing a “fabulous job”.

From TheJournal.ie Chair of Athy Town Council resigns from Labour, joins Sinn Féin Labour Pains

Chair of Athy Town Council resigns from Labour, joins Sinn Féin

Cllr Thomas Redmond has said that he has been contacted by three or four other councillors who may also be considering leaving.

From TheJournal.ie "Labour is lacking backbone" - former Mayor of Fingal leaves Labour Party Labour Pains

"Labour is lacking backbone" - former Mayor of Fingal leaves Labour Party

Cian O’Callaghan says that the party’s future is ‘grim’ unless the ‘authoritarian’ leadership listens to party members.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the lucky escape for tall ship passengers in Kinsale, Labour’s troubles and the royal baby’s name.

From TheJournal.ie Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour Labour Pains

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour

The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil Jenny McHugh

Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil

Meath county councillor Jenny McHugh has quit Labour to join Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie Colm Keaveney hits back: The Labour chief whip is the 'professor of sniping' Labour Pains

Colm Keaveney hits back: The Labour chief whip is the 'professor of sniping'

The former Labour Party chairman has criticised Emmet Stagg and hit out at Labour ministers following his resignation from the party this week.

From TheJournal.ie Labour whip: Colm Keaveney betrayed our party, I welcome his resignation Labour Pains

Labour whip: Colm Keaveney betrayed our party, I welcome his resignation

Emmet Stagg has strongly criticised the chairman of the Labour Party who resigned his membership today.

From TheJournal.ie Colm Keaveney resigns as chairman and as a member of the Labour Party Labour Pains

Colm Keaveney resigns as chairman and as a member of the Labour Party

The Galway East TD and chairman of the party is quitting six months after voting against the Budget.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I can no longer perform this task’: Colm Keaveney’s resignation statement in full Labour Pains

‘I can no longer perform this task’: Colm Keaveney’s resignation statement in full

The Galway East TD has put out a detailed statement explaining his reasons for resigning as chairman and as a member of the Labour Party today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims Labour Pains

'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims

The now independent TD has defended his decision to resign from the Labour Party in the wake of claims he committed “an electoral con-job” on the people of Dublin West.

From TheJournal.ie Labour councillors resign after Gilmore fails to meet them Labour Pains

Labour councillors resign after Gilmore fails to meet them

Two Wicklow county councillors joined TD Patrick Nulty in leaving the Labour Party today, citing the party’s “loss in credibility”.

From TheJournal.ie TD Patrick Nulty resigns as Labour Party member Labour Pains

TD Patrick Nulty resigns as Labour Party member

The TD, elected at a by-election in October 2011 before losing the whip over the Budget two months later, has issued a statement this morning.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I don’t understand why Labour is taking all the hits in government' Labour Pains

‘I don’t understand why Labour is taking all the hits in government'

The communications minister says he’s concerned that Labour is taking a disproportionate share of the public’s austerity anger.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough Labour Pains

Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough Exclusive

The public expenditure minister says suggestions that Labour are in political trouble are premature.

From TheJournal.ie Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date Labour

Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date

The party’s national executive today met and agreed to hold its conference on the 29 and 30 November despite calls from party chairman Colm Keaveney for an earlier date.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat' Labour

Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat'

In an email to party members this evening the Labour leader insists that his party has helped bring Ireland from “a state of economic chaos to stability.”

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government Labour Pains

Gilmore defends Labour's performance in government

The party leader has come in for fierce criticism in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Labour party members demand immediate action on policy Labour Pains

Labour party members demand immediate action on policy

Up to 100 members of the party gathered in Dublin this morning to demand change. They want to see more Labour policies implemented in government.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore admits disappointment at Labour's battering in Meath East Labour Pains

Gilmore admits disappointment at Labour's battering in Meath East

The Tánaiste and Labour leader says his party will “have to do some reflection” on its dramatic slump in the by-election.