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From TheJournal.ie Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved Seanad Referendum

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved

Two Labour senators will canvass with the former Fianna Fáil minister in the midlands this week.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion' Budget 2014

Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'

The Education Minister was speaking with just over a month to go until Budget 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Kathleen Lynch on 'not thinking like Labour', next coalition partner and James Reilly Labour Party

Kathleen Lynch on 'not thinking like Labour', next coalition partner and James Reilly

The Minister of State admitted she doesn’t think like other Labour Party members.

From TheJournal.ie The Court of Appeal referendum is one thing all political parties are agreed on Consensus

The Court of Appeal referendum is one thing all political parties are agreed on

Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil, and Sinn Féin will all be calling for a Yes vote in the referendum to establish a Court of Appeal but their campaigns are expected to be low-key.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?

The Labour Party wants to see just €2 billion in cuts in the next budget but economists have said we must stick to the plan. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Thousands expected to attend 1913 commemorations 1913 Lockout

Thousands expected to attend 1913 commemorations

President Michael D Higgins will lead today’s events in Dublin – marking 100 years to the day since Bloody Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad Abolition

'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad

The party has confirmed its intention to support government policy and a Yes vote on 4 October but its chief whip says that there is a 50-50 split in the parliamentary party over the future of the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Video: British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has been egged again Egg Miliband This post contains videos

Video: British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has been egged again

Egg, sorry Ed, Miliband was sent scrambling (we’ll stop now) as he was pelted with eggs while campaigning in south London earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate Election 2016

Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate

But the Fianna Fáíl TD and grandson of the party’s founder cautioned against going into coalition with Fine Gael after the next election as one former colleague of his suggested this week.

From TheJournal.ie Labour says Senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim 'is a matter for himself' Denis Landy

Labour says Senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim 'is a matter for himself'

The Labour Party has indicated it does not intend to pursue a claim from Senator Denis Landy that he was offered a trip abroad in order to miss a crucial Seanad vote last month.

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 'There are better opportunities abroad' - young Labour councillor emigrates Labour Party

'There are better opportunities abroad' - young Labour councillor emigrates

Stephen Fitzpatrick, who served as Eamon Gilmore’s assistant, has resigned from his position on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to move to New Zealand.

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 Gone: MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Labour Resignation

Gone: MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Labour

Childers had already resigned from the parliamentary party in April but is now going to run as an independent.

From TheJournal.ie Senator claiming he was offered holiday to skip Seanad vote won't pursue matter Holiday For Vote

Senator claiming he was offered holiday to skip Seanad vote won't pursue matter

Denis Landy told the Sunday Independent he was offered a holiday in New York to coincide with Seanad votes on its abolition referendum but Labour says he is not pursuing the matter any further at this point.

From TheJournal.ie Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn Abortion

Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn

The constitutional ban on abortion will come under scrutiny in the new Dáil term.

From TheJournal.ie Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly' Revealed

Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly'

TDs have denied there was a “mad drunken session” as the Dáil debated the abortion bill on Wednesday and Thursday but questions have arisen out of the lapgate incident and the Dáil bar being open until 5am.

From TheJournal.ie Keaveney: 'A lot of TDs are curious about a referendum on the abortion law' Article 27

Keaveney: 'A lot of TDs are curious about a referendum on the abortion law'

The former Labour chairman, Colm Keaveney, continues to indicate that TDs and Senators could force a referendum on the abortion legislation, using a little-known provision of the Constitution to petition the President.

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 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 Gilmore: 'Did we manage to achieve everything we wanted? No, this is a coalition Government' Labour Party

Gilmore: 'Did we manage to achieve everything we wanted? No, this is a coalition Government'

Speaking at the Tom Johnson Summer School in Cork, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore says as a partner in government there are things they have not yet achieved, but there have been achievements.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin TD asks locals to ‘bring your willies’ to community event Willies

Dublin TD asks locals to ‘bring your willies’ to community event

A spokesperson has confirmed that it is definitely a typo. Phew.

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 Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’ Election Promises

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’

“Isn’t that what you do during an election?”: Pat Rabbitte says his RTÉ comments were misrepresented… by Vincent Browne.

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 Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland Opinion

Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland

A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.

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 'There's no point in pretending that this is a Labour Govt' - Labour TD Labour

'There's no point in pretending that this is a Labour Govt' - Labour TD

Robert Dowds made the statement when calling for those who had lost the whip to rejoin the fold.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before? Opinion

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?

The Irish electorate is both a strange beast and an angry and vengeful one at the moment, writes Gary Murphy, who says while the people might be punishing Labour, it will not herald a new political force.

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.”

11 people who aren't very big fans of clampers Clamp Support This post contains videos

11 people who aren't very big fans of clampers

Talk about being caught rapid.

From TheJournal.ie Here's who is attending Thatcher's funeral on behalf of the Irish government... Thatcher

Here's who is attending Thatcher's funeral on behalf of the Irish government...

With the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste unavailable, it will be Education Minister Ruairí Quinn who attends the late British Prime Minister’s funeral next week.

From TheJournal.ie Opposition parties attack Labour for 'political posturing' over water charges Water Charges

Opposition parties attack Labour for 'political posturing' over water charges

An announcement from the Tánaiste that charges will not be implemented next January has drawn criticism from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin.

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 'I couldn't have gone on' - Nessa Childers on trying to 'save the Labour party' Labour

'I couldn't have gone on' - Nessa Childers on trying to 'save the Labour party'

The MEP will address a meeting of the Campaign for Labour Policies group in Dublin today which is likely to hear plenty of criticism of the junior coalition party.