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From TheJournal.ie Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign Seanad Referendum

Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign

The post-mortem begins as Enda Kenny’s four-year campaign to get the Seanad abolished flounders.

From TheJournal.ie Mail on Sunday apologises to Ed Miliband Apology

Mail on Sunday apologises to Ed Miliband

A Mail on Sunday reporter sneaked in to a memorial service for the British Labour Party leader’s uncle.

From TheJournal.ie 'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad Seanad

'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad

It wasn’t the first time the government has lost a vote in the upper house but it came with the referendum just two days away.

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 Labour: 'The case for retention of the Seanad has failed' Seanad Referendum

Labour: 'The case for retention of the Seanad has failed'

Labour made its closing argument ahead of Friday’s referendum at a press conference in Dublin today.

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 Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies Election 2014

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies

The division of Ireland into three new constituencies presents some interesting challenges for the political parties and independents who hope to run.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe Election 2014

Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe

The director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation insisted that approaches have been at a “junior level” and said that no formal offer has been made to him about running in next year’s elections.

From TheJournal.ie New poll sees popularity boost for Labour and Sinn Fein Poll

New poll sees popularity boost for Labour and Sinn Fein

The Labour party and Sinn Fein are the only parties to see a rise in popularity, both standing at 11 per cent and 18 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition Seanad Referendum

Poll shows only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition

Data from the Red C poll published in the Sunday Business Post at the weekend shows that there is strong support among Fine Gael voters for abolition.

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 Joan Burton: ‘Eamon Gilmore has always been supportive of me and I am for him’ Troubled Water?

Joan Burton: ‘Eamon Gilmore has always been supportive of me and I am for him’

Recently there has been speculation that the relationship between the leader and deputy leader of the Labour Party is turning sour, but she says this is not the case.

From TheJournal.ie "There is nothing decided on welfare cap" - Joan Burton Welfare

"There is nothing decided on welfare cap" - Joan Burton

Reports today say that cuts to Social Protection will amount to a welfare cap, but the Minister for Social Protection says nothing has been decided.

From TheJournal.ie Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles' European Elections

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'

The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour

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.