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Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week
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Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week

Thu 4:37 PM 27,042 Views 33 Comments

Breege O’Connor tells how she spent her late stages of labour in the car park of the maternity hospital due to Covid restrictions preventing her husband from joining her.

Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax
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Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax

Oct 10th 2021, 7:01 AM 20,428 Views 4 Comments

Budget 2012 was the first budget of the Fine Gael/Labour era.

Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power
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Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power

Oct 8th 2021, 5:36 PM 16,055 Views 57 Comments

A refundable tax credit is contained in Sinn Féin’s alternative budget.

Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces
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Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces

Sep 11th 2021, 4:26 PM 16,491 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin, the Social Democrats and Labour have called for an independent inquiry into the issue, which was revealed in an RTÉ documentary today.

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus
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New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 10:45 PM 18,521 Views 6 Comments

Senior health sources say new guidelines would allow partners to stay all through labour and birth in single-occupancy rooms.

Labour TD Ivana Bacik apologises for attending Merrion Hotel party
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Labour TD Ivana Bacik apologises for attending Merrion Hotel party

Aug 9th 2021, 6:28 PM 31,249 Views 100 Comments

In a statement, Bacik said that Labour leader Alan Kelly had accepted her apology.

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
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'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?

Jul 9th 2021, 10:18 PM 32,348 Views 72 Comments

The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.

Ivana Bacik promises to be 'strong, progressive, woman’s voice' as she's elected to the Dáil
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# Dublin Bay South

Ivana Bacik promises to be 'strong, progressive, woman’s voice' as she's elected to the Dáil

Jul 9th 2021, 9:26 PM 25,647 Views 50 Comments

Bacik fills the seat left vacant by Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy.

'As far as we know' Labour members did not engage in fake polling, says Ó Ríordain
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'As far as we know' Labour members did not engage in fake polling, says Ó Ríordain

Jun 11th 2021, 2:23 PM 5,410 Views 21 Comments

The TD says no such polling was ever “sanctioned” by the party leadership.

Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat
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# Dublin Bay South

Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat

Jun 9th 2021, 5:30 PM 20,550 Views 45 Comments

Kelly said that Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are trying to present the race as “a dichotomy”.

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?
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# Blue Steel

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?

Jun 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,952 Views 54 Comments
  • The party will fancy their chances but there's an opportunity for others to spring a surprise, writes Rónán Duffy
  • Will Eamon Ryan's personal vote be retained in Green hands or could Labour be the beneficiaries?
  • When Sinn Féin drives turnout it has a chance anywhere but is it a case of right time but wrong place?
Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
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# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 59,172 Views 183 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid
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# Dublin Bay South

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid

May 17th 2021, 9:59 PM 15,929 Views 39 Comments

The long-time Senator is looking to win a Dáil seat for Labour in Dublin Bay South.

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years
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# Jill Mortimer

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years

May 7th 2021, 7:18 AM 17,300 Views 40 Comments

The defeat will be a blow to Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour.

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life
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# Out Of Work

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 76,895 Views 80 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordán said the country can’t afford to lose another generation.

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly
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# AstraZeneca

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly

Apr 13th 2021, 1:12 PM 16,247 Views 61 Comments

The Labour leader says clear advice and practical guidance by public health experts is needed now for the over 60s.

Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people
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# Gambling

Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people

Mar 19th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,888 Views 36 Comments

A Bill proposed by Senator Mark Wall would ban gambling advertisements in Ireland.

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful
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# Courts

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful

Feb 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,704 Views 23 Comments

The Labour senator says any downplaying of the seriousness of sexual assaults in the courts will cause the further regression of social attitudes towards these crimes.

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?

Jan 31st 2021, 10:10 AM 72,266 Views 176 Comments

Labour says a blanket ban on pet ownership for renters is unfair.

Labour calls for NPHET to perform a risk assessment on schools before they return
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# School Reopening

Labour calls for NPHET to perform a risk assessment on schools before they return

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 10:31 AM 73,088 Views 135 Comments

People Before Profit has called for schools to remain closed for the month of January.

'Debt piled up. I was a 50-year-old single parent bringing up a teenage girl'
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# Debt

'Debt piled up. I was a 50-year-old single parent bringing up a teenage girl'

Dec 25th 2020, 6:00 PM 13,790 Views 2 Comments

Harry Pearson on writing ‘The Farther Corner’.

Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'
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# Interview

Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'

Dec 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 33,153 Views 117 Comments

Kelly is ending his first calendar year as leader of the Labour party.

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19
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# Coronavirus

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 5th 2020, 3:25 PM 7,457 Views 7 Comments

Starmer went into quarantine in September when one of his children developed possible symptoms.

Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party
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# UK Labour

Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party

Nov 17th 2020, 7:57 PM 24,146 Views 47 Comments

It comes weeks after the former Labour leader said that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party was “dramatically overstated”.

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions
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# Anatomy Of A Scandal

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:40 PM 60,655 Views 0 Comments

What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?

Bank defends asking mortgage applicants whether their employer is seeking State Covid assistance
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# Ewss

Bank defends asking mortgage applicants whether their employer is seeking State Covid assistance

Oct 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,898 Views 47 Comments

Labour’s Ged Nash has been contacted by a number of constituents over the bank’s approach to the employment wage subsidy scheme.

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters
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# Lagos

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters

Oct 24th 2020, 8:30 AM 17,258 Views 36 Comments

Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'
# Budget 2021
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# Budget 2021

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 8:47 PM 29,307 Views 70 Comments

This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
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# Pollsters

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Oct 8th 2020, 7:25 AM 27,610 Views 67 Comments

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
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# Kurzarbeit

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,506 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic
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# Sick Leave

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Sep 22nd 2020, 6:53 PM 17,440 Views 22 Comments

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
# Dying With Dignity
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# Dying With Dignity

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill

Sep 14th 2020, 3:34 PM 32,924 Views 40 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.

Jeremy Corbyn accuses his own party officials of trying to sabotage the 2017 election
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# In-fighting

Jeremy Corbyn accuses his own party officials of trying to sabotage the 2017 election

Aug 8th 2020, 10:35 AM 22,762 Views 44 Comments

Corbyn and his allies believe there is “overwhelming evidence” of sabotage within the UK Labour ranks.

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July
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# Evictions Ban

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July

Jul 8th 2020, 5:11 PM 13,303 Views 21 Comments

Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers
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# Into The West

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

Jul 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 28,662 Views 48 Comments

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response
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# Government Formation

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Apr 7th 2020, 11:35 AM 16,503 Views 62 Comments

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

'We will be a responsible opposition': Keir Starmer announces new look Labour team
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# Fresh Faces

'We will be a responsible opposition': Keir Starmer announces new look Labour team

Apr 5th 2020, 8:55 PM 13,599 Views 36 Comments

The new Labour leader appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy as shadow foreign secretary.

So who exactly is new UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer?
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# NEW LEADER

So who exactly is new UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer?

Apr 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 29,035 Views 26 Comments

Starmer was elected as leader of the party earlier today, replacing Jeremy Corbyn.

Keir Starmer is the new leader of the UK Labour party
# Top Job
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# Top Job

Keir Starmer is the new leader of the UK Labour party

Updated Apr 4th 2020, 11:00 AM 33,603 Views 35 Comments

Starmer, a former director of state prosecutions and Labour’s Brexit spokesman, had been the favourite to win the ballot.

Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party?
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# Poll

Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party?

Mar 6th 2020, 10:17 AM 33,590 Views 120 Comments

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin are bidding to replace Brendan Howlin as the party’s leader.

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