Labour leader’s vote offer won’t be reciprocated

Labour’s olive branch offer of support for like-minded opposition parties has been snubbed by the Social Democrats and Greens — despite an appeal to maximise “progressive” voices in the Dáil.

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'At least Leo didn't give him housing or health' - Brendan Howlin hits out at Shane Ross

The Labour leader Brendan Howlin has hit out at the Government, saying they are wasting the recovering economy.

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Brendan Howlin: Labour has what it takes to tackle housing crisis

The Labour Party leader has dismissed talk of dissatisfaction within the party.

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Tributes paid on passing of former Ceann Comhairle Seamus Pattison

Tributes have been paid to Former Ceann Comhairle Seamus Pattison, has died aged 81 following a long illness.

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Labour members launch alternatives to austerity campaign

A small group of Labour grassroots members frustrated by Government cuts have launched a campaign to promote alternatives to austerity.

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Labour TD condemns 'thuggish' behaviour of party-conference protesters

A Labour TD has branded protestors who broke through garda barriers outside the Labour Party annual conference at the weekend as "thugs".

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Gilmore condemns 'violent minority' of demonstrators

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has today condemned the protesters who clashed with gardaí at the Labour Party's annual conference in Galway yesterday.

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Vatican, banking and abortion motions debated at Labour conference

The Labour Party has rejected a motion that would have called on the Government to re-open the Vatican embassy.

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Gilmore defends Government in face of protests

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore argued the Government acts only in the public interest - just hours after a violent protest disrupted his party's national conference.

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Protesters break through Garda lines at Labour conference

Hundreds of angry protesters stormed Garda barricades at a Labour Party conference today.

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Gilmore: Ending private-school subsidies would not save €90m

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today that ending taxpayer subsidies to private fee-paying schools would not save the taxpayer €90m a year.

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Howlin calls for 'root-and-branch' change to ethics legislation

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform says the findings of the Mahon Tribunal show a need for a root-and-branch reworking of ethics legislation.

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Labour conference prepares for protests

A number of protests are to take place outside the Labour Party's centenary conference in Galway today.

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Tánaiste: Lowry and O'Brien meetings issue 'a distraction'

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today that Ministers have to talk to elected representatives in the Dáil, such as Michael Lowry, regardless of whether they like them or not.

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Costello: Government has made 'reasonably good start'

A Labour Party Junior Minister has today said the Government has made a "reasonably good start" in restoring Ireland's reputation globally.

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Labour conference to begin tonight

Hundreds of grass-roots Labour members are set to gather in Galway today for the party’s 66th annual conference, its first major gathering since entering the coalition with Fine Gael 13 months ago.

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Labour 'working too much without getting message across', says Shortall

The Labour Party has not been successful in "getting the message across" since it entered Government, Junior Health Minister Roisin Shortall said today.

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Gilmore eyes constitutional reform

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore wants to rework the constitution to make it fit for a more modern Ireland if his party leads the next Government.

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Burton: Country will pay high price for recovery

Deputy leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton has warned there will be a high price to pay for recovery in the economy - even with her party in Government.

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Labour demands new national forum on primary education

The Labour Party is today demanding a new national forum on primary education to explore what to do about the issues of ethos and religious belief.

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Labour conference continues today

Jobs, the economy and the banking crisis will take centre stage at the Labour party national conference in Galway today.

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Gilmore: Labour can lead next Government

Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore says he still believes his party can lead the next Government.

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Burton calls on Govt to abolish tax shelters

The Labour Party is accusing Fianna Fáil ministers of conniving with accountants and lawyers to help rich people evade tax.

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Labour Party conference continues

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore will today use the party’s 64th national conference to rally supporters ahead of the local and European Parliament elections in June.

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SIPTU president warns Labour not to support Fine Gael

The President of SIPTU has launched a stinging attack on Fine Gael.

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Labour criticises FF economic policies

Labour Party TD Michael D Higgins said Irish people are now paying a dear price for "disastrous policies" imposed by successive Fianna Fáil-led governments.

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Labour conference to focus on economy

Senior members of the Labour Party are gathering in Clonmel this afternoon for their annual two-day think-in session.

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'High earners benefit from tax relief in pensions'

Thousands of high earners received almost €100m in tax relief on their pensions, the Labour Party conference heard today.

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Labour promises health reforms

The Labour Party has said it will reform occupational pensions if it gets into Government following the next general election.

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Labour pledges cut in standard rate tax

The Labour Party will cut the standard tax rate from 20% to 18% if it gets into government, it was claimed tonight.

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Rabbitte dismisses opinion poll slide

Labour leader Pat Rabbitte today dismissed the latest opinion poll which shows support for his party has dropped by 2%.

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Garda Bill ‘will not lead to effective community policing’

A former vice-chairman of the North's Policing Board has said he believes the Garda Bill may not be effective in bringing about the right changes in community policing for the foreseeable future.

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Garda reform up for discussion at Labour think-in

The Labour Party is due to focus on the issues of Garda reform and community policing on the concluding day of its two-day policy meeting in Cork today.

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