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We will deliver social recovery to accompany the economic recovery now under way - Burton

Posted on July 11, 2014

"Today, this Government is setting out how it will avail of that opportunity to ensure that the recovery improves living standards for every person, every family and every community... We will deliver a social recovery - to ensure that the burden borne by the people of this country has not been in vain," the Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil today during a speech following the Cabinet reshuffle. 

The Tánaiste also confirmed a construction programme to triple the number of houses built to 25,000 a year by 2020 as well as the holding of a referendum on marriage equality next spring. You can read the Tánaiste's entire speech in our media centre or watch it back from the video.

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New cabinet announced

Posted on July 11, 2014

Labour Ministers

This afternoon the Tánaiste Joan Burton announced her appointees to Cabinet. They are Minister Joan Burton – Social Protection; Minister Alan Kelly – Environment and Local Government; Minister Brendan Howlin - Public Expenditure and Reform; Minister Jan O’Sullivan – Education; Minister Alex White – Communications and Minister Ged Nash  – Business and Employment (Super Junior).

If you're on Twitter you can follow most of our new Ministers on Twitter. You can also follow the Labour Party for all the latest news. 

Minister Joan Burton 
Minister Alan Kelly
Minister Jan O’Sullivan
Minister Alex White 
Minister Ged Nash

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Joan Burton elected Leader of the Labour Party

Posted on July 04, 2014

The new Leader of the Labour Party and Tanaiste is Joan Burton and the new Deputy Leader is Alan Kelly. Below you can hear what Joan said following her election.

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And below that we've also posted what Alan Kelly told party members following his election. We'll have more photographs from the day soon on Flickr. Congratulations to both Joan and Alan and well done to all the other candidates for a great leadership campaign. A big thanks also to our party members for their enthusiastic participation and engagement.

 

 

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Leaders' Questions - June 26th 2014

Posted on June 26, 2014

Leaders' Questions today was taken by Minister Ruairi Quinn. The issues debated were social welfare fraud, the health budget, and the Housing Assistance Payment. You can watch the entire proceedings back from the video.

If you're on Twitter follow Labour for all the latest news. 

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Livestreaming the final Leadership debate

Posted on June 26, 2014

hustings

The final Leadership hustings takes places tonight and once again we're livestreaming the debate here from 7.30pm, do tune in and you can also follow Labour on Twitter for more updates

The two candidates for party leader are Deputy Joan Burton and Deputy Alex White while the candidates for Deputy Leader are deputies Ciara Conway, Alan Kelly, Michael McCarthy and Sean Sherlock

We've compiled a playlist of all the Leadership candidates' speeches which you can view back from our YouTube channel.

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Saturday morning - Europe's role in Reducing Inequality - Tom Johnson Summer School 2014

Posted on June 21, 2014

In this post Angelina Cox posts about the session Saturday panel at the Tom Johnson Summer School entitled 'Europe's Role in Reducing Inequality'.

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Saturday morning - Exclusion in modern Ireland panel - Tom Johnson Summer School 2014

Posted on June 21, 2014

Tom Johnson Summer School 2014

In this post Grace Williams from UCD Labour posts about the Saturday morning panel which looked at Exclusion in Modern Ireland.

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Friday evening - Professor Richard Wilkinson - Tom Johnson Summer School 2014

Posted on June 20, 2014

Professor Richard Wilkinson speaking at the Tom Johnson Summer School

In this post Andrew O'Driscoll posts about Friday evening's keynote speech from Professor Richard Wilkinson.

Professor Wilkinson is a best selling author and a believer in social democratic values. Speaking at Labour Youths Tom Johnson Summer School he highlighted the many social problems that have a clear correlation with income inequality. Wilkinson explains that having more material substance means little to our well being and life span in rich developing nations, “We need to stop associating external wealth with internal well being”.

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Friday night - address by SIPTU President Jack O'Connor - Tom Johnson Summer School 2014

Posted on June 20, 2014

Jack O'Connor addressing Tom Johnson Summer School 2014

In this post Shane Folan posts about the speech delivered to the Tom Johnson Summer School by SIPTU President Jack O'Connor.

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Friday night - Tom Johnson Summer School 2014

Posted on June 20, 2014

Tom Johnson 2014 Friday evening

Over the weekend we'll be posting updates from the Tom Johnson Summer School which is being held in Portlaoise and organised by Labour Youth. You can keep up-to-date with the weekend's events by following Labour Youth on Twitter

In this post Rachel Walsh posts about the first session which saw Senator John Whelan welcome participants to Portlaoise followed by a panel which discussed the Importance of Equality in the current political landscape. The panelists were Deputy Anne Ferris, Tom Healy from the Nevin Economic Research Institute, Dan O'Neill from the Young Workers Network and Ian Power from Spun Out.

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