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Deputy Leader candidate - Minister Alan Kelly

Posted on June 09, 2014

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Alan Kelly T.D. is the Minister for Public & Commuter Transport. Aged 38, married with two children and party activist all his life, he was both a former ebusiness manager and SIPTU shop steward for Failte Ireland. A graduate of UCC & UCD, he founded the Jim Kemmy/UCC branch of the Labour Party.

Alan is a former Chair of Labour Youth and has been actively involved in the North Tipperary Labour Party all his life as well as being active in campaigns across multiple constituencies, particularly in Cork and Dublin.

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Deputy Leader candidate - Deputy Ciara Conway

Posted on June 09, 2014

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I am Standing for Deputy Leader for One Reason . Our Party - its values, its ideals - has experienced a great setback. We need to be inspired again. Made enthusiastic, committed to a future based on the values of equality, community, solidarity with each other, freedom and dignity. We need to rediscover hope.

A Deputy Leader can have great influence and power. I do no seek the position of Deputy Leader to achieve executive power. If elected Deputy Leader I will not accept any Ministerial position.

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Moran petitions RTE to show live coverage of Special Olympics’ national games

Posted on June 06, 2014

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Labour Senator and spokesperson on Disability, Mary Moran is seeking support for her petition her petition to RTE, calling on them to televise both the opening ceremony and part of the finals of the National Special Olympic, which will be held in Limerick between the 11th -15th June.

[If you would like to lend your support to Senator Mary Moran’s campaign, you can sign from here.]

RTÉ has committed to including some coverage of the games in news bulletins or current affairs programmes but national broadcaster, has no plans to broadcast live coverage of the games.Senator Moran thinks it is only fair that a sporting event of this magnitude should be given the same amount of live air-time as other sporting events.

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Labour Leadership campaign

Posted on June 04, 2014

At the close of nominations for Leader of the Labour Party Deputy Joan Burton and Deputy Alex White were both nominated to contest the post of Leader. Four nominations were received for Deputy Leader; Deputy Ciara Conway, Deputy Alan Kelly, Deputy Michael McCarthy and Deputy Sean Sherlock were all nominated for the post.

Five sets of hustings have been organised where all the candidates for all posts will be asked to participate and make their case to party members. The hustings will be held in North Dublin on June 9th, Galway on June 16th, Cork on June 19th, Portlaoise at Labour Youth’s Tom Johnson Summer School on June 21st and South Dublin on June 26th.

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Nominations open for Leader and Deputy Leader of Labour Party

Posted on May 28, 2014

On Monday the Labour Leader and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announced his decision to stand down as leader of the party.

Speaking at the press conference the Tánaiste said: “The Party and the Government must move on to a new phase and look to the future. Where we have had successes, we must build on them. Where we have fallen short, we must do better.

“Where new problems are arising, we must find solutions for them. We must, and we will, continue to put the country and the needs of the Irish people first. And in doing so, we must hear, heed and act on the clear message we received last Friday.

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Use your vote

Posted on May 23, 2014

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Voting in the Local, European and Byelections will close at 10pm this evening and right up until then our Labour candidates will be working to get as many votes as possible. If you're not sure who the Labour candidates are in your area you can find the full list in our people section. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest news by following Labour on Twitter.

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Final press conference of the campaign

Posted on May 22, 2014

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Commuters in Dublin's St Stephen's Green were entertained this morning with a samba band who were accompanying the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore, Deputy Leader Joan Burton, Dublin's MEP Emer Costello and our Dublin West byelection candidate Loraine Mulligan for our final press conference of the campaign. 

From then on it has been a busy day, not only for Eamon, Joan, Emer and Loraine but for all our candidates up and down the country who are still continuing to pound  pavements, knocking on doors and talking to constituents.

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Dealing with Ireland's Bank Debt

Posted on May 22, 2014

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Yesterday afternoon, the Labour Deputy Leader Joan Burton, Dublin's MEP Emer Costello and our Dublin West byelection candidate Loraine Mulligan published a briefing paper Options for Ireland's Bank Debt. The paper, by UCD economist, Professor Karl Whelan, examines the issue of legacy banking debt and suggests additional ways in which both the Government and Ireland's MEPs can push for a deal that will further help our economic recovery. [Download 'Options for Ireland's Bank Debt from our policy section.]

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Six-Point Plan for Making Recovery Local launched by Lorraine Higgins

Posted on May 20, 2014

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Our euro election candidate for Ireland Midlands/North West Lorraine Higgins launched her six-point plan for Making Recovery Local this afternoon. Her plan aims to revitalise main streets across the Midlands/North West and promote new initiatives to support entrepreneurs and small business.

[Download Lorraine's Six-Point Plan for Making Recovery Local]

Proposing her plan Lorraine said she wanted to ensure the recovery is not a 'Dublin-led bubble' but sustainable economic growth that 'touches every town and village across my constituency of the Midlands/North West'.

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Labour is Working - Labour in the community

Posted on May 20, 2014

Labour is Working - Communities

The hallmark of Labour councillors, has and always will be, their hard work and dedication to their local communities. That is what Labour councillors do. They work day after day on the issues that matter most to people in their local areas, whether it’s protecting playing fields and open spaces, investing in parks and playgrounds, making local youth, library and recreational facilities better or ensuring that parking, planning and cleansing services actually respond to the needs of local residents.

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