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Working Together - A Day in the Life - Marty O'Prey

Posted on March 31, 2014

Continuing our A Day in the life series, here's the latest post taken by our Youth and Development Officer Marty O'Prey. As well as working with Labour Youth, Marty has been out and about canvassing with many of our young candidates. 

You can follow Labour Youth on Twitter and add Labour Youth on Facebook

The series will feature our candidates in the forthcoming Local and European elections, party staff and party members sharing their day in photos to give you a taste of a day in the life of a campaign from all different perspectives.

The images will be posted first on our Instagram account and then compiled here (follow this series online using Webstagram. If you use Instagram do follow us by searching for LabourParty.

  Lorraine's day started with canvassing commuters in Sallins

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Working Together - A Day in the Life - Lorraine Higgins

Posted on March 26, 2014

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Over the next couple of weeks some of our candidates in the forthcoming Local and European elections, party staff and party members will be sharing their day in photos with us to give you a taste of a day in the life of a campaign from all different perspectives. The images will be posted first on our Instagram account and then compiled here (follow this series online using Webstagram

First up is our euro candidate in Ireland Midlands/North West Lorraine Higgins. Lorraine is our representative from Galway East and was appointed as the Taoiseach’s nominee to the Seanad in 2011.

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€36m announced for school improvements

Posted on March 21, 2014

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Nearly 400 schools across every country in ireland will be able to undertake school improvements this summer thanks to Minister Ruairi Quinn who announced funding of €36m for the works today.

"Today's announcement is part of this Government's continued commitment to improve facilities in schools throughout the country. These works will be carried out in schools over the summer months, when the pupils are on holidays, so the disruption to schooling will be kept to a minimum."

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#IrelandInspires

Posted on March 12, 2014

If you haven't seen it yet do take a minute to watch this St Patrick's Day video which was developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Fáilte Ireland in coordination with the State agencies. 

The video was launched yesterday by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who said it 'is about our people, our companies, our culture, our creativity and our country'.

"There's no better time to send a positive message about who we are," the Tánaiste added. 

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Leaders' Questions, March 11th 2014

Posted on March 11, 2014

Leaders' Questions this afternoon was led by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and saw debate on lobbying, Northern Ireland and tax. You can watch the entire debate back from the video.

If you're on Twitter follow Eamon Gilmore and the Labour Party. You can also follow members of our PLP from this list and our candidates in the forthcoming Local Elections from this list.

 

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Prendergast will stand up for Ireland - Gilmore

Posted on March 10, 2014

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Yesterday TDs, Ministers, Senators, Councillors and party members from all over Ireland South gathered in Cork to endorse Phil Prendergast MEP as Labour’s candidate in the forthcoming European Elections for Ireland South.

With standing room only the Labour Leader and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described Phil Prendergast MEP as ‘tireless’ ‘influential’ and an ‘excellent representative’.

“Phil has been an excellent representative for the people of Ireland South. She is someone who has, for three years, fought their corner. And I know that Phil, and the Labour Party, is ready to fight again in May – and win.”

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Don't wait 'til May, Campaign today!

Posted on March 07, 2014

This International Women's Day, Saturday 8th March, Labour Women is asking all party members, all PLP members, and all Labour Women members to donate a few hours of your day and support your local Labour woman running for election. When planning what to do for International Women's Day, Labour Women thought about a public meeting, a networking event, a photo opportunity...and then they decided - the most useful thing they could do this International Women's Day would be to get out and canvass with our local Labour woman putting herself forward for election this May.

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Leaders' Questions, March 6th 2014

Posted on March 06, 2014

Leaders' Questions today was taken by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and saw debate on HSE staffing levels, Rehab, and Bank of Ireland. You can watch the entire debate back from the video.

If you're on Twitter follow Eamon Gilmore and the Labour Party . You can also follow members of our PLP from this list and our candidates in the forthcoming Local Elections from this list .

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What kind of post-crisis Ireland do we want to create - Gilmore

Posted on March 05, 2014

Yesterday in the Dáil the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore spoke about the Government's priorities for the year ahead, on the third anniversary of the Government. 

In his speech he asked following the bailout what kind of post-crisis Ireland do we want to create and what kind of future do we want to build for our children. 

The Tánaiste said: "I want Ireland to be a genuine Republic. Where opportunity is open to all our people. Where if you work for a living, you can afford to live. Where a job pays enough to pay the bills, to buy a home and raise a family. Where you can hope for something better for your children, and where you can grow old in safety and dignity.

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After the Bailout - three years of Labour in Government

Posted on March 04, 2014

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Today marks  three years of the Government and Party Leader Eamon Gilmore , along with Taoiseach Enda Kenny today published ‘After the Bailout’, the third annual report on the Programme for Government. [Download 'After the Bailout' from our Policy Section.]

 

(Click above to listen to the Tánaiste speaking at today's press conference.)

It has been a dramatic three years in many ways, and it has been a time when the Labour Party has faced some tough decisions, but we can now, perhaps for the first time, look forward with some sense of optimism.

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