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Leaders' Questions, October 17th 2014

Posted on October 17, 2013

Leaders' Questions this morning, taken by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, saw debate on social welfares meausures in Budget 2014. You can watch the entire debate back from the accompanying video.

If you're on Twitter you can follow the Labour Party and the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

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Working our way to recovery - Budget 2014

Posted on October 15, 2013

Over the last two and a half years Ireland has made enormous progress and at the end of this year we are poised to regain control of our economy. This is the last of the bailout budgets and the treatment has been tough. It has been hard to do what is necessary but it is working and it will work. The economy is growing and we are creating jobs and reducing unemployment. We are working our way to recovery.

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Leaders' Questions, October 10th 2013

Posted on October 10, 2013

Leaders' Questions, taken by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, this morning saw debate on the recent HIQA Report into maternity services, and fuel costs. You can watch the entire debate back from the accompanying video.

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Labour Women Bootcamp

Posted on October 07, 2013

Labour Women bootcamp

This weekend 25 dynamic and impressive women gathered in Portlaoise for the first Labour Women pre election “Bootcamp” for local election candidates. Sinead Ahern, chairperson of Labour Women, has blogged about the weekend over on Labour Women's section of our website, do check it out from here.

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Gilmore, Burton and White urge people to vote YES on Friday

Posted on October 02, 2013

Final press conference before Seanad and Court of Appeals referenda

Today saw the last press conference on the referenda on the Court of Appeals and the abolition of the Seanad before the broadcast moratorium. Present at the event was the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, our Director of Elections Minister Alex White and Minister Joan Burton.

[Minister Alex White spoke to us about the campaign and asked people to make sure they used their vote, you can listen to what he said from the audioboo above.]

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore spoke of reforming politics and public life and urged people to get out and vote.

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Directly-Elected Mayor for Dublin

Posted on September 30, 2013

Mayor for Dublin

In May 2014 Dublin voters will be asked in a referendum whether or not they want to have a directly-elected mayor for the whole city. The referendum will take place at the same time as the local elections.

Currently, Dublin is made up of four councils – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, with Labour Cllr Carrie Smyth as Chairperson, South Dublin, with Labour Cllr Dermot Looney as Mayor, Dublin City, with Labour Cllr Oisín Quinn as Lord Mayor, and Fingal, with Cllr Kieran Dennison as Mayor.

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Referenda campaign update

Posted on September 27, 2013

Minister Joan Burton and Minister Alex White canvassing in Blanchardstown

This week has been a busy week for campaigning on the forthcoming referenda. Minister Alex White held a well attended public meeting with contributions from journalist Kevin Rafter and Deputy Aodhan ORiordain also held a public meeting on Dublin's North side with contributions from Noel Whelan and Dr. Eoin O'Malley. Over the weekend party members will be out canvassing so do keep an eye out for them in your area and they'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

You can also check out FAQs on both referenda which are linked to below. 

Abolition of the Seanad FAQs 

Court of Appeal FAQs 

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Take part in a live Twitter chat with Eamon Gilmore

Posted on September 27, 2013


The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will be taking part in a live Twitter chat starting at 1.30pm today and finishing at 2.30pm (Irish time). You can submit questions and follow the chat using the hashtag #GilmoreinNY, you can also follow the Tánaiste on Twitter from here and the Labour Party from here

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Leaders' Questions September 26th 2013

Posted on September 26, 2013

Leaders Questions today saw debate on the 9% VAT rate, the Anglo Tapes, and pension schemes. You can watch the entire proceedings back from the video. 

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Campaigning on referenda continues

Posted on September 24, 2013

Minister Alex White and Deputy Ann Phelan campaigning in Kilkenny

Campaigning is continuing for the forthcoming referenda with Minister Alex White canvassing in Kilkenny with Deputy Ann Phelan. Earlier Minister White talked about how the campaign is going and you can hear what he said from the audioboo.

Meanwhile around the country Labour is putting up posters, canvassing and leafletting. We're uploading image of the canvasses as we get them to Flickr which you can check out here. We will also be continually updating our FAQs on the two referenda which you can check out from the links below. If you have any questions, do use the comment section and we'll update the FAQs with any questions raised.

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