Delegates from all over the country will making their way to Galway where more than 150 motions will be debated under the categories of jobs, reform and fairness.
Among the speakers over the weekend will be the Party Leader Eamon Gilmore TD, David Begg, as well as Ministers, TDs, MEPs, Senators, Cllrs and party members. As with every conference one of the big highlights will be the Party Leader Eamon Gilmore's speech on Saturday evening, which will be shown live on RTE 1.
One delegate catching up on the news on conference floor.
Over the last couple of years as part of our online coverage of conference different delegates have written about their conference experiences for us, this year is no different and here are our delegates' views from conference floor.
The end of the month will see our 64th National Conference in Mullingar on March 27th, 28th and 29th. We are expecting almost 1,000 delegates to this year's conference. We have a very full agenda for the conference with hundreds of motions and the focus will be on the economy, banking crisis and the 21st Century Commission report (the 21st Century Commission report contains proposals for the modernisation of the party's structure).
As we run up to the Local and European elections there will be a particular focus on Local and European elections and they won't be the only elections being talked about over the weekend as delegates will be voting for the 15 positions on the party's National Executive Committee.
Over the weekend various delegates will post about the conference. We will update this post with their contributions over the whole weekend.
Niamh Hayes, Dublin South East
It's my second conference, and I'm more used to it now - but it's still a very intense experience. So far today I've been talking to people about so many different things (the Labour LGBT fringe event focussed on World AIDS Day, the Obama Campaign, what we're hearing on the streets, on the doorsteps) and listening to so many people talk about so many different things - both inside and outside formal session (motions).
Delivering his keynote speech on Saturday evening.
This weekend sees Labour's 63rd National Conference which is being held in Kilkenny. Once again we have planned a range of online activities and events which will bring the conference to you even if you are not one of the 1200 delegates coming to Kilkenny.
Among this conference's key moments during the weekend is the Leader's speech on Saturday evening, as well debates on finance, social and family affairs and agriculture among others.
Conference is now over and you can view Eamon's speech on You Tube, the rest of the speech can be viewed at these links, part 2, part 3 and part 4. We will be posting more videos of key speeches and debates on our YouTube channel and you can view images on our Flickr page.
The Labour Party's 62nd National Conference will be taking place this weekend from White's Hotel in Wexford. From 6:30pm on Friday to 12:30pm on Sunday more than 1100 delegates will engage in elections, discussion and debate that will determine the priorities for Labour over the coming year.
We realise that not everbody can make it to the Conference so we have worked hard to bring the Conference to you though our website 'labour.ie'. We have planned a range of online events to help you follow the Conference proceedings and take part in the debate. Some of these features include:-
This weekend members of Labour Youth will be meeting in Dublin for their annual conference.
Among the many items on the agenda is the election of the new National Executive, discussing motions on the US Military's use of Shannon airport, education and building a left-led Government. Key speakers over the weekend include Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD and Deputy Leader Joan Burton TD.
The annual conference is one of the big events for Labour Youth in a year which has seen them hosting its largest ever international event in January in Cork, the International Union of Socialist Youth as well as the largest ever Tom Johnson Summer School which was held in July.
Pat at the end of his Leader's Speech at the 2006 party conference.
Labour's pre-election conference kicks off with a major session on climate change tonight (Friday February 8th). Broadcaster and environmentalist Duncan Stewart will inform a joint meeting of Labour's National Executive Committee, it's Parliamentary Party and candidates of the challenges facing the globe. Eamon Gilmore, Labour's far-sighted spokesperson on the environment will set out some of responses which Labour in Government would offer. The setting of this item at the start of Labour's pre-election event indicates the seriousness of the issue and the extent to which the Government's failure on this issue creates a serious vulnerability in the coming months.