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66th Annual Labour Party conference

Posted on April 11, 2012

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Eamon Gilmore - "Politics in Ireland has been transformed."

The 66th Labour Party National Conference will take place this weekend in Galway on the 13th, 14th and 15th of April in the Bailey Allen Hall in Áras Na MacLéinn, NUI Galway.

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.

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Views from conference floor

Posted on March 29, 2009

Conference 2009 - One delegate catching up on the news on conference floor.
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.

Friday evening

Cllr John Lyons (Finglas, Dublin)


John addressing conference

The speakers at tonight's debate on education were very critical of the education cuts in Budget 2009 and the more recent axing of 128 special classes for children with learning difficulties.

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Thousand delegates heading to Mullingar for Labour Conference

Posted on March 19, 2009

The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD - addressing the Labour Party conference
addressing the Labour Party conference

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.

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Views from conference floor

Posted on November 29, 2008

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Over the weekend various delegates will post about the conference. We will update this post with their contributions over the whole weekend.

Morning Sesssion

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).

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A New Deal for Ireland - Labour Conference 2008

Posted on November 26, 2008

Eamon Gilmore - Leader of the Labour Party - Delivering his keynote speech on Saturday evening.
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.

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Views from conference floor

Posted on November 17, 2007

Over the conference different delegates are going to blog their conference in this post so keep checking back as we will be updating this post over the weekend.

Session 1 - Friday evening

Keith Martin from the Sandymount branch talking about last night's session.

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Labour Conference 2007

Posted on November 16, 2007

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.

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The votes are in from the election for National Executive Committee following today's (Wednesday November 21st) recount. The results (in alphabetical order) are as follows:

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The Labour Party Conference Goes Online

Posted on November 13, 2007

Eamon addressing conference

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:-

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Labour Youth conference this weekend

Posted on October 25, 2007

Labour Youth

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.

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Ireland can do better with Labour - Conference 2007

Posted on February 09, 2007

Preparing for Government  - Pat at the end of his Leader's Speech at the 2006 party conference.
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.

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