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.