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International community must act on Gaza

Posted on January 07, 2009

Gaza conflict continues - Image from BBChttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7815566.stm
Image from BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7815566.stm

The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore has called for the international community to act to ensure the immediate ending of Israeli military action in Gaza following yesterday's horrific killing by Israeli tank-fire of 40 Palestinians at a UN school.

Deputy Gilmore said: "The initial air attacks and the subsequent land invasion had led to the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian, including many children. Gaza is a particularly densely populated area. Massive military attacks of this nature were always going to lead to heavy loss of life, including the deaths of many children, and the Israeli authorities were well aware of this.

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Sarkozy must listen to Ireland

Posted on July 18, 2008

Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore

In today's Comment section of the Financial Times website you can read an article by Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore on Monday's visit by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. You can let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Sarkozy Must Listen to Ireland

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Labour disappointed but fully respects decision of the people

Posted on June 16, 2008

Joe Costello TD at the count - Joe Costello TD talking to RTE's Charlie Bird.
Joe Costello TD talking to RTE's Charlie Bird.

Following the outcome of Friday's vote on the Lisbon Reform Treaty the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD has said he is naturally disappointed with the outcome but he fully respects the decision of the electorate.

"The Labour Party campaigned hard for the Treaty because we firmly believed that ratification was in the interests of the people of Ireland and of Europe. A majority of the people have taken a different view and we accept that."

You can read Eamon's full statement in our media centre as well as see our campaign in photographs on Flickr.

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The decision is yours

Posted on June 11, 2008

Irish voters have a hugely important decision to make tomorrow (Thursday 12th June) which has the potential to have a significant impact on the future direction of this country and of the European Union.

It is a unique power because only the Irish constitution requires the Lisbon Reform Treaty to be put to a vote of the people. With that unique power also comes a particular responsibility: a responsibility to exercise the vote. I hope that Irish voters will turn out in large numbers to ensure that we get a result that accurately reflects the views of the electorate.

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A Yes vote for Lisbon will deliver significant gains

Posted on June 10, 2008

Vote Yes to Lisbon

Tomorrow in advance of the vote on the Lisbon Reform Treaty we'll be running a newspaper adverts calling for a Yes vote.

The adverts will focus on how a Yes vote will delver significant gains while a No vote will bring doubt and uncertainty. Here is a sneak preview. View it large on our Flickr photostream here and from there you can download the image and forward it into your friends asking them to vote Yes to Lisbon.

You can find out more information on the Treaty on our dedicated website.

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Joan takes part in live web debate

Posted on June 10, 2008

Yesterday afternoon the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton TD took part in a live web debate organised by RTE, Rock the Vote and Google. Held out in the Google headquarters the live debate featuring contributors from both sides of the debate including Joan on the Yes side and the event was hosted by RTE's Ryan Tubridy.

The accompanying video shows extracts from the debate featuring Joan. The full debate will be available on Rock the Vote's You Tube channel shortly.

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Round up of the Lisbon Reform Treaty campaign

Posted on June 09, 2008

Canvassing in Dundalk - The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD, canvassing in Dundalk with our candidate for Dundalk/Carlingford Frank O'Brien.
The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD, canvassing in Dundalk with our candidate for Dundalk/Carlingford Frank O'Brien.

As we approach the final days of our Yes to Lisbon campaign lots of different things have been taking place all over the country. The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore has been canvassing in Meath, Louth and Wicklow as well as campaigning at the weekend's Dublin-Louth football game at Croke Park. All over the country TDs, councillors and party members have been doing door-to door canvasses and you can see a selection of photographs from various canvasses on our Flickr photostream, while at tonight's Dublin City Council meeting a motion on Lisbon tabled by Cllr Demot Lacey will be debated.

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Yes to Lisbon video competition winner

Posted on June 06, 2008

EDIT: Friday, June 6th - Jessica, Dan and Jen who created and starred in this video have been declared the winners of the competition. Well done to them all and thanks to everyone who took part.

Thursday, June 5th

In this post you can see the second entry in our Yes to Lisbon video competition. We'll announce which video has won the €1,000 tomorrow afternoon. Once again thanks to everyone who submitted an entry.

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Yes to Lisbon video competition shortlist no 1

Posted on June 06, 2008

We recently announced details of our Yes to Lisbon video competition and today we revealed our shortlist. In this post you can see the video submitted by Donal O'Liathain. Tomorrow we will reveal who has scooped the €1000 prize. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and you can see the other shortlisted entry in the next post.

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Lisbon is good for Ireland - North and South

Posted on May 27, 2008

Lisbon Reform Treaty is good for Ireland - North and South - Deputy Joe Costello, Mark Durkan MP MLA, Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD and Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA and Cllr Alban Maginness MLA at Stormont.
Deputy Joe Costello, Mark Durkan MP MLA, Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD and Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA and Cllr Alban Maginness MLA at Stormont.

Today the Labour Leader Deputy Eamon Gilmore and Deputy Joe Costello met up with Mark Durkan at Stormont in Belfast to call for a Yes vote in the Lisbon Reform Treaty.

Speaking from Stormont, Eamon Gilmore said: "I believe it is important to highlight the all-Ireland dimension to this campaign. Not only does the Republic have a strong interest in a Yes vote, but the people of Ireland, North and South do also."

Eamon spoke of how the European Union has been an important contributor to the peace process in Northern Ireland and played a key role in bring jobs to both sides of the border.

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