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Livestreaming our Special Delegate Conference

Posted on March 06, 2011

Delegates reading the Programme for National Government

If you're not able to get to today's Special Delegate Conference you will still be able to follow all the debate as the conference is being livestreamed here so do check back from 2pm. If you're on Twitter you can follow Labour and the discussion using the hashtag #labsdc.

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A thank you from Eamon Gilmore TD

Posted on February 28, 2011

Here's a few words from the Party Leader Eamon Gilmore TD to say thanks.

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Labour's biggest ever team

Posted on February 28, 2011

Eamon talking to staff - The Leader of the Labour Party Eamon Gilmore TD talking to staff following the weekend count.
The Leader of the Labour Party Eamon Gilmore TD talking to staff following the weekend count.

We are thrilled to be introducing you to all our new TDs, our biggest ever team, joining our sitting Labour TDs who were re-elected. Joining the Labour ranks are:

And of course we are welcoming back:

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Counting well underway in GE11

Posted on February 26, 2011

At the count in the RDS

Last update 19 seats at 22:35 more below

So the votes are being counted and the dust is beginning to settle in the General Election 2011.

Counts are going on around the country and so far it has been very encouraging for the Labour Party with the indication of a significant numbers of additional Labour seats. We've had a great preformance in Dublin and hope to secure extra seats for the party. We also want to take this opportunity to thank you all sincerely for your support and votes, and for those who worked on the campaign; we could not have done it without you.

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Let's ensure we get a government that will create jobs and protect families

Posted on February 24, 2011

Ireland is a great country. Since the start of this campaign The Labour Party's candidates and canvassers have met people who are not only angry and frustrated at the damage that has been done to this country, but are eager to take part in building a fairer, better republic for us all.

We visited homes and offices, farms and factories, markets and libraries. And everywhere we went, we met people who told us they wanted a fair deal. People who said that their jobs had gone. That we need to change the way we do politics. That we need a fair deal for families.

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The choice we make on Friday will decide the future of our country

Posted on February 23, 2011

Roisin and Eamon - Deputy Roisin Shortall and Deputy Eamon Gilmore speaking to journalists at the final formal press conference of #GE11
Deputy Roisin Shortall and Deputy Eamon Gilmore speaking to journalists at the final formal press conference of #GE11

Eamon Gilmore - Leader of the Labour Party

The choice which we will all make on Friday will decide the future of our country for the next twenty years or more. This is the most important election in generations. It will span whole childhoods. But it must not blight whole childhoods. This must be an election when Ireland goes forward, not back.

Each of us who goes to vote, must make a decision about the future we want for our family, and also for our country.
Ireland has faced the problems of unemployment and emigration in the past, and we have overcome them. But our challenge now - the challenge for this election - is to consign them to the past for good.

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Protection of children is a priority

Posted on February 22, 2011

Eamon Gilmore TD - The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD at the launch of Labour's Manifesto for Children.
The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD at the launch of Labour's Manifesto for Children.

"If this election is about anything, it is about families, about protecting children and about securing a better future for our young people," Senator Alex White told this morning's press conference launching Labour's Manifesto for Children (you can download the document at the link).

"We in Labour believe that children should have the best possible start in a world that has become vastly more uncertain ad precarious. But this belief is not just a pious aspiration. We are today backing it up with a specific set of proposals in a childrens' manifesto that we believe will deliver genuine change for children and for families."

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Children cannot be the forgotten constituency in this election

Posted on February 21, 2011

Children cannot be the forgotten constituency - Eamon Gilmore at the launch of Labour's Manifesto for Children
Eamon Gilmore at the launch of Labour's Manifesto for Children

The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore speaking at St. Nicholas of Myra Parish Centre, Carman's Hall, Dublin 8

This is a once in a generation election. The choice that we, all of us, together, make on Friday, will shape our country for decades to come.

The Government that is elected on Friday, has immediate and urgent challenges to face. But the decisions it takes will affect how it is to grow up, and raise a family, and grow old in Ireland, years from now.

The choice that this generation makes on Friday, will truly shape the lives of the next generation.

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Labour's Plan for Distressed Mortgages and Household Debt

Posted on February 20, 2011


"Mortgage debt is one of the most damaging legacies of the Celtic Tiger years and Fianna Fail's property bubble. To address this emerging problem, Labour is proposing a two-year moratorium on house repossessions to give families time to sort-out their finances and remain in their home," said Deputy Ciaran Lynch, Labour Party Spokesperson on Housing and Local Government at the launch of the Labour Party Plan for Distressed Mortgages and Household Debt (you can download the document at the link).

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Stop the FG Graduate Tax

Posted on February 19, 2011

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"Fine Gael plans to target students and their families for €500m worth of a graduate tax, without including it in their budget plans, and without any appreciation of the brain drain of young people, their knowledge, and their talent it will provoke as Irish students opt to study abroad rather than incur these charges" said Colm Lawless, Chair of Labour Youth, at the launch of Labour's campaign to oppose FG's plan for Graduate Tax at Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal today.

Standing with Colm at the ferry terminal from which so many Irish people were forced to emigrate over the years were Eamon Gilmore TD; Ruairi Quinn, Spokesperson on Education; Joanna Tuffy, Spokesperson on Environment and Ivana Bacik, Labour General Election Candidate for Dun Laoghaire.

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