Members of the Defence Forces on Bray seafront before a rehearsal for the annual Air Spectacular show. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Deenihan denies Ireland takes ‘isolationist’ approach to international affairs

Labour leader predicts party will be ready for a tough election battle

Labour delegates overwhelmingly passed an emergency moton opposing the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG under the terms currently offered. Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

TDs back emergency motion at party conference

Minister for Employment Ged Nash announced the setting up of a new low pay commission earlier this week. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

New low pay committee to be set up to discuss potential living wage campaign

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the Labour Party conference at Killarney on Saturday morning . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment says some landlords feel they can get away with scandalous increases in rent

John Kellegher from Cork North Central seen among a crowd at the Labour Party conference in Killarney on Friday, where Labour Women called for the appeal of the eighth amendment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Senator Ivana Bacik says 150,000 women travelled for abortion since 1983 amendment

Labour TD Arthur Spring has told the party’s conference that Labour brought Fine Gael with it on many issues. File  photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Kerry TD says party introduced topics like same-sex marriage to its Coalition partner

Minister for the Environment and deputy leader Alan Kelly says Labour will run as an independent party at the next general election, with its own policies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Minister does not rule out election voting pact but says Labour will run independently

Lorraine Higgins said estates faced issues ranging from building companies in receivership to financial institutions holding bonds that could not be accessed because of the preferential creditors’ rules.

Senator Lorraine Higgins says situation replicated around the country

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