Eamon Gilmore has personally sought the support of the two candidates to succeed him as Labour leader for his efforts to be Ireland’s next European commissioner

Eamon Gilmore has personally sought the support of the two candidates to succeed him as Labour leader and Tánaiste for his efforts to be Ireland’s nex(...)

Labour leadership contenders Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Minister of State for primary care Alex White will each get 10 minutes to address the final hustings of the campaign in Dublin tonight. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The final hustings in the Labour Party leadership campaign are taking place in Dublin city centre tonight.The event, which is being live-streamed, beg(...)

Minister for Social Protection and candidate for Labour Party leadership Joan Burton speaking to Jack O’Connor of Siptu at the weekend’s hustings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lines are being drawn at a terrific rate.But what sort?There are defining lines: the “thus far and no further” ones which politicians avoid like the p(...)

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.Mr White,(...)

Alex White: His roots are on the capital’s northside, where his grandfather was an active trade unionist and Labour Party candidate. Photograph: Alan Betson

Joan Burton: leadership contender The 65-year-old is the runaway favourite although there are still 4½ weeks to go to the poll. She is deputy l(...)

Minister of State Alex White (centre) and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton (right) are the only contenders yet to announce that they want to succeed Eamon Gilmore (left) as Labour leader. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Kerry TD Arthur Spring has confirmed he will not be entering the contest for the leadership of the Labour Party.Mr Spring said he will, instead, be ba(...)

Labour backbencher Ciara Conway has formally announced her candidacy for the deputy leadership but has vowed not to accept any cabinet or junior ministry if elected party deputy leader. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Labour backbencher Ciara Conway has vowed not to accept any cabinet or junior ministry if elected party deputy leader and will use the position to bri(...)

 Alex White on the Rosie Hackett bridge, the new go-to launching pad for the left.

Here’s the real result of the elections: the doorsteps have spoken and they think politicians are talking to the wall.Humility was the order of the da(...)

Minister of State Alex White arriving at party  meeting on Monday which was held  prior to the announcement of Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as  leader. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:38

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White will have a battle on his hands when, as expected, he declares his intention to contest the Labour Party(...)

Eamon Gilmore ‘sounded sad, struggling to smile through his personal upset, trying to remain upbeat’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Gilmore generation: he brought them in and they brought him down. But it was a well-mannered mutiny: a civilised coup. They owed him that m(...)