Labour Party

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Though she resigned from the Labour Party on Friday, Martina Genockey said she would remain on South Dublin County Council as an Independent member.

The Labour Party has been dealt a major blow by the sudden resignation of one of its best prospects for the next general election. Cllr Martina Geno(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: Labour isn’t getting noticed much these days. It has drifted to the margins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party meets for what promises to be a fraught think-in in Drogheda on Sunday against the background of Alan Kelly’s – apparently – abortive(...)

Brendan Howlin: sources close to the Labour Party leader   insist that he will not stand down

A group of Labour councillors is trying to muster further backing for a move to oust Brendan Howlin by garnering the support of over half of local rep(...)

The sense that Leo Varadkar’s popularity could be the catalyst for a paradigm shift in Ireland’s post-crash politics is waning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The most obvious trend in opinion polls since the Government was formed almost two years ago was the growth in Fine Gael support. After a crushingly (...)

Eve Doherty, a Dublin based garda detective, has been found guilty to the harassment of Elizabeth Howlin. Photograph: Collins

A detective found guilty of harassing a State solicitor by sending her abusive letters has been jailed for three years. Judge Melanie Greally said wh(...)

The measure  follows recent Garda statistics showing the number of calls for help relating to domestic violence increased 25 per cent this year. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Government must fund local authorities to build affordable rental housing, a homelessness charity has said. Reacting to the latest data from prop(...)

Labour movement: the Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger says Corbyn and Bernie Sanders succeeded because they toured towns and cities and addressed rallies. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

In the 1930s Éamon de Valera cruelly put down the prospects for a socialist government in Ireland by saying, “Labour must wait.” It has been a long w(...)

Jeremy Corbyn is much less of a fantasist than the supposedly hard-headed Theresa May. Photograph: Neil Hall Reuters

The British election – or at least the English election – is saturated with nostalgia. Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are appealing to notions of (...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond. Expect some well-intentioned futility in his budget on Wednesday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

In a normal country in normal times, politics revolves around the size of the state, the extent of borrowing and the weight of the tax burden. In Brit(...)

‘Irish Times’/Ipsos MRBI poll should have sobering impact on the bigger parties - Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil 3:02

The composition of the Dáil would probably change very little if there was an early general election, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI o(...)

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