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The British Labour Party is enduring what might be called a “GOP moment”. In the bitter battle for the leadership and soul of the party, like the US R(...)

The leader of the Labour Party in Ireland Brendan Howlin has said he is extremely disappointed at the outcome of the Brexit vote.    Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The leader of the Labour Party in Ireland Brendan Howlin has described the result of the British exit referendum as a “tragedy for both islands” and a(...)

 John Paul Phelan: the election of the chair will be the first to use the D’Hondt system, which allots chairs of committees in proportion to the size of the party or grouping. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kilkenny Fine Gael TD John Paul Phelan is tipped to be appointed chairman of the powerful new Dáil budgetary committee when it meets for first time to(...)

Former work and pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith appearing on the Andrew Marr show at BBC Studios, Central London, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Iain Duncan Smith, who resigned from cabinet on Friday, has delivered a devastating attack on the Government’s austerity programme, accusing prime mi(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (left) believes Fine Gael should aim to go back into government but his   Fine Gael colleague disagrees.

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and his Fine Gael colleague Jerry Buttimer differ strongly on whether Fine Gael should aim to go back into gove(...)

A planned debate in Irish between the party leaders was cancelled due to the lack of fluency of both Labour leader Joan Burton and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The planned party leaders’ debate ‘as Gaeilge’ on TG4 has been abandoned because it was impossible to accommodate the weaker spoken Irish of Joan Burt(...)

Colum Eastwood wins the SDLP leadership contest with new deputy leader Fearghal McKinney during the Party Conference last Saturday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Colum Eastwood, the 32-year-old new leader of the SDLP, has a mountain to climb to make his party relevant. On BBC this week, a Spotlight programme lo(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: Will also promise to increase the national minimum wage over the coming years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

All State employees as well as those working for contractors employed by public bodies will be paid the living wage if the Labour Party is returned to(...)

The European Court of Justice backed the “right to be forgotten” in its Google Spain decision last year. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

If a Google search of your name turns up a naked selfie you once sent to your ex or other intimate material, what do you do, other than resign yoursel(...)

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna and Peter Mandelson on The Andrew Marr Show. “The awful, shocking thing about this election is Labour could have won it,” Mandelson said. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

Len McCluskey, the combative leader of Britain’s largest union, Unite, issued a message to voters on the eve of polling, telling them the Labour Party(...)

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