Willie Penrose

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Willie Penrose: quoted a stellar list of homegrown performers who are in favour of his Bill.  Photograph: Frank Miller

That heartfelt whimper of relief we hear today comes from the poor unfortunate tin can – battered and abused after months in the political firing line(...)

The Government’s Housing Action Plan is due to be published on Tuesday. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Labour Party has recommended that development land be compulsory acquired at no more than 25 per cent over its existing value in the party’s Socia(...)

Management of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) will be called before an Oireachtas committee to explain a decision to terminate an employees’ pension scheme without notifying staff.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Management of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) will be called before an Oireachtas committee to explain a decision to terminate an employees’ pension(...)

Brendan Howlin, above. “The new Labour party leader is also an effective parliamentary performer and a shrewd tactician.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One of the most effective political posters in recent years was erected by the Labour Party along the canals in Dublin about ten days before the 2011 (...)

Alan Kelly will have to settle for a position below Howlin, and is likely to be a brooding, bulky presence in a parliamentary party too small to pretend he isn’t there.

In the end it was a coronation. The process that resulted in Brendan Howlin becoming the new leader of the Labour Party was seamless. The politics of (...)

Seán Sherlock, Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly: a Labour Party source said “Alan Kelly had hoped the party would facilitate a contest”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Alan Kelly had last night failed to secure the support of any Labour TD to second him in his bid to run for the party leadership. Mr Kelly had been h(...)

A contest between Brendan Howlin  (left) and Alan Kelly (right) for leadership of the Labour Party is now likely to take place.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Supporters of Alan Kelly believe he will be able to run against Brendan Howlin for the leadership of the Labour Party. Limerick TD and former ministe(...)

A group of Labour members have called on TDs to allow any deputy who wants to compete to succeed Joan Burton as party leader to enter into a contest. Tipperary TD Alan Kelly is keen to compete for the role but has not yet had his candidacy seconded by another TD. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A group of Labour members has called on TDs to allow any deputy who wants to compete to succeed Joan Burton as party leader to enter into a contest. (...)

Brendan Howlin (centre) with fellow Labour TDs, including Seán Sherlock and Alan Kelly (right).  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Wexford TD Brendan Howlin is to run for the Labour Party leadership, having received the support of the majority of the parliamentary party to succee(...)

Willie Penrose indicated he did not intend to nominate or second any candidate for the leadership of the Labour Party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Labour chairman Willie Penrose has said that he believes the party should avoid a leadership election and pick a “consensus candidate” to lead the par(...)

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