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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore TD, talks to the media on the second day of the Labour’s parliamentary party annual think-in at Johnstown House in Co Meath yesterday. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Labour’s parliamentary party meeting in Enfield, Co Meath, this week marked the beginning of the second half of its term in Government. To say the com(...)

Minister for Public Enterprise and Reform Brendan Howlin in Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, for the annual Labour ‘think-in’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has warned against cutting too deeply in next month’s budget, saying an unnecessarily large adjustment (...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the  Labour Party think-in in Enfield, Co Meath, yesterday.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has played down speculation his position is under threat, insisting he will lead the party into the next general election.(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD: “Nobody should ever have to make a choice between education and their livelihood”.

The chief executive of the Disability Federation of Ireland has warned that the period after the State emerges from its austerity drive could be a tim(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform is to consider  pre-budget submissions from a range of charitable, interest and lobby groups at Goverment Buildings today.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Repeated tax increases on cigarettes and tobacco are forcing people to go without food in order to have money to satisfy their addiction rather than d(...)

President Michael D Higgins  has said much of the work of “maintaining and enhancing human livelihoods takes place outside the market”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has called on political, economic and social institutions to reconsider how they value people rather than focus on economi(...)

Co Kildare-based councillor Thomas Redmond who said today he has left the Labour Party to join Sinn Féin.

A Co Kildare councillor has left the Labour Party to join Sinn Féin. Thomas Redmond (34), Cathaoirleach of Athy Town Council, said the decision(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he is ‘profoundly concerned’ at RTÉ’s coverage of the upcoming referendum on a court of appeal

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he is “profoundly concerned” at the level of coverage RTÉ has given the upcoming referendum on the establis(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: calimed the Government has failed to deliver any meaningful political reforms. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The abolition of Seanad Éireann would cement absolute ministerial control over the Irish political system and mark the end of any chance of achieving (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the government of arrogance in its approach to Seanad abolition. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The abolition of Seanad Eireann would represent “the final triumph for parish pump politics” in Ireland, the Green Party has said.The party today form(...)

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