Posts Tagged labour party

Minister for Public Service Reform

In case you missed it, Ruairi Quinn called for the establishment of a Minister for Public Service Reform the other day. I’m going to claim partial credit for that idea.  I can’t remember whether I actually said it to Ruairi himself, but I was punting the idea around the Labour Party backrooms for a couple […]

Election Button

In the tradition of recent online campaigns, here’s a button for the Irish local/European elections this Friday. Medium size (which seems to work best for Twitter profile images): Small: Feel free to use as you wish.  This is a copy of something someone else did, remade with the higher res versions of the logo. Update: […]

Pat Rabbitte always eats his Greens

Brilliant video from yesterday’s Dáil debates on the Budget.  Pat Rabbitte tears into the Greens, who claim their fingerprints are “all over” the Budget. Neil has more.

Eamon Gilmore Video

The famous Eamon Gilmore video, which was shown at the Labour Party Conference on Saturday, and has received quite a bit of comment in various places, is now online.  You can see it here.

“But nobody told us the economy was going bad” – Yeah?

Waah, waah, waah. The cries from the media (and many of the assembled public) that nobody told them there was anything wrong with the economy are becoming annoying now. They were told – but they chose to ignore the warnings. Two years ago, in January 2007 (yes, despite the media’s insistence that nobody said anything […]

Labour Party 21st Century Commission

The Labour Party’s 21st Century Commission has finally reported to the National Executive Committee, and the report, with a new party constitution, will now be put to a National Conference in Mullingar at the end of March. This is a great opportunity for the Labour Party to reinvent itself for a new century.  I’m still […]

New Job: Campaign Manager, Ireland East

As many of you will already have heard, I will be starting a new job in January.   I’ve been appointed Labour Party campaign manager for the European Elections in Ireland East.  Our candidate there is Nessa Childers (and yes, you do recognise the name, she’s the daughter of (Fianna Fáil) President Erskine H Childers […]

I’m not being sued by Declan Ganley (yet)

Declan Ganley is now suing RTÉ over their depiction of him on Prime Time.  That’s on top of Joe Costello, the Labour Party.  The rumour mill says he’s also threatened The Irish Times and Colm Keena with action. Is there anyone left who isn’t being sued by Declan Ganley?  Give us a pingback or a […]

Labour Conference 2008 – Leader’s Speech

The key element of any Labour Party National Conference is, of course, the Party Leader’s speech.  This will be Eamon Gilmore’s first address to a Party Conference that’s being shown live on television, so he’ll be feeling the heat right now.  Saw him half an hour ago on his way to dinner, though, and he […]

Labour Conference – From the Floor

Blogging live from the floor at the Labour Party Conference.  I’ll be keeping twitter and jaiku busy today, and you can watch what’s going on all day below.

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