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Above from left: Alan Kelly TD  with Senator Ged Nash and Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin and Joan Burton TD (top right)

No, really.

We only hit you because we love you.

Please?.

Yesterday.

Royal College of Physicians Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

The Labour Party launched its Alternative Budget 2020….

Labour leader Brendan Howlin warned the Fine Gael economic “recovery” is failing to work for large parts of the country, saying some areas still face 8% unemployment rates while one in four are working low-paying jobs.

With the threat of a no deal Brexit looming on the horizon, he said vulnerable people must be protected, in next Tuesday’s budget, with specific measures needed to improve employment levels in areas outside of Dublin…

Meanwhile…

Above from left:  Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD, Finance Spokesperson Neasa Hourigan and Leader Eamon Ryan TD launching their pre-budget submission yesterday

Yesterday.

Irish Georgian Society, Dublin 2.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has thrown down the environmental gauntlet to Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil by insisting next week’s budget must be the start of a decade of green policies to save the country.

Mr Ryan made the claim at the launch of his party’s alternative budget, saying “a decade-long strategy for a carbon neutral Ireland” is vital if a “secure future for the next generation” is to be achieved.

Greens urge decade of green policies ahead of possible kingmaker role (Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner)

Rollingnews

Stop that.

The ‘Green Wave’ hasn’t happened yet.

This afternoon.

Irish Georgian Society, Dublin

Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD (left), Candidate for Europe Ciaran Cuffe (centre) and party leader Eamon Ryan TD at their party’s final press conference before the European and Local elections.

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Meanwhile..

This afternoon.

Leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD speaking to the media outside St Stephens Green, Dublin 2 for the final press conference with his party’s candidate for Europe Alex White (to Mr Howlin’s right) before voting on Friday.

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‘sup?

What!?

Via Michael McNamara, former Labour Party TD for Clare.

Anyone?

Michael McNamara?

This afternoon.

Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2

The launch of the Labour Party’s Local Election Manifesto with above, from left: Fingal councillor Duncan Smith, Labour Party leader  Brendan Howlin and Dublin City Councillors Dermot Lacey, Alison Gilliand and  Mary Freehil.

Mr Howlin said:

“I hope people will look at real issues in this campaign instead of those not in the competence of local authorities, because some councils instead of doing the business of the local community are trying to do the business of the United Nations,” he said.

“What people are telling me is, where there used to be Labour councillors and aren’t anymore, we’re missed.”

Cllr Lacey said::

“We spent several hours [at Dublin city council] discussing whether we fly the Palestinian flag over Dublin city hall. On another occasion we called in the Spanish ambassador to tell them off over what is happening in Catalonia.”

Howlin accuses rival left-wing parties of acting like part of ‘the United Nations’ (Irish Examiner)

Meanwhile

Stop that.

Rowdy ‘leftists’.

Rollingnews

This morning/afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Leafers of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin take to the plinth to discuss the no confidence motion in Minister for Health Simon Harris, tabled by Sinn Féin and now supported by Labour. From top: Labour’s Brendan Howlin with Senator Kevin Humphreys (L) and Senator Ged Nash; Mary Lou McDonald.

Fight, etc.

Labour to support motion of no-confidence in Simon Harris (RTÉ)

Rollingnews

Michael Healy-Rea leaves Brendan Howlin.

In fairness.

This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Leader of Labour Party Brendan Howlin (centre)speaking to the media at the launch of the Labour Campiagn Posters for Michael D Higgins to continue as President of ireland

Mr Howlin said:

“We have negotiated with the Michael D Higgins campaign and we have been allocated a spend of €70,000 from the overall spend.

We spent around €60,000 on the last referendum campaign and that is the sort of spend we expect to put in to the re-election of Michael D Higgins.

In terms of the number of posters, we have an initial run of 4,000. I think there will be a demand for an awful lot more.

Our organisations right across the country are looking to campaign to re-elect the president and an awful lot of people outside the Labour party family want to join us in that work.”

Labour to spend more on Michael D campaign than on abortion referendum (Independent.ie)

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From top: Members of the Labour party at its think-in at the D Hotel in Drogheda, Co Louth; a number of political correspondents outside a meeting of the party yesterday

Yesterday.

At the Labour party think-in in Drogheda, Co Louth.

A number of political correspondents listened through a door while a private meeting of Labour party members was under way.

Further to this…

Jennifer Bray, in Times Ireland edition, reports:

Brendan Howlin was excoriated by disgruntled members at a private meeting during the Labour Party’s think-in yesterday.

Mr Howlin faced a sustained onslaught about his leadership and was told that the public was “indifferent” to him and that the manner in which he was elected leader was “disgraceful”.

During a sometimes raucous meeting, councillors also vented their frustration about “disenfranchised” voters and the direction of the party.

Alan Kelly, the Labour TD for Tipperary, attacked his party, saying that the performance of the parliamentary group was “not good enough”.

Members should be encouraged to break ranks to air their grievances, he said, while representatives in the Dáil needed to be in the media more often.

Meanwhile, this morning.

Elaine Loughlin, in the Irish Examiner, reports:

A lengthy and at times heated debate on the Labour party leadership ended with members hugging each other, Brendan Howlin has revealed.

Mr Howlin has said the issue of leadership of the Labour party has been put to bed until after the next General Election.

Brendan Howlin attacked by Labour members over ‘lacklustre leadership’ (Jennifer Bray, Times Ireland edition)

Labour Party think-in: We are ‘going nowhere fast and doomed if we don’t change’ (Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner)

Latest: Labour party are now united, says Brendan Howlin (Elaine Loughlin, Irish Examiner)

Pics: Labour and Sean Defoe