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  The Labour Party - Welcome - Current Campaigns - Latest News - People Profiles
Serious delays to important Transport 21 infrastructure projects was the raised by the Labour Deputy Leader Joan Burton TD during Leaders' Questions this morning in the Dail.
The Labour Party's 62nd National Conference will be taking place this weekend from White's Hotel in Wexford.
Last night the Party Leader Eamon Gilmore TD addressed approximately 200 people who attended the candlelit vigil held outside the Dáil organised by Labour LGBT to highlight the continued inequality of treatment of same-sex relationships in Ireland.
www.labour.ie   (859 words)

  Labour party - Encyclopedia.com
The Labour party was founded in 1900 after several generations of preparatory trade union politics made possible by the Reform Bills of 1867 and 1884, which enfranchised urban workers.
In 1918, Labour withdrew completely from the coalition, and in 1922 it became the second largest party in the House of Commons and thus the official opposition.
The reversal of the party's position on Britain's entry into the European Community (now the European Union), after having earlier supported it, and a renewed call for further nationalization of industry were indications of a greater left-wing militancy within the party.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Labourpa.html   (2362 words)

 The Labour Party - What Labour stands for - What Labour stands for
The Labour Party is committed to representing the ideals of our movement in Government and ultimately we aim to be the majority party in Dail Eireann.
Labour extends the same freedom to all members of society and opposes the victimisation of individuals on the basis of class, colour, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, race or ethnic origin.
The Labour Party sees equality not only in economic terms but also in terms of social political and economic rights.
www.labour.ie /party   (362 words)

 Labouring for what? : A history of the British Labour Party
In 1906 when the Labour Party proper was formed it embraced "a readiness to cooperate with any party which for the time being may be engaged in promoting legislation in the direct interest of Labour".
This proof of the Labour Party as a loyal opposition however meant it became acceptable to the bosses as a party capable of running the state in their interests.
Henderson, the Labour party leader of the time who visited Russia, described this as a disaster and complained that "the men are not content with asking for reasonable advances".
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 Labour Party@Everything2.com
The Irish Labour party is the nation's oldest extant political party, and the only major party which doesn't trace its origins back to the violent conflicts of the War of Independence and the Civil War.
The present British Labour Party was formed in 1900 from various groups involved in the Labour Movement, such as the Trade Unions and the Fabian Society.
Labour Parties were soon formed in most of Britain's colonies, for example Canada, and more recently in countries such as Israel: all are based on the model of the British party.
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 Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) - 1916 – 2016 Vision and Revision
The Irish Republic, under Fianna Fail committed itself to the development of a society that was rooted in Catholic Nationalism rather than in the secular pluralism envisaged by both the United Irishmen and James Connolly.
Such a declaration, made by the acknowledged leader of Irish Republicanism in an address to "all the children of the nation" on the Republic's national Saints Day, is hardly in keeping with the principles of either the United Irishmen or the 1916 Proclamation.
The Irish Labour Party officially nailed its Catholic colours to the mast when William Norton announced that the party had severed its links with the Second International and rejected the principle of international working class solidarity.
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The plug was finally pulled on the British party when the mini CPGB bureaucrats in London aped the majority of their Stalinist counterparts in the USSR, who had refused to defend their own party, preferring instead to engage in a feeding frenzy of party assets.
The party was at its most influential during the period of the Spanish Civil War, when almost all of those who went to Spain from Ireland to fight Franco's fascist as members of the International Brigades, either came from within the CPI ranks or were channeled to Spain via the Party and the Comintern.
Firstly i agree there are criticism to be made of the Labour party leadership, the alliance with Fine Gael and the direction of the party, we have moved too far to the centre and in some cases we have moved to the right, our pre election tax cutting policy gives credence to that argument.
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  funferal: MDH's vision for the Labour party
Much of the energies of the labour movement in the intervening period between 1912 and the present moment have concentrated on the protection of workers in a hostile environment.
The parties of the right, with their version of the limited state are willing to abandon the most basic of human needs to the logic of the market.
The labour Party and like-minded parties of the Left while they have to respect the complexity of the real circumstances of the economy and the society in which we find ourselves are not required to capitulate to the version of the economy or the society which the right re suggesting is inevitable.
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  Labour Party (Ireland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Labour Party (Irish: Páirti an Lucht Oibre) is the third largest political party in the Republic of Ireland.
However the party is not known to have contested an election in the province since Gerry Fitt, then the party's sole Stormont MP, left the party to form the Republican Labour Party in 1964, though the Democratic Left and its forbearer parties have contested elections in the north more recently.
Pat Rabbitte - Leader of the Labour Party and Spokesperson on Northern Ireland and TD for Dublin South West.
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 Labour Party (Ireland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Labour Party (Irish: Páirtí an Lucht Oibre) is a social democratic political party in the Republic of Ireland.
However, after the defeat of the trade unions in the Dublin Lockout of 1913 the labour movement was weakened, and the emigration of James Larkin in 1914 and the execution of James Connolly in 1916 further damaged it.
However the party is not known to have contested an election in the province since Gerry Fitt, then the party's sole Stormont MP, left the party to form the Republican Labour Party in 1964.
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 Irish Labour Party Information - TextSheet.com
The Irish Labour Party is the third largest political party in the Republic of Ireland.
The Labour party, now lead by Thomas Johnson, didn't contest the 1918 general election.
Until 1927 the party was the major opposition party in the Dáil until Fianna Fáil TDss took their seats.
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 Irish Labour Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Irish Labour Party''' (Irish languageIrish: '''Páirti an Lucht Oibre) is the third largest political party in the Republic of Ireland.
Until 1927 the party was the major opposition party in the Dáil until Fianna Fáil TD (parliament)TDs took their seats.
Irish nationalists were today accused of trying to use cross-border co-operation as a vehicle for achieving a united Ireland.
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 Frank Cluskey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Cluskey (1 April 1930 - 7 April 1989) was an Irish politician and a former leader of the Irish Labour Party.
Cluskey became the new leader of the Labour Party.
However Cluskey had lost his seat in Dáil Éireann in the 1981 general election and with it the party leadership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frank_Cluskey   (241 words)

 Learn more about Ireland in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This was brought largely to an end, however, with the invasion of the Vikings in the 10th century and the Normans in the 12th century.
The Irish rugby team, for instance, includes players from the north and the south, and the Irish Rugby Football Union governs the sport on both sides of the divide.
As such, the Irish Pound was replaced by the Euro as the official currency on the 1st of January, 2002.
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 South Belfast Constituency Labour Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Irish Labour Party’s Northern Ireland Labour Forum which has been active in a pre-natal kind of way for nine months and better was formally launched on October 18th at the Linenhall Library in Belfast.
The British Labour Party, at its recent Annual Conference, adopted a motion to admit to Party membership people resident in the Northern Ireland region of the British State, thus ending their unique status as the only people in the world who could not be members of the Party.
Labour Councillor Mark Langhammer of Newtownabbey Borough Council on moves to involve the Irish Labour Party in Northern Ireland.
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 Report of the Socialist Party of Ireland
British labour, indeed, was rendered useless and helpless at the crisis by the social patriotism of the trade unionists and the Tolstoyan pacifism of the Socialists.
Many members of the Socialist Party participated in the struggle, some were killed in action: James Connolly, a wounded prisoner of war, was tried by court-martial which assembled around his bed, and placed in a chair, his arms and legs fastened by bandages to it and carried thus to the place of execution and shot.
At the moment of the insurrection, the British Labour Party was in coalition with the bourgeois parties of England, Mr Arthur Henderson, Mr Wm Bruce, and Mr GH Roberts being members of the Ministry, the first mentioned having Cabinet rank.
www.workersrepublic.org /Pages/Ireland/Communism/spireport1.html   (2193 words)

 James Connolly
In the case of the Irish Labour Party and the union bureaucracy, this most commonly takes the form of the argument that the interests of the working class must be subordinated to the “national interest”.
The “great labour unrest” refers to a massive wave of class struggle that rocked British imperialism from around 1911 to 1914, when it was stopped abruptly by the outbreak of war and the surge of chauvinism that accompanied it.
Labour became the loyal opposition to the Catholic Irish bourgeoisie, agitating for anti-conscription strikes against the British authorities, which had the backing of Sinn Fein and the Catholic hierarchy, while refusing to oppose the nationalists or even to stand candidates in the 1918 general election.
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 James Connolly & Irish Freedom:A Marxist Analysis by G. Schuller
He consistently pointed out that Irish labour was always betrayed in the past when it allowed itself to be made the tool of the bourgeois class who always sold out to the foreign enemy at the first opportunity.
The Irish rising was, as Lenin shows, a manifestation of the serious crisis of imperialism, a crisis which in 1917-18, led to the collapse of a number of imperialist states and to the Proletarian Revolution.
The Labour Party must raise the standard of Connolly; it ought never to lose sight of the fact that the workers alone should have the struggle for the final liberation from British imperialism and capitalism.
irsm.org /history/jc&irishfreedom.html   (6436 words)

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