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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 region 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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 Labour Party - Politics.ie Wiki
The Labour Party was founded in 1912 in Clonmel by James Connolly, James Larkin and William O'Brien as the political wing of the Irish Trade Union Congress.
The merged party's performance in the 1999 Local Election and 1999 European Election was mixed, with very positive results in the capital where it emerged as the second-largest grouping in Dublin, and Party President Proinsias De Rossa was elected to the European Parliament.
Labour is a member party of the Party of European Socialists, with Ruairi Quinn as its Vice President and Treasurer.
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 Labour Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Labour formed its first government with Liberal support in January 1924, with Ramsay MacDonald as Prime Minister; the government collapsed after only nine months when the Liberals voted for a Select Committee inquiry, which MacDonald had declared to be a vote of confidence.
Thus the Labour party returned to government with a wafer-thin majority under Harold Wilson in the 1964 election, was confirmed with a larger majority soon after, and remained in power until the 1970 election.
Labour in the 1960s did introduce several new laws reflecting the changing times: the partial legalisation of homosexuality and abortion, the abolition of the death penalty and various legislation addressing race relations and racial discrimination.
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 1964 Labour Party Manifesto -
Labour has resolved to humanise the whole administration of the state and to set up the new office of Parliamentary Commissioner with the right and duty to investigate and expose any misuse of government power as it affects the citizen.
Labour is concerned, too, with the problems of leisure in the age of automation and here again Labour firmly puts the freedom of the individual first.
Until 60 years ago when the Labour Party was founded, the ending of economic privilege, the abolition of poverty in the midst of plenty, and the creation of real equality of opportunity were inspiring but remote ideals.
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 Labour Party (UK) - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
The Labour Party's origins lie in the late 19th century, when it became apparent that there was an increasing need for a third party in Britain to represent the interests and needs of the large working-class population (for instance, the 1899 Lyons vs. Wilkins judgement that limited certain types of picketing).
The ILP under James Maxton disaffiliated from the Labour Party in 1932, removing a substantial proportion of the left of the party from membership.
The 1960s Labour government, though claiming to be far less radical on economic policy than its 1940s predecessor, introduced several social changes, such as the partial legalisation of homosexuality and the abolition of the death penalty.
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 Labour Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name Labour Party or Labor Party is used by several political parties around the world.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Unity Labour Party
Senegal – defunct: Labour Party of Sine Saloum
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Labour News was produced by the Labour Party in Dublin.
Annual Conference of the Northern Ireland Labour Party, held in the Labour Hall, York Street, Belfast October 28-29 1939.
Although the War is concluded we desire to take this opportunity of reminding all those associated with the Party that there are still a number of Spanish Seamen residing in Belfast who have been unable to return to their own Country, due to the fact that they supported the government against Franco.
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 Socialist Labour Party (Ireland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Socialist Labour Party was a political party in the Republic of Ireland formed under the leadership of Matt Merrigan (General Secretary of the ATGWU) and Noel Browne (TD) in 1977.
The most notable were the Socialist Workers Tendency, organised around members of the Socialist Workers' Movement which left in 1980, the Workers Alliance for Action organised around members of the Irish Workers Group which left in 1979 and the Republican Workers Tendency, organised around members of People's Democracy, which also left in 1979.
Following the departure of many of their members, the Executive Committee took the decision to dissolve the SLP in 1982.
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 Labour in Northern Ireland
Like Labour parties everywhere, the NILP adhered to the simplistic notion that capitalism would serve a universal interest if conservative politicians were replaced with Labour politicians.
Labour strategists were inclined to take the support of the former for granted; the problem, as they saw it, was the deep-rooted “Britishness” of workers who were Protestants and these outnumbered their Catholic class brethren by some two to one.
This latter organisation is regarded as a sister party of the British Labour Party and operates within the EU under the same ersatz “socialist” umbrella as both the British and the Irish Labour parties.
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 The Connolly-Walker Controversy: On Socialist Unity in Ireland
The Socialist Party of Ireland considers itself the only International Party in Ireland, since its conception of Internationalism is that of a free federation of free peoples, whereas that of the Belfast branches of the I.L.P. seems scarcely distinguishable from Imperialsim, the merging of subjugated peoples in the political system of their conquerors.
For years that Party appealed in vain to the workers, with the result that in 1909 the Scottish societies agreed to affiliate with the British Labour Party and their national organisation, whilst the delegates to the Portsmouth Conference (theoretically Home Rulers), unanimously adopted this policy.
We, of the Socialist Party of Ireland, now, as in the past, hold it to be our duty to assist and foster every tendency of organised Labour in Ireland to found a Labour Party capable of fighting the capitalist parties of Ireland upon their own soil.
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 Labour In Northern Ireland------------View Update
When the Belfast Labour Party (formed in 1917) applied for affiliation to the Labour Party in 1919 its application was rejected and referred to the then Irish Labour Party & TUC (EC Minutes 3/06/1919).
After partition in 1921, despite the fact that Northern Ireland remained part of the United Kingdom (and was not in the Home Rule Ireland envisaged in 1913-14), Labour in Northern Ireland continued to be summarily rejected by the Labour Party.
But these prospects were destroyed that year by the constitutional crisis caused by Ireland declaring itself a Republic and leaving the Commonwealth, and by the whipping up of nationalist hysteria in the Anti-Partition Campaign, which included the Irish Labour Party in its ranks.
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 Labour In Northern Ireland------------View Update
Recent material released by the Taoiseach's department to the National Archives shows that, despite having the word Labour in its title, John Hume intended that the SDLP would have no connection with the Labour Party in Ireland or Britain.
Hume stressed for the information of the Taoiseach, that despite the necessary inclusion of the word Labour in the name of the party (in deference to Fitt and Devlin), there would be no connection between it and the British, Irish and Northern Ireland Labour parties.
In the event when the party was launched in August 1970, its leader was Gerry Fitt, and it was his labour credentials and those of Paddy Devlin which gained the new party admission to the Socialist International, and thus its 'Sister Party' status.
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 Labour responses
Both parties made representations to their respective Governments relative to the imprisonment of this heroic fighter for Democracy.
Mr Joseph Boyd suggested that the reason Ryan was held was his usefulness in Ireland.
Mr P O'Connor said that the Socialist Party of Northern Ireland had communicated to Mr De Valera and had also sent a telegram to Mr Chamberlain.
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 James Connolly: Ireland Upon The Dissecting Table (1914)
This, in simple language, means that a local majority, in Belfast or Derry, for instance, are to be given the power to wreak their hatred upon Ireland by dismembering her, by cutting Ireland to pieces as a corpse would be cut upon the dissecting table.
But today these organisations are loud in their approval of the proposal to put Ireland upon the dissecting table and to give into the hands of Sir Edward Carson and his dupes the knife with which to cut her up.
So that here you have two leading spokesmen of the Liberal and Home Rule Parties admitting that the six years’ limit is only a form of speech – that in practical politics it will have no real existence.
www.marxists.org /archive/connolly/1914/04/irdissect.htm   (575 words)

 The Labour Party - Home - Welcome - Current Campaigns - Latest News - People Profiles
With Labour in Government taxes will stay down, says Pat Rabbitte in latest edition of The Rose more
Recently in Laytown, Co.Meath various proposals had been considered to ensure that 100 junior infants could get to school, these included busing them off to class in a jockeys' weigh-room in Bellewstown; or having a split day which would entail sending children to school for three hours in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Labour continues to listen to the views and concerns of families and communities across the country on a range of issues.
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 The SDLP Political Party
Check out recent Press Release Archive from 1997 to 2005
Check out how SDLP pressure led to the withdrawal of the Northern Ireland Offences Bill (OTRs)..
For information on your Constituency Representatives please click here...
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