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Labour Party

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Irish Labour Party Commercial 1997

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The Labour Party Ireland

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SOMEONE TELL HER LABOUR PARTY IRELAND

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Labour Party members in Northern Ireland

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Irish Labour - Party Political Broadcast 2009

The Labour Party is a social-democratic political party in the Republic of Ireland. Founded in 1912 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, by James Larkin, James Connolly and William X. O'Brien as the political wing of the Irish Trade Union Congress it describes itself as a "democratic socialist party" in its constitution. Labour continues to be the political arm of the Irish trade union and labour movement and seeks to represent workers interests in the Dáil and on a local level.
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  • Foundation 

  • Early history 

  • In the Irish Free State 

  • The split with National Labour and the first coalition governments 

  • Re-establishment in Northern Ireland 

  • Under Brendan Corish, 1960–77 

  • Late 1970s and 1980s: Coalition, internal feuding, electoral decline and regrowth 

  • 1990s: Growing political influence and involvement 

  • Merger with Democratic Left 

  • 2007 general election and aftermath 

  • 2009 local and European elections 

  • 2011 Government and decline in support 

  • Analysis of budgets 

  • 2016 general election 

  • After 2016 

  • LGBT rights policies 

  • Social policies 

  • Health policies 

  • Historical archives 

  • Structure 

  • Sections 

  • Affiliates 

  • Parliamentary Labour Party 

  • Councillors