The Labour Party is an Irish political party
There’s an old story that on the night of Labour’s victory in the 1945 British general election, an outraged landed lady announced in the Savoy Hotel: “They’ve elected a Labour government! Well, the country won’t stand for it.”
Rayner Lysaght died after a prolonged illness on July 2 in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, at the age of 80 years. He was a prominent activist and historian in the Irish labour movement and an intellectual forebear in many ways of the current array of far-left parties and elected politicians.
IVANA Bacik’s story begins in Bohemia, then known as Czechoslovakia, where a talented ornamental glassmaker called Charles Bacik was feeling increasingly threatened by the rise of the totalitarian Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in the 1940s.
Dublin Bay South voters are picking a new TD today. For the rest of the nation tomorrow’s count will offer a chance to read the runes on all our leaders’ – and their parties’ – political futures.
The boot was on the other foot last week. It was time to torture a few candidates in the Dublin Bay South by-election. I felt empathy with the poor sods. For a change I was no longer a TD in the battle, but a journalist stalking former comrades, covering their by-election antics.
Regarded as one of the sharpest brains on the Irish political scene and a highly capable lawyer, Joe Revington S.C. died after a brief illness at the age of 73 on April 22 at University Hospital Kerry in his home town of Tralee.
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