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Leader of the Labour Party (Ireland)

Leader of the Labour Party
Incumbent
Joan Burton, TD

since 4 July 2014
Deputy Alan Kelly, TD
Website Joan Burton, TD

The Leader of the Labour Party is the most senior politician within the Labour Party in Ireland. Since 4 July 2014, the office has been held by Joan Burton,[1] following the resignation of Eamon Gilmore as leader of the party.

The deputy leader is Alan Kelly.[2]

Leaders

Name Portrait Constituency Term of Office Office(s)
Thomas Johnson Dublin County 1917 1927
Thomas J. O'Connell Mayo South 1927 1932
William Norton Kildare 1932 2 March 1960 Tánaiste
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Industry and Commerce
Brendan Corish Wexford 2 March 1960 26 June 1977 Tánaiste
Minister for Health
Minister for Social Welfare
Frank Cluskey Dublin South–Central 1 July 1977 12 June 1981
Michael O'Leary Dublin North–Central 17 June 1981 1 November 1982 Tánaiste
Minister for Energy
Dick Spring Kerry North 1 November 1982 13 November 1997 Tánaiste
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Energy
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ruairi Quinn Dublin South–East 13 November 1997 25 October 2002
Pat Rabbitte Dublin South–West 25 October 2002 6 September 2007
Eamon Gilmore Dún Laoghaire 6 September 2007 4 July 2014 Tánaiste
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Joan Burton Dublin West 4 July 2014 Incumbent Minister for Social Protection

Deputy leaders

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Constituency Term of Office Office(s)
Barry Desmond Dún Laoghaire 22 February 1982 July 1989 Spokesperson on Finance
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Health
Ruairi Quinn Dublin South–East July 1989 13 November 1997 Spokesperson on the Environment
Minister for Enterprise and Employment
Minister for Finance
Brendan Howlin Wexford 13 November 1997 25 October 2002 Spokesperson on Justice
Spokesperson on Finance
Liz McManus Wicklow 25 October 2002 4 October 2007 Spokesperson on Health
Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Resources
Joan Burton Dublin West 4 October 2007 4 July 2014 Spokesperson on Finance
Minister for Social Protection
Alan Kelly Tipperary North 4 July 2014 Incumbent Minister of State for Public and Commuter Transport

See also

References

  1. ^ "Joan Burton wins 76pc of votes to become new Labour Party leader".  
  2. ^ "Alan Kelly elected Deputy Leader of Labour Party".  
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