Leader of the Labour Party (Ireland)

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Leader of the Labour Party
Eamon Gilmore Conference 2010 cropped.jpg
Incumbent
Eamon Gilmore, TD

since 6 September 2007
Deputy Joan Burton, TD
Website Eamon Gilmore, TD

The Leader of the Labour Party is the most senior politician within the Labour Party in Ireland. Since 6 September 2007, the office has been held by Eamon Gilmore,[1] following the resignation of Pat Rabbitte as leader of the party.

The deputy leader is Joan Burton.[2]

Leaders[edit]

Name Portrait Constituency Term of Office Office(s)
Thomas Johnson Tomjohnson.jpg Dublin County 1917 1927
Thomas J. O'Connell No image.png Mayo South 1927 1932
William Norton No image.png Kildare 1932 2 March 1960 Tánaiste
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Industry and Commerce
Brendan Corish No image.png Wexford 2 March 1960 26 June 1977 Tánaiste
Minister for Health
Minister for Social Welfare
Frank Cluskey No image.png Dublin South–Central 1 July 1977 12 June 1981
Michael O'Leary No image.png Dublin North–Central 17 June 1981 1 November 1982 Tánaiste
Minister for Energy
Dick Spring No image.png Kerry North 1 November 1982 13 November 1997 Tánaiste
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Energy
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ruairi Quinn Ruairi Quinn 2011.jpg Dublin South–East 13 November 1997 25 October 2002
Pat Rabbitte PatRabbitte.jpg Dublin South–West 25 October 2002 6 September 2007
Eamon Gilmore Eamon Gilmore Conference 2010 cropped.jpg Dún Laoghaire 6 September 2007 Incumbent Tánaiste
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Deputy leaders[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Constituency Term of Office Office(s)
Barry Desmond No image.png Dún Laoghaire 22 February 1982 July 1989 Spokesperson on Finance
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Health
Ruairi Quinn Ruairi Quinn 2011.jpg Dublin South–East July 1989 13 November 1997 Spokesperson on the Environment
Minister for Enterprise and Employment
Minister for Finance
Brendan Howlin Brendan Howlin TD - Labour Party.jpg Wexford 13 November 1997 25 October 2002 Spokesperson on Justice
Spokesperson on Finance
Liz McManus Liz McManus TD, Labour Party - Development of broadband infrastructure key to jobs and recovery.jpg Wicklow 25 October 2002 4 October 2007 Spokesperson on Health
Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Resources
Joan Burton Joan Burton crop.jpg Dublin West 4 October 2007 Incumbent Spokesperson on Finance
Minister for Social Protection

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eamon Gilmore elected new Party Leader". Labour Party. 6 September 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Joan Burton elected Deputy Leader of Labour Party". Belfast Telegraph. 4 October 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2011.