Labour Party (Ireland) leadership election, 2014
The 2014 Labour Party leadership election was held following the resignation of Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore as Leader of the Labour Party in the aftermath the party's poor showing at the local and European elections. A postal ballot was held to elect a successor. Nominations opened on 27 May and closed on 2 June.
Two candidates contested the leadership election:
- Joan Burton, Deputy leader and Minister for Social Protection
- Alex White, Minister of State for Health with Responsibility for Primary Care 
- Ciara Conway, TD for Waterford
- Alan Kelly, Minister of State for Transport with Responsibility for Public and Commuter Transport
- Michael McCarthy, TD for Cork South–West
- Seán Sherlock, Minister of State for Research and Innovation
There were 5 leadership election debates held across Ireland during the election campaign.
|Labour Party leadership election debates, 2014|
|N°.||Date||Place||Leadership candidates||Deputy Leadership candidates|
|P Participant. N Non-invitee. A Absent invitee.||Burton||White||Conway||Kelly||McCarthy||Sherlock|
|1||June 9, 2014||Radisson Blu Hotel,
|2||June 16, 2014||Clayton Hotel,
|3||June 19, 2014||Rochestown Park Hotel,
|4||June 21, 2014||Tom Johnson Summer School,
Portlaoise Heritage Hotel,
|5||June 26, 2014||Mansion House, Dublin||P||P||P||P||P||P|
|Deputy leader election|
- "Need to govern with more heart, says Joan Burton". RTÉ News. 4 July 2014.
- "Joan Burton wins 76pc of votes to become new Labour Party leader". Irish Independent. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- "Joan Burton happy to take the reins as Labour leader". Irish Examiner. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.