The Starry Plough has been an enduring symbol for the
Irish labour movement since it was first adopted in 1914.
The Starry Plough depicts Ursa Major, a constellation of
stars commonly known as The Plough. This constellation
points towards the northern star and has been used for
millennia to navigate the way. Its symbolism reflects the
guiding principles that have guided the Irish Labour Party
for over a century, and the journey we are still on to
attain a better, fairer, more equal country for all.