Labour’s next leader needs to shrug off the past
The state’s oldest party has youth on its side but it needs to stake out new ground
The Labour Party may be the oldest in the state, but when it comes to structure and determination, it is no match for Sinn Féin. Mary Lou McDonald’s party has more rules, is more organised and directs its decisions and policy more effectively and more bluntly.
Labour was always its target. Like a soccer coach, Sinn Féin studied its opponent and the weaknesses were plain to see, with the main one centring on organisation. While ...