Labour pains: the rebuilding of a political movement

The Labour Party's fortunes hinge on something far more fundamental than who the leader is

23rd April, 2017
Labour leader Brendan Howlin Pic: RollingNews.ie

As Labour gathered for its annual conference in Brendan Howlin’s native Wexford this weekend, there was a sense among delegates that whatever else about the party’s struggles, the public’s anger has at least subsided.

“I met somebody when I was out last week who lifted the head off me a year or two ago, but he was really nice and friendly this time,” councillor Rebecca Moynihan said. “People are...

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