Tuesday September 22, 2020

Pat Rabbitte: At last, Labour has the space to make its case

Recent opinion polls suggest the party has a fighting chance

3rd January, 2016
The fight is on to gain entry into Leinster House Picture: Rollingnews

And they’re off! Well, actually, not quite. But it won’t be long now. Like players instructed to keep singing the national anthem until the referee says the pitch is playable, the TDs just want to get on with it. For the first time since November 1982, I will not be a direct participant in what the late John Kelly called “the great spectator sport”. It is a strange feeling.


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