Sunday September 27, 2020

Love of Labour lost: a party desperate to become a force again

New leader will have their work cut out now that Sinn Féin has hoovered up much of the party’s support

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

1st March, 2020
Aodhán Ó Riordán, Labour party TD, is running against Alan Kelly in the leadership contest. Picture: Fergal Phillips

If any candidate sums up Labour’s miserable showing in last month’s general election, it is probably Mark Wall.

A poll topper in the local elections, with a strong track record of constituency work and a deep involvement in Kildare GAA, he should by now be well settled into his new career in Leinster House.

Instead, the Kildare man has spent the last few weeks engaged in the tough slog of a...

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