Thursday October 22, 2020

Beleaguered Labour TDs may force leadership to act

Under pressure from its TDs Labour may have to become more assertive about its policies in government if it is to reverse its slide in the opinion polls, writes Pat Leahy.

9th June, 2012
Joan Burton and Eamon Gilmore: under pressure from Labour deputies concerned about holding onto their seats. Photo: Tony O'Shea

If Labour leader Eamon Gilmore was expecting credit for his role in securing a Yes vote for the government in the fiscal treaty referendum, he was disappointed last weekend.

Labour was widely touted as one of the losers from the campaign, while Sinn Féin - which actually was on the losing side - was everywhere described as the big winner. Political commentary and debate can often be mistaken, of course, but it still often frames...

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