Comment: Quinn's departure and Labour's month of talking

Pat Leahy shares his thoughts on Ruairi Quinn's decision today, and looks ahead to what it means for Labour

2nd July, 2014
Pat Leahy

My inbox has been jammed with glowing tributes to the education minister Ruairi Quinn since he announced on the plinth of Leinster House this afternoon that he will step down from cabinet when the reshuffle - expected next week - finally happens. The fact that everyone knows he is going before he was pushed doesn’t seem to have diminished the encomia in any way.

I’ve always found Quinn to be personally decent and...

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