Gilmore's gloves are off for the treaty scrap

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore argues that the government is entitled to point out to the electorate the consequences of a No vote in the upcoming referendum, writes Pat Leahy.

5th May, 2012
Eamon Gilmore: 'There are consequences for rejecting the treaty and I think we are entitled to point that out'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Eamon Gilmore made his bones in opposition with trenchant, slashing attacks on the Fianna Fáil-Green government's economic and banking policies.

Week after week in the Dáil thoughout 2009 and 2010, he projected a barely-suppressed anger that struck a chord with a public both bemused and enraged by what was happening to their country and its prosperity.

After a harum-scarum general election campaign, Gilmore's savage indignation propelled him into power, in a government with...

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