Huge swing to SF and independents as Labour crumbles

Gilmore's leadership now under serious threat.

25th May, 2014
Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, and Loraine Mulligan, Labour's Dublin West by-election candidate. Picture: Barbara Lindberg

With the counting of votes continuing for the local elections and beginning this morning for the European Parliament elections, the Labour Party is crashing to a humiliating defeat, piling pressure on its leader Eamon Gilmore, who is now facing questions about his leadership from within his own party.

There were massive gains for Sinn Féin and independents emerging last night. An RTE exit poll, combined with tallies and counts from around the country, suggested that...

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