Thursday October 22, 2020

Labour at a loss as Sinn Fein steals its thunder

In the past, a troubled Labour Party could still rely on its core working-class vote.

5th October, 2013
Eamon Gilmore and the rest of the Labour Party are gradually becoming less and less relevant in Irish society. Picture: TONY O'SHEA

Watching the demise of the Labour Party is becoming a sort of bloodsport. It is losing parliamentary members one by one, and each week brings yet another opinion poll suggesting that it is now hovering in the relegation zone. Last week's 6 per cent rating in the Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll is its worst showing in a generation.

In some ways, one can understand the incomprehension of Labour's leaders as they point to the economic...

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