Labour finally gets a break after bruising year

Today's poll shows a potential recovery for Labour and Fine Gael if economic recovery strengthens, writes Pat Leahy.

24th November, 2013

For Labour, some good news at last. After a torrid year, and with only days to go before he faces party activists at their annual conference, Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has finally caught a break.

Today's three-point increase in his party's fortunes does not mean that the pressure on Labour or on Gilmore is over. But it does give him hope for the future: hope that if the government's fiscal and economic strategy works, that...

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