Labour quietly hopeful of staving off disaster

Labour quietly hopeful of staving off disaster
Eamon Gilmore hit out at Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein in his opening speech at the Labour Party conference this weekend. Picture: Maura Hickey

After three turbulent years in government many expect the Labour Party to receive a drubbing in the local elections, writes Michael Brennan.

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore was fired up as he hit out at the two parties who are hoping to win seats in the local elections at Labour's expense ''We won't take any guff from Fianna Fail, who put the country into the bailout in the first place or from Sinn Fein, whose daft economics would put us into a second bailout, he shouted.

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