Saturday June 6, 2020

Politics in Focus: New chairman taking his place at the Labour pulpit

New Labour Party chairman Colm Keaveney has a reputation for speaking his mind, but party leaders will hope he can be a unifying force in the party, writes Niamh Connolly.

21st April, 2012
Colm Keaveney, Labour Party chairman: campaigned on a platform of shaking up decision-making among the party hierarchy. Photo: Tony O'Shea

As relations between the coalition parties become increasingly fractious, the election of Labour Party TD Colm Keaveney to the position of party chairman is an important indicator of the mood among the wider membership of the party.

Described as something of a 'contrarian' in the party, Keaveney, 42, campaigned on a platform of shaking up decision-making among the hierarchy and raising Labour's profile in government.

The Galway East politician follows in the footsteps of Michael D...

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