Rabbitte's annus horribilis

Another week, another row in the Labour Party. The unhappy sequence of internal party events that has exasperated leader Pat Rabbitte for the past few months continued last week.

4th December, 2004

Another week, another row in the Labour Party. The unhappy sequence of internal party events that has exasperated leader Pat Rabbitte for the past few months continued last week. A row blew up over the laying-off of two members of headquarters staff, ordered by Rabbitte following an internal review of the party's structures and staffing.

It is understood that the two staff members, Angus Laverty and Ciaran Byrne, are likely to contest the attempt to...

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