Saturday October 31, 2020

Gilmore set to damage both himself and Labour

Six years have now passed since Eamon Gilmore led Labour to its best ever electoral performance. In a prescient article, Browne argues that the left-wing party risks doing itself serious damage by joining forced with Fine Gael.

30th July, 2017
The then taoiseach Enda Kenny and tánaiste Eamon Gilmore in 2011: Fine Gael and Labour congratulated themselves on getting the Irish economy back on track. Browne was not convinced by their claimsMaxwells

Eamon Gilmore rose to that challenge impressively in an interview with Sean O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1 during the week and hinted at just how much harm he could do, if given the chance. But before I get into that, allow me to set the context.

This is the most propitious time for Labour in its history. It has a chance of leading the next government, setting the agenda of that government and realising much...

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