The Labour Party: Downsized and demoralised

Annihilated at the polls seven months ago, Labour is licking its wounds and looking on enviously as many of its ideas are implemented by Fine Gael

18th September, 2016
Labour leader Brendan Howlin, centre, is one of the most assured performers in Dáil Éireann Picture: RollingNews

Earlier this month, a new Educate Together national school on Grace Park Road in Drumcondra on Dublin’s northside opened its doors to newly-enrolled primary students.

It was a bittersweet moment for the former local TD, Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. “It genuinely wouldn’t have happened, hand on heart, without Labour and the work that I did,” he said.

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