Gilmore: Steadfast when it counted

Gilmore: Steadfast when it counted
Eamon Gilmore and Pat Rabbitte in 1992.

Eamon Gilmore has much to be proud of - not least an economy that is now in recovery

‘Like taking a bath in public” was Dick Spring’s quip about what it was like to lead the Irish Labour Party, adding: “It is difficult to do with dignity.” Eamon Gilmore managed to do it with dignity. Nothing became the man more than the dignity with which he took his leave. Applauded at Dublin Castle two weeks ago for his acknowledged role as the principal political force behind the same-sex marriage referendum, he has announced that he will not contest the general election.

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