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Lise Hand: Gilmore's in the eye of the storm as Black Tuesday hits

Published 02/10/2013 | 05:00

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore

AFTER a prolonged balmy summer, it was a gloomy, sodden morning commute to work for denizens of the capital yesterday morning.

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But the hard rain that fell on the Labour Party's parade over breakfast had little to do with the soggy weather. A party staffer posted a doleful tweet just after 8am, which read: "Shall call today Black Tuesday. That is all ... "

It was a reference to the inclement conditions, she later claimed. But there was no denying that the latest poll figures, which place the Labour Party at a grim 6pc – a fall of 6pc since the last comparable poll three months ago – puts the junior coalition partners right into the eye of the storm again.

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