Sunday 22 October 2017

Labour must make voice heard or face wipeout at next election

THE schools were back the week before last and the Cabinet got back to it last week. The TDs and senators will be back on campus . . . well, next week.

But as the political machine cranks up again for a new season, the big and recurring question at Leinster House will be: just what can Labour do to pull itself back from the abyss?

It is time for Eamon Gilmore and his cabinet colleagues to be seen thumping the table and heard raising their voices. It is more usually a miserable station being the smaller party in a government that is broke to the ropes. But this time round that role could prove fatal for Labour as the political ground is rapidly shifting in this country.

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