Tuesday 23 May 2017

John Drennan: Gilmore failing to impose order over Vatican embassy

John Drennan

John Drennan

The belated attempt by Labour leader Eamon Gilmore to impose some order on his "fractious" and "despairing" TDs and senators at a special meeting to be held next Thursday is already beginning to fall apart.

Labour Oireachtas members are growing more alarmed at what they describe as the party's "secularisation by stealth agenda" in the wake of a decision to close the Irish embassy to the Vatican.

They are also vowing to fiercely resist the leadership's "centralising tendencies".

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