John Drennan: Shortall's departure was 'iconic'
TD's move has exposed internal concerns over political leadership
Published 30/09/2012 | 05:00
ONE senior Labour minister described Roisin Shortall's resignation as "an iconic moment" for the party.
"It has crystallised concerns about political management at the heart of government, from a Labour perspective, where people are asking 'Is Enda giving Eamon the run-around?'.''
Another senior figure also warned that the party hasn't grasped "the full implications" and how the crisis was allowed to drift to "the state where a minister who gets the fulsome support of her Tanaiste on a Saturday resigns from government the next Wednesday".