Thursday 27 April 2017

John Drennan: Shortall's departure was 'iconic'

TD's move has exposed internal concerns over political leadership

John Drennan

John Drennan

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".

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