Tuesday 6 December 2016

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.

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"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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