Monday 16 January 2017

Labour will always struggle while the whole is less than the sum of its parts

Published 05/06/2015 | 02:30

Eamon Gilmore TD will not run in the next election
Eamon Gilmore TD will not run in the next election

Eamon Gilmore led a party of 37 deputies into the Dáil in 2011. It was a record: almost four times the party's normal representation.

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Ever since, and notwithstanding the current improvement in the economy, it has been pretty much downhill all the way.

The departing leader has a sense of humour, though it mostly goes unnoticed by the people who listen to his well-constructed but unexciting speeches. He has explained his decision to leave politics by saying that "I wanted to finish the game, but I was carrying a lot of injuries."

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