Gilmore illuminates the harsh reality of politics
Published 31/10/2015 | 02:30
He delivered a record 37 seats for Labour in 2011, so the last thing the then party leader, Eamon Gilmore, probably expected was to be handed his P45 just three years later.
Political departures are seldom elegant and almost never dignified, but to some extent it might seem that the world of politics kicked Mr Gilmore in the teeth with both feet as he left the stage.
His autobiography, 'Inside The Room', gives us some valuable insights into a country on the verge of falling apart.