Tuesday 16 January 2018

Elections 2014: Gilmore will not quit after Euro elections

Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

EAMON Gilmore has ruled out the prospect of holding a discussion on his leadership even if Labour is left with no MEPs following the European elections.

Hopes of a pre-election bounce in support for the party have not materialised according to an Irish Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll, and it remains stuck on 6pc support.

The focus on Mr Gilmore's leadership during the election campaign has intensified following the decision by Ireland South MEP Phil Prendergast to call for his resignation.

Labour's hopes of having any representation in the European Parliament rest with Dublin MEP Emer Costello.

Speaking at the launch of Ms Costello's 'seven point plan for Dublin', Mr Gilmore said the party would be focusing heavily on increasing her support in the coming days.

Irish Independent

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