Friday 15 December 2017

Lise Hand: Gilmore's in the eye of the storm as Black Tuesday hits

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore

AFTER a prolonged balmy summer, it was a gloomy, sodden morning commute to work for denizens of the capital yesterday morning.

But the hard rain that fell on the Labour Party's parade over breakfast had little to do with the soggy weather. A party staffer posted a doleful tweet just after 8am, which read: "Shall call today Black Tuesday. That is all ... "

It was a reference to the inclement conditions, she later claimed. But there was no denying that the latest poll figures, which place the Labour Party at a grim 6pc – a fall of 6pc since the last comparable poll three months ago – puts the junior coalition partners right into the eye of the storm again.

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