Tuesday 20 March 2018

Lise Hand: Resurrection will take more than three days for crucified Labour

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

'THE Diary' found herself in the grip of a strange emotion in the count centre – upon investigation it turned out to be sympathy for a politician.

The Labour Party knew it wasn't going to be pretty, but it was far worse than its most lurid nightmares, and the few deputies present in the GAA hall were looking grim early on.

In the afternoon, its candidate Eoin Holmes made a fleeting appearance to thank the staff who had knocked on doors in vain over the past month. He was instantly swamped by media, but having previously indicated that he wouldn't be speaking, he departed in silence. His subdued director of elections explained he'd gone home "to spend time with his children".

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