Monday 19 March 2018

Train delay sets the tone before delegates rail against conference

Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

THINGS in the Labour Party rarely run smoothly and it was a case of "Heuston, we have a problem" for the hundreds of delegates, ministers and journalists who boarded the 11am Killarney-bound train for the 66th Labour National Conference.

The heaving train was full to capacity and was delayed in Dublin due to a "technical fault". Not a great start.

But it was when delegates had to change trains at Mallow that the real chaos kicked off.

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