Friday 15 December 2017

Gilmore casts a nervous eye to the future as his leadership hangs on election outcome

John Downing

John Downing

IT HAS not been a good time to be knocking on doors wearing a Labour badge in this election campaign. And it will be even harder from today as the party's image of weakness takes on the added negative of deep division.

The Irish Independent/Millward Brown opinion polls over the weekend brought more bad news for Eamon Gilmore & Co. The surveys confirmed they are in danger of losing the three European Parliament seats they won in June 2009.

Today, we follow with news that the party's embattled Ireland South candidate, Phil Prendergast, who is on 4pc and unlikely to be in the shakedown for one of the four seats, has delivered a withering commentary on Mr Gilmore's leadership.

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