Wednesday 21 February 2018

John Drennan: Labour must step out from Fine Gael's Lowry shadow

The party runs the risk of an election wipeout if it fails to assert itself in government

John Drennan

John Drennan

THERE was no danger at Labour's centennial conference that the party faithful would be allowed forget that Eamon Gilmore is the most successful Labour leader in the history of the State.

The problem is that the rest of the country is having a small problem remembering who Labour actually is.

Of course, the Grumpy Old Men, Pat and Ruairi and their aspirant successors, Brendan and Eamon, are contented -- but when it comes to those who live below the officer class seeking a political future that will last for more than five years, all is unease.

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