John Drennan: Labour's Macbeth, haunted by past glories and foes
John Drennan on how Eamon Gilmore went from an Aras victory to being less popular than Gerry Adams
One of the more unfortunate features of that unique political creature known as the Irish Labour Party is how its name attracts negative headlines about 'hard Labour' or 'Labour pains' or the 'Laborious party' or even 'Labour's love lost'.
As we enter the run-up to Labour's annual conference next week, all these lines will be disinterred when it comes to the eternal sick man of Irish politics and its struggling leader.
On one level, it might, however, be more accurate to suggest that Mr Gilmore is suffering from a bad case of George Best syndrome.