Ivana Bacik’s Labour Party have made a strategic error –they’ve helped, not hindered, the Coalition

Labour leader Ivana Bacik. Photo: Rollingnews.ie

Eoin O'Malley

It is unlikely Labour expected to win its vote of no confidence in the Government, because had it won it would have precipitated an election. Given the state of the party in opinion polls, and the positive state of their rivals, the Social Democrats, an election could be curtains for many of Labour’s TDs — maybe even the party itself.