Eamon Gilmore resigns

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has resigned as the leader of The Labour Party. This comes after the party received a “shellacking” from the electorate in the local elections. During his resignation speech, Gilmore said that he took full responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the local elections and that he was sad to see many great councillors lose their seats. He also told onlookers that he would be contesting the next general election, despite rumours that he would be hanging up his boots and calling it a day.

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Gilmore said that the party needed a new leader in order to “recover, regroup, renew what we’re doing.”

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