Labour on life support
This week Labour leader Eamon Gilmore announced his decision to step down following the party’s dismal performance in the Euro, local and by-elections. With the decimation of its local representation and its failure to win a single seat in the Euros, the party faces a grim future unless it can find some way of reconnecting with its disillusioned former voters. But how steep a cliff does it have to climb? And what should be on the new leader’s when they take over in July? Former Labour general secretary Ray Kavanagh argues that the party faces near-annihilation unless it reconnects with its values and its supporters, while Fiach Kelly and Mary Minihan discuss the dynamics of the leadership race and the challenges ahead for whoever wins.
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