Gilmore Resigns As Labour Leader

GILMORE RESIGNS AS LABOUR LEADER

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has resigned as leader of the Labour Party.

He says he takes full responsibility for Labour’s disastrous performance in the local, European and Dail by-elections.

Mr Gilmore said he made his decision last night and believes his party will be better able to renew itself under a new leader.

He’ll stay on as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party until a replacement has been elected in the coming weeks – nominations will open tomorrow.

Eamon Gilmore says the party and the government must now move forward.

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