Eamon Gilmore threw down the gauntlet to his political rivals and the party’s organisation by pledging that “the Labour Party will run enough candidates to enable the Irish people to make Labour the largest party in the next Dáil.”
Labour’s candidate selection procedures are well advanced. In the West of Ireland, from Donegal to Kerry, the growing profile of people such as former Mayo TD Dr Jerry Cowley, and Councillor John Kelly in Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank McBrearty in Donegal South West, Colm Keaveney in Galway East, Arthur Spring in Kerry North/Limerick West, and many others all augur well for the party’s chances throughout the country.
Speaking at the Party Conference, Cllr. John Kelly said Fianna Fáil’s legacy in Government was to put almost 4,000 people out of work in Roscommon and Leitrim.