Shakeup: Labour party announce a number of changes to their frontbench lineup as part of their recovery bid – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
July 25, 2017

Shakeup: Labour party announce a number of changes to their frontbench lineup as part of their recovery bid

The Labour party have revealed that they have made a number of changes to their frontbench lineup that will hopefully give the party a stronger foothold when it comes to tackling and challenging a number of key issues within the Dail.

Amongst the changes made by the party, party leader Brendan Howlin will be placed at the forefront of the party and tackle issues such as for Foreign Affairs and Brexit.

Meanwhile both Sean Sherlock and former Tanaste Joan Burton will become Justice and Children, and Finance and Public Expenditure spokespersons​ respectively.

Elsewhere a number of key senators including Ivana Bacik will become spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Kevin Humphreys will take the role of Transport, Tourism and Sport, whilst Aodhán Ó Ríordáin will be given the task to handle Education and Skills.

The major shakeup by the party comes as the party hope to gain further popularity​ with voters after a dismal showing in the 2016 General Election which seen the party only gain seven seats in the Dail even though they were the minority party in the Fine Gael led coalition Government in the previous four years.

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