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Eamon Gilmore calls it a day on his Dáil career


Former Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has today announced that he will not be seeking nomination as candidate in Dun Laoghaire for the next general election.

Mr. Gilmore was first elected to the Dáil in 1989, and became Labour party leader in 2007. He led the party into Government with Fine Gael in 2011.

He resigned as Tanaiste and Labour party leader in May 2014 after the party’s disastrous performance in the local and European elections. Labour obtained just 7pc of the vote.

Mr. Gilmore said “I wish to thank the members of the Labour Party in Dun Laoghaire for their continued support and friendship, and the staff with whom I have worked for their loyalty and hard work. I also wish to acknowledge my Parliamentary colleagues in the Labour Party, and from across the political spectrum, for their work in the public interest.”

“I look forward to continuing to contribute to public life and the Labour Party.”

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