Gilmore takes Labour reins

With no other candidates standing against him [a new trend within Labour Parties? – Ed] RTÉ reports that Éamon Gilmore has been formally declared as the new leader of the Irish Labour Party following the resignation of Pat Rabbitte in light of the party’s poor election performance. More As usual from Cian at Irish Election including Éamon Gilmore’s acceptance speech

Most people in this country want Labour to do better because they trust Labour to do our very best for the country. All I ask now, is that Labour gets a fair hearing as we begin the process of renewal.

[Not according to the last election result, Éamon – Ed]