Former Labour Leader Not Seeking Election Nomination

Former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has announced he is not seeking a nomination as a candidate for the next General Election.

In a statement Mr Gilmore said: "It has been an honour to represent the people of Dun Laoghaire for the past 30 years and I am also informing members of the Labour Party, in my constituency of my decision.

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.

"Above all, I wish to thank my wife Carol and our children Grainne, Oisin and Sean for their love and comfort through all the challenges of my public life. And I want to thank too our extended family, and our personal friends who were always there for us."


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