‘We’re all human, we all bleed red’ – Irish Labour Party
Irish Labour’s leadership campaign is in its final days with the party saying that it would be the “last time” that it will make a formal manifesto.
The party is currently on course to lose its seat in the Dáil next week, following the retirement of Martin McGuinness as party leader.
A spokesman for the party said that the manifesto was still in the process of being developed, and that it was “time to start talking about a new era”.
The party’s leadership has been a focus of intense debate since the departure of McGuinness in February last year, with many Labour supporters calling for the group to be broken up and for the new leader to stand down.
“There are two main issues for us to consider,” the spokesman said.
“The first is that we have got to work with the next generation of leaders.
The second is the issues of social mobility.
“And this is going to take a lot of time and commitment. “
“That’s why we’re all working together in this process. “
It’s going to be a long, hard process and we will have to be patient.” “
That’s why we’re all working together in this process.
It’s going to be a long, hard process and we will have to be patient.”
The spokesman added that it wasn’t the first time that Sinn Féin had considered splitting the party and the new party would be “a great new organisation”.
“It’s not the first split.
In fact it was the only time in the history of the party that there was a split,” he said.
The Sinn FÉin leader, Gerry Adams, has also called for a “new generation” of Labour members to take the reins in the party after the election.
Sinn FÁin also announced a new leader in the run up to the election, but said that they had not yet decided on a candidate.
The new leader is expected to be announced by the end of the week.