LABOUR LEADER HAD A 'SPRING' IN HIS STEP FOR FERMOY VISIT
For the party that had their ‘Spring Tide’ (a surge in support under Dick Spring) next Saturday’s European and local election results could produce a tsunami of support for Ireland’s so called ‘half party’.
Labour leader Eamon Gilmore was in Fermoy last Thursday and he struggled to stick to the ‘polls are only a snapshot in time’ mantra after receiving yet another ratings boost.
Decorum and good sportsmanship demands that there shouldn’t be any gloating as the opponent wavers on the ropes, however, secretly, opposition parties are salivating at the prospect of the mother of all hidings for Fianna Fail next Friday.
The long promised ‘bloody nose’ could yet become an absolute pummelling and Gilmore, a formidable Dail performer is more that capable of applying the coup de grace.
“People are sick of this Government, sick of the waste, sick of the ineptitude and sick of the indecisiveness that is threatening our economy. People want change and change is coming, I’ve no doubt about it, through the length and breadth of this country I’ve spoken to individuals and families who are suffering like they’ve never suffered before, by voting Labour next Friday people can send a clear signal to the current Government that their days are numbered” Deputy Gilmore told party activists in Fermoy last Thursday.
And their days could indeed be numbered, undoubtedly the momentum is with the opposition parties and it’s entirely possible that this momentum could become unstoppable.
Emboldened by local and European success, opposition calls will increase for a general election – something that only a few short months ago seemed so far away may be much closer than we think.
Thursday 4th June 7:27pm