Eamon Gilmore elected new Party Leader

Posted on September 06, 2007 at 12:00 PM

Joan, Eamon and Jan - Taken following the close of nominations for Party Leader and Deputy Leader.
Taken following the close of nominations for Party Leader and Deputy Leader.

Today at noon nominations closed for the positions of Labour Leader and Deputy Leader. As only one name was put forward for Party Leader Eamon Gilmore is deemed to be Leader designate. You can read his acceptance speech here.

Two names were received for the position of Deputy Leader, Jan O'Sullivan TDand Joan Burton TD. Ballots will be in the post on September 13 and the election will be closed at noon on October 4th. In the meantime all candidates are embarking on a hustings tour of the country, the details of which can be found here.

Images from the press conference can be viewed on our Flickr account here.

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