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Annual Connolly Commemoration

Posted on May 14, 2012

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore speaking at the Connolly Commemoration

Yesterday Labour TDs, MEPs, Senators, Cllrs and members met at Arbour Hill to commemorate James Connolly the founder of the Labour Party.

The Labour Party Leader and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that during our centenary year we can look back with pride on Labour's role in forging a 'democratic, progressive, peaceful Ireland. He went on to say how Connolly was a 'patriot, an internationalist, an idealist, a socialist' and these values which have driven the party since its foundation are unchanged today.

"That was our past, it is also our future. Because the values that have driven the Labour Party from its foundations are unchanging. Ireland has changed. Labour has changed Ireland. But our party's purpose has not.

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