Sherlock highlights leadership qualities

Seán Sherlock this week spoke of his belief that he could assist in the rebuilding of the Labour Party if he were elected deputy leader in the upcoming election. The Mallow-based minister threw his hat into the ring for the deputy leader’s job last week following the resignation of Eamon Gilmore after disastrous local and Euro election results.

The Cork East TD, who was first elected to Dáil Eireann in 2007, said, “I believe I have the energy and the capability to try this agenda with a new party leader, and I look forward to the election taking place. The government has a mandate and I intend to see that mandate fulfilled so that in 2016 we can hand back to the people an economy and a society that they can be proud of.”

“I want to be part of the process of renewal of this party,” he concluded.