Process to replace Eamon Gilmore as Labour leader begins today


The Chair of the Labour Parliamentary Party says it would be "cowardice" for the party to "run away from Government".

Nominations to succeed Eamon Gilmore, who resigned as leader on Monday, opened last night.

A new leader of the party is to be announced on July 4th.

Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin will make a decision on whether he is to challenge for leadership by tomorrow, with Minister Joan Burton due to declare her intentions later today.