Former SIPTU Boss Jack O’Connor To Stand For The Labour Party In Wicklow

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With the Labour Party stalling at 5% or thereabouts in the national polls, its electoral future seems pretty bleak. However, desperate times call for desperate measures, which may explain the group’s decision to select Jack O’Connor, the current party chairman, as its candidate for the constituency of Wicklow. The former head of Ireland’s largest trade union, SIPTU, O’Connor gained notoriety as a staunch apologist for Labour’s entry into coalition government with Fine Gael in 2011. Indeed, as one of the highest paid union officials in the country during the depths of the post-Celtic Tiger recession, he became famous for his repeated claim that without Labour’s presence in the corridors of power the draconian austerity measures of the FG administration would have been far, far worse. This, of course, was an utterly spurious argument to make, as the inept party leader, Joan Burton, proved with her enthusiastic embrace of Troika-mandated

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