- Today the new Leader of the Labour Party Eamon Gilmore announced his new front bench containing a blend of youth and experience that will enable Labour to keep the Government to account in the Dail and the Seanad.
Speaking about his choices, Eamon explained: "I have not felt the need to 'shadow' exactly existing departments (they are often created simply as an administrative convenience for government) and I have in a number of cases given Deputies and Senators responsibility for areas that I consider to be of particular importance, including human rights, constitutional and law reform, disability issues and the Irish language.
Each of the three newly elected TDs has been given important portfolios and I have no doubt that they will rise to the challenge. Each of the new Senators has also been given responsibility for a key area."
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