Jack O'Connor: Labour Chairman?

johnny365

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SIPTU President Jack O'Connor has informed Labour leader Brendan Howlin of his intention to stand for the role of party Chairman at the parties convention in April. Brendan Howlin has reacted positively saying "he is someone he could work constructively with" O"Connor wants to be party Chairman so he can join " the struggle for workers rights"

It will be interesting to see how the party rank and file react to this, amid growing unease of Howlins lack of a plan to rebuild the party. Personally i don't think it's a good idea to have O"Connor as Chairman. The senior trade unionists have lost the support of many ordinary workers in recent years.


https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/jack-oconnor-bids-to-become-labour-party-chairman-774341.html
 


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Oh God yes Please! That will be the final nail, great stuff.
 

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SIPTU President Jack O'Connor has informed Labour leader Brendan Howlin of his intention to stand for the role of party Chairman at the parties convention in April. Brendan Howlin has reacted positively saying "he is someone he could work constructively with" O"Connor wants to be party Chairman so he can join " the struggle for workers rights"

It will be interesting to see how the party rank and file react to this, amid growing unease of Howlins lack of a plan to rebuild the party. Personally i don't think it's a good idea to have O"Connor as Chairman. The senior trade unionists have lost the support of many ordinary workers in recent years.


https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/jack-oconnor-bids-to-become-labour-party-chairman-774341.html
without looking it up name the current chair.
 

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O'Connor's time in SIPTU is up - he is looking for something to occupy his time and keep him being wined and dined.
 

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SIPTU President Jack O'Connor has informed Labour leader Brendan Howlin of his intention to stand for the role of party Chairman at the parties convention in April. Brendan Howlin has reacted positively saying "he is someone he could work constructively with" O"Connor wants to be party Chairman so he can join " the struggle for workers rights"

It will be interesting to see how the party rank and file react to this, amid growing unease of Howlins lack of a plan to rebuild the party. Personally i don't think it's a good idea to have O"Connor as Chairman. The senior trade unionists have lost the support of many ordinary workers in recent years.


https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/jack-oconnor-bids-to-become-labour-party-chairman-774341.html
Anything that accelerates the destruction of "labour " is excellent news! O'Connor is up there with Alan Kelly and Joan Burton in the eyes of the public as hate figures, he would be as popular as Hitler at a Bar Mitzvah, he should do the job nicely! It's a about time SIPTU divests itself of the far right conservative disgracefully titled "labour " party once and for all
 

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No we have lots of Labour experts that know about two Labour TDs but are experts on everything Labour. What's your own opinion on the possibility of Jack O'Connor as Chairman.
the fact that the current chair wasn't named in the article makes the position not significant, alhtough with JOC being better known maybe they'd cover the chairs speeches more.
 

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the fact that the current chair wasn't named in the article makes the position not significant, alhtough with JOC being better known maybe they'd cover the chairs speeches more.
That's the positive side he will make a previously low profile position high profile. Let's be honest any publicity is needed for the party with Howlin struggling to get on the radar and frustration growing with a lack of a clear cut plan for the future.
 

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Having O'Connor as chairman will emphasise the connection between Labour and trade unions which faded with the influx of abortionists.
 

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Having O'Connor as chairman will emphasise the connection between Labour and trade unions which faded with the influx of abortionists.
It's the public sector trade unions and the legal profession that Labour is most connected with. Liam Doran of INMO or Ken Murphy of the Law Society would be a better fit in the Labour Party Chairman role.
 

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JOC as labour chairman is good for FG, FF, Indos, etc....
It could end up like the Corbyn handling over in the UK.
Keep it up Labour
 

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More cash for another Champagne Socialist.
labour, the standing joke in Irish politics!!
LOL.
 

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Party would be mad to have Jack as chair, simply on generational grounds, ageist and all as that might sound. Shinners are finding that out with the man who was never a member.
 

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Party would be mad to have Jack as chair, simply on generational grounds, ageist and all as that might sound. Shinners are finding that out with the man who was never a member.
Poor deflection, even by a labour shill's standard.
Where's the avatar gone?
 


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