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Eamon Gilmore

Eamon Gilmore is an Irish Labour Party politician and the current Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Government of the 31st Dáil. He is also the current Leader of the Labour Party. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dún Laoghaire constituency since 1989, first with the Workers' Party of Ireland, and later with the Democratic Left, until the latter party merged with Labour. He served as a Minister of State at the Department for the Marine from 1994 until 1997 as part of the "Rainbow Coalition" during the Government of the 27th Dáil.
Born in County Galway, Gilmore graduated from University College Galway, becoming President of the Union of Students in Ireland, and later a trade union organiser, before entering local politics. As a Democratic Left TD, he was central in negotiating that party's merge with Labour. He was beaten by fellow former Democratic Left TD, Pat Rabbitte, in Labour's 2002 leadership election, and was instead appointed as the party's Environment, Housing and Local Government spokesperson. He eventually succeeded Rabbitte, being elected unopposed to the leadership in 2007. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his ...
2014-07-02
EAMON GILMORE HAS taken his last set of Dáil questions as Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs. There was much giggling as Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett accepted that, although the cabinet reshuffle has yet to be formalised, “I just read the ...
(thejournal.ie)
  1. Gilmore answers Dáil questions for last time as Foreign Affairs Minister
  2. Ceann Comhairle pays tribute to Tánaiste on last question time as Labour leader
  3. Gilmore answers Dail questions for last time as Foreign Affairs Minister

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Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if ...
2014-07-01
Outgoing Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has let it be known that he wants the job having previously indicated he would be happy to retire to the backbenches once his replacement is elected and work on the considerable task of retaining his Dáil seat in 2016.
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  1. Gilmore asks Burton, White to back him for commissioner role
  2. Gilmore interested in EU commissioner role
  3. Howlin signals backing for Gilmore as next EU Commissioner

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Costello backs Gilmore for EU Commissioner role
2014-06-29
... has been pushing the case for Eamon Gilmore to become the next EU Commissioner. A Labour minister has said Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore, his outgoing party leader, has the credentials to be Ireland's next EU Commissioner.
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  1. Costello says Gilmore has the 'strongest credentials' for European ...

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Labour backs Eamon Gilmore as next EU Commissioner
2014-06-26
Senior figures in the Labour Party are making a determined push to put Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore's name forward as Ireland's next European commissioner – but FG sources believe the post will be filled from their party. Photograph: Frank Miller. Harry ...
(Irish Times)
  1. Two contenders for Irish EU commissioner post

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'Gilmore for Taoiseach' to be switched for 'Gilmore for European Commissioner'?
2014-06-25
... to be switched for 'Gilmore for European Commissioner'? 'Do I think he wants it? Yes. Do I think he'll be good? Yes. Do I think he'll get it? Haven't a clue'. It could be argued that Enda Kenny owes Eamon Gilmore the post of European Commissioner.
(Irish Times)
  1. Hogan nomination 'key to agriculture portfolio in Europe'

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Eamon Gilmore leads tributes after death of Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon
2014-06-21
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has led tributes to Gerry Conlon, wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing, who died this morning, aged 60. Share. Go To. Comments. "I am saddened to hear of the death of Gerry Conlon and send my condolences to ...
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  1. Conlon, wrongly jailed for IRA bombing, dies at 60
  2. Gerry Conlon, 60, wrongly convicted of IRA bombing, dies

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Gilmore 'optimistic' US Congress will pass immigration reform
2014-06-18
Wed, Jun 18, 2014, 21:43. First published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014, 20:14. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has said he is “reasonably optimistic” the US Congress would pass immigration reform helping an estimated 50,000 Irish illegals.
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  1. Tanaiste in Washington for talks on undocumented Irish

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Eamon Gilmore highlights plight of 50000 'illegal Irish'
2014-06-18
The plight of more than 50,000 Irish people living illegally in the US is the focus of a visit by Ireland's deputy prime minister. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore begins two days of meetings in Washington on Wednesday. He is pushing for reform of the American ...
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  1. Gilmore in US to focus on undocumented Irish
  2. Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
  3. Tánaiste lobbies for immigration reform in unpredictable US political scene

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Banking inquiry: Eamon Gilmore accuses Fianna Fail of being against the probe
2014-06-16
Mr Gilmore said there are individuals in political circles who do not want an inquiry taking place, citing Fianna Fail. “Well I think that some people have an interest in making sure that there isn't a banking inquiry and I think first to the table on ...
(Irish Independent)
  1. Gilmore claims Fianna Fáil wants bank inquiry halted
  2. FF accused of pulling 'stroke' in banking inquiry
  3. FF fury over 'political stroke' claim

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