Senator Landy spoke with Tipp Mid West ahead of Tanaiste’s resignation.

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A county Tipperary Labour Senator has said that changing the leader of the party would achieve little without a fundemental change in the way senior Labour figures steer the party 

Senator Denis Landy was speaking after a disastrous local election for the party which saw Labour representation on the new Tipperary County Council confined to one seat.

He was also speaking ahead of of the Tanaiste’s resignation announcement this afternoon.

He told Tipp Mid West today that the poor result the party received both locally and nationally was due to a number of factors including the controversy over medical cards, water charges and social housing.

However he went on to say that the loss of support the party has witnessed is due in large to the failure of senior members of the party to listen to the public or grassroots party members.