Eamon Gilmore and James Heffernan
Impeccable sources within the Labour Party advise Grey Area that Senator James Heffernan is set to resign the Labour Party whip as early as next week. He will be the first Labour Senator to resign since the party entered the coalition Government with Fine Gael. Senator James Heffernan is currently the Labour Party Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport in Seanad Éireann.
Sources also suggest that Senator John Kelly is said to be considering resigning the Labour Party whip. If Senator Kelly also walks the pressure will surely build for a challenge to Eamon Gilmore's leadership of the Labour Party.
Senator James Heffernan (born 3 October 1979) is an Irish Labour Party politician. He was elected to the 24th Seanad in April 2011 on the Agricultural Panel. He was previously a member of Limerick County Council from 2009–11 for the Kilmallock area. He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2011 general election for the Limerick constituency, polling 7,910 first preference votes (17.5%). He was also a candidate at 2007 general election for the Limerick West constituency. He is a primary school teacher by profession.
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