Senior members of the Labour Party met last week to discuss how to improve the party's image ahead of the next general election. The party's national executive council met on Thursday to establish working groups on various issues, including one dealing with the branding of the party and its election hopefuls. It was rumored during last week that the party was considering dropping its famous red rose logo.
Finance spokeswoman and Dublin West TD Joan Burton expressed her strong distaste for the party emblem. "I don't like the current one, I have said that numerous times."
Dr Mary Upton said she preferred the old logo and said the party should revert to it. She said, "The old rose was a Labour Party label."
Deputy leader Liz McManus told the Sunday Independent that while she had no problem with the current symbol, she was open to see what alternatives could be developed. - SINDO - 27/03