Lynch: Labour needs to preserve experience

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch has dismissed its a given that some Cabinet ministers and longer serving members within the Labour Party are to be bumped in favour of new blood.

The Labour Party Minister was responding to speculation that Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte and Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore will lose their seats around the cabinet table in the forthcoming reshuffle.

Minister Lynch said she believes the Labour Party has always got the balance right.

"There needs to be a mix of both talent and expertise," she said.

"You can't entirely dismiss the type of experience and wealth of knowledge, but I think the Labour party has always good at recognising talent … any party should be constantly in transition, and it should be about bringing in new people."

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