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Burton on bailout and Cabinet battles

Joan Burton lays bare her thoughts on a very tough time as she nears a year in power, writes Daniel McConnell

Published 15/01/2012 | 05:00

Joan Burton, the self-described 'idealist' Minister for Social Protection, is a unique figure in Irish politics and Irish life.

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Opinionated, determined and formidable, she has, in recent weeks, been accused of harbouring a "persecution complex" by some of her colleagues in the Cabinet.

"That's the last thing I would ever suffer from," she says as we sit in front of her blazing fire in her Cabra home on Friday evening.

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