Sunday 4 December 2016

The Yates Anthology: For Labour, there's no safety in numbers

Published 30/01/2016 | 02:30

'I was quite confident that Joan Burton would hold her own seat in Dublin West.Yet the recent record of Tánaistí securing their seats is not reassuring'. Photo: Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney
'I was quite confident that Joan Burton would hold her own seat in Dublin West.Yet the recent record of Tánaistí securing their seats is not reassuring'. Photo: Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

It's Labour's turn to have its annual bash as Joan Burton's weary charges descend on Willie Penrose home turf - Westmeath.

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It also happens to be the territory of one of the party's rare safe seats.

It will more than likely be its last set piece before the Dáil is dissolved, probably on Tuesday. Anxiety about imminent electoral annihilation abounds.

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