Wednesday 26 July 2017

When push comes to shove ministers will work with Burton

Analysis

Joan Burton TD with defeated MEP candidates Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins at the launch of the Labour Party's Local and European elections campaign
Joan Burton TD with defeated MEP candidates Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins at the launch of the Labour Party's Local and European elections campaign
John Downing

John Downing

AROUND Leinster House last night, some heavy-hitting Fine Gael politicians were not shy about letting it be known that their party would struggle to work with Joan Burton as Labour leader and Tanaiste.

Now, what can that mean?

Well, on one level, if that notion bore in on the ordinary Labour members, who are to choose the successor to Eamon Gilmore, it could actually mean she was odds on to win.

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