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Joan's put-down of the Dublin 4 doctor adds life to 'Mourning Ireland'

Published 16/09/2015 | 02:30

Labour Leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton TD
Labour Leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton TD

AN RTÉ presenter told Tánaiste Joan Burton that she "overstepped the mark" when a heated 'Morning Ireland' row continued off air.

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Dr Gavin Jennings attempted to take the Labour Party to task after she accused RTÉ of living in a Dublin 4 world.

But Ms Burton shrugged off the row and with her tongue firmly in cheek and said she was sorry for not addressing her interrogator as a doctor. "I apologise I didn't use his full title," she told reporters afterwards.

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