Sunday 18 February 2018

Burton's woes intensify as the Far Left presses for Labour's extinction

Tánaiste Joan Burton
Tánaiste Joan Burton
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

In just four weeks' time, Labour TDs and senators will gather for their final 'think-in' ahead of a general election that will define the party's future.

Party think-ins - or away days as they are also known - can be important exercises in morale-building and discussions about policy and party strategy.

But Labour's choice of destination for next month's get-together, the picturesque Glen of the Downs in County Wicklow, may prove to be an ill omen for the junior coalition partner.

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