Wednesday 13 December 2017

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

Labour Leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton TD
Labour Leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton TD
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

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

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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