Burton won't rule out a move against Gilmore

Burton won't rule out a move against Gilmore

Labour party sources acknowledge increasing pressure on Joan Burton to move against Gilmore.

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton left a question mark over the leadership of Eamon Gilmore yesterday, as party sources acknowledged increasing pressure on her to move to replace Gilmore.

She said the party had received a “shellacking” – the phrase used by US president Barack Obama after the US mid-term elections – from the people who voted.

When asked if it was time for her to launch a heave against the party leader, she did not rule...

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