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Burton's leadership bid could spark new tensions with Fine Gael

Four-week campaign gives White chance to catch front runner Joan Burton.

1st June, 2014

Joan Burton, the front runner for the Labour Party leadership, will this week set out her pitch to party members, including several proposals which will put her at odds with her coalition partners Fine Gael.

Burton will outline a plan which will focus on improving living standards and restoring losses for low and middle income earners.

Plans to increase the tax take from higher earners will put her on a collision course with Fine Gael,...

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