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COMMENT: So Burton is in. Does she have momentum?

Burton has been carefully positioning herself since Labour’s disaster at the Meath East by-election last year, writes Pat Leahy.

28th May, 2014
Pat Leahy

So Joan Burton’s hat is in the ring for the Labour leadership; she has just announced it on the plinth of the Dail.

It’s hardly a surprise. Burton has been carefully positioning herself since Labour’s disaster at the Meath East by-election last year. This is not the same thing as plotting; I think her view has always been that she could not herself challenge Gilmore to take him out, but that events might...

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