Spring opts out as White and Burton prepare for battle

Kerry north TD Arthur Spring has decided not to contest for the Labour Party leadership, nominations for which close at midday today.

3rd June, 2014

Kerry north TD Arthur Spring has decided not to contest for the Labour Party leadership, nominations for which close at midday today.

Spring has said that he will endorse social protection minister Joan Burton’s candidacy, the current favourite for the job. Reports this morning suggested that the European Commission’s insistence that the Government must implement €2 billion worth of spending cuts and tax hikes in October’s budget would be a blow to Burton’s ambition to...

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