Saturday December 7, 2019

Can Joan Burton save Labour?

Buffeted by governing in an age of austerity, the Labour Party faces perhaps its greatest electoral test ever

6th September, 2015
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Joan Burton: ‘We are a society, not an economy’All pictures: Feargal Ward

Political greatness is more often achieved in adversity than amid ease. But, of course, so is political failure. Which will it be for Joan Burton, Tanaiste, minister, leader of the Labour Party? Triumph or disaster? Recovery in the polls and an historic return to government or an electoral mauling that destroys the Labour Party as the main centre-left force in Irish politics? Greatness or failure?

The task facing Burton is immense; her chances of success,...

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