The current leader of the Labour party Joan Burton has all but thrown in the towel regarding the future leadership of her party after she said will make a decision on her within the party after the next government is formed.
Ms Burton’s comments come after several current and former Labour TDs have called for the acting Tánaiste to step aside and let someone else take control of the party. Ms Burton’s certain demise comes after her party had a dismal election campaign losing 26 seats in the Dáil, leaving them with only seven TDs going into the next government.
According to former TD Ciaran Lynch the Tánaiste should step aside sooner rather than later as it would be best for her and the party in the long run. Mr Lynch said: “I believe that the decision for Joan is one that must be brought to a head. “I believe that it is time to rebuild and that a new leadership is required now. “I think that needs to happen as soon as possible.”