Prime Time's Politcal Correspondent, Katie Hannon, blogs from the Labour conference in Killarney.

Labour in Killarney

The drinks reception that followed the big centre piece of the Labour Party Conference in Killarney was a happy affair. Diplomats mingled with politicians. Handlers and journalists swapped good natured banter. It was generally agreed that Joan Burton’s first televised leader’s speech had gone well. More than one ...

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