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WATCH: Burton says she hasn't talked with Gilmore about 'rift'

The Social Protection Minister was speaking to at the Labour Party national conference in Killarney at the weekend.

JOAN BURTON HAS said she has not spoken with Eamon Gilmore about reported tensions between the pair that were the subject of considerable media coverage earlier this year.

The Social Protection Minister was speaking to at the Labour Party conference in Killarney last weekend.

An apparently ongoing rift between the Labour leader and deputy leader was detailed in The Price of Power by Pat Leahy with one anecdote noting how Burton had stored the infamous ‘Gilmore for Taoiseach’ posters in her father’s garden shed.

Asked whether reports of a rift between them had been overblown, Burton repeated previous comments on her relationship with Gilmore.

“Myself and Eamon have always had a very good working relationship,” she said. “He is the leader of the Labour Party I am very happy to support him. He’s been really happy to support me.”

Watch more in the video above

Joan Burton: ‘Eamon Gilmore has always been supportive of me and I am for him’

Burton: I’m perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore

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