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Ivana Bacik Confirmed As Labour Party Leader

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The TD was unopposed.

Ivana Bacik has been confirmed as the new leader of the Labour party.

She takes over from Alan Kelly, after he announced his resignation earlier this month.

Labour leader Ivana Bacik says a mini budget and a national pay rise are needed to combat the cost of living.

The Dublin Bay South TD was elected as the head of the party today after her nomination, by the rest of the parliamentary party, was unopposed.

In her acceptance speech, she says the cost of living challenges means Ireland needs a pay rise:

Political Editor, Irish Examiner, Daniel McConnell spoke about what her appointment means for the future of the Labour Party with Eoin Beatty on Thursday's Kildare Focus:



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