Joan Burton's rival claims the Tánaiste is in serious danger of losing her seat

Ruth Coppinger has accused the Labour Party of "treachery"

Ruth Coppinger, GE16, Joan Burton, Dublin West, Anti-Austerity Alliance, People Before Profit

Ruth Coopinger at the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit launch of their general election campaigns | Image: RollingNews.ie

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One of Joan Burton's rivals in Dublin West claims the Tánaiste is in serious danger of losing her seat.

Ruth Coppinger of the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit says the reception on the doorsteps suggests the Labour leader could be set to lose her seat.

She was commenting as the new alliance launched its election campaign, promising an end to water charges.

Although the Tánaiste is already flanked by armed Gardaí because of her ministerial role, Ruth Coppinger says the idea of canvassing with Garda protection is telling:

Earlier today, Coppinger stated that she hopes to be the candidate who 'brings Joan Burton down'.

Ruth Coppinger says her reception on doorsteps in Dublin West leads her to believe the Labour leader's Dáil seat is at risk.

She was speaking as the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit launched its general election campaign this afternoon.

She says voters will find it difficult to forgive Labour for their actions over the last five years.

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