Tánaiste says her hand gestures are only being scrutinised because she is a woman

She came under some criticism after her performance in recent debates

Joan Burton, debates, scrutinised, hand gestures, GE16, general election

Joan Burton at TV3 during the first general election debate | Image: Rollingnews.ie

Joan Burton says comments about her hand gestures during debates are only being made because she is a woman.

The Tánaiste says that lots of male politicians have peculiarities when speaking that are not picked up on.

She had come under some criticism online, after her performances in recent debates.

Ms Burton says some of the things said about her are only being made because she is a woman.

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