Challenge to Harneys leadership

The Tanaiste, Mary Harney, will face a challenge to her leadership of the Progressive Democrat party this afternoon.

The Tanaiste, Mary Harney, will face a challenge to her leadership of the Progressive Democrat party this afternoon.

The party’s national executive is meeting today in Dublin, during which the challenge will be discussed.

Brian Russell, a member of the national executive, says he will move against the Tanaiste because of the party’s poor performances in opinion polls.

The challenge is not expected to succeed.

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