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Clash of styles to make for lively Labour contest

Alan Kelly is a rural-based TD who presents himself as a deal-maker, while Aodhán Ó Riordáin is a Dublin-based champion of liberal causes

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

18th February, 2020
Alan Kelly launches his leadership bid at Buswells Hotel. Picture:

This could prove to be very interesting indeed.

Just as the excitement of the general election was fading, the Labour Party has conjured up a juicy leadership battle to keep us entertained as government formation negotiations trudge on in the background.

While the Labour Party under Brendan Howlin was largely ignored despite the electorate’s left-ward swing on February 8, Alan Kelly versus Aodhán Ó Riordáin should offer just the sort of clash that will get...

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