Howlin: ‘Kelly’s ambition is a very fine trait, but I’m going nowhere’

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin says that while Alan Kelly is fully entitled to set his stall out for the future, he himself has no plans to step down from the top job just yet

7th January, 2018
Brendan Howlin: ‘My job is to build the Labour Party and have critical mass’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has said there is no question of any leadership challenge from Tipperary TD Alan Kelly before the next election.

Howlin was tasked with restoring Labour’s fortunes after it fell from 37 seats to just seven at the last general election. But he was recently given a six-month deadline by former party deputy leader Alan Kelly to produce results.

However, in an interview with The Sunday Business Post, Howlin said there...

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