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Power cut for Kelly as path clears for Howlin

No desire in party for divisive leadership contest

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

3rd April, 2016
Not the right time for Alan Kelly, Pic: Barbara Lindberg

Alan Kelly is set to be forced out of the race to become the next Labour leader - leaving the way clear for Brendan Howlin.

Labour sources say Kelly’s stock among the membership has dropped since the election campaign, due to his comments about power being “like a drug” to him and his overall role as director of elections.

It is also seen as unlikely that Kelly could get both a...

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