Monday September 28, 2020

‘There’s a reason no one else would back him’

Alan Kelly had a meteoric rise in politics but last week it all came crashing down to earth for him

22nd May, 2016
Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly at the Labour Partys annual James Connolly Commemoration at Arbour Hill Cemetery in Dublin last weekBarbara Lindberg.

Alan Kelly reacted to his first major political defeat by sending a cryptic tweet of seven pints at various stages of consumption from his local pub in Portroe. He called it “the seven stages of leadership”.

As ever, there were mixed views in Labour about it. “He is just taking the piss out of himself,” said a source close to Kelly in response to the Twitter intervention.

Others in the party...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure

Daniel Murray | 10 months ago

The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools

Michael Brennan | 10 months ago

Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service

Aiden Corkery | 10 months ago