- Dec 11, 2015
Brendan Howlin has been elected unopposed as Labour Party leader after Alan Kelly failed to secure the necessary support for a leadership run.
First elected to the Dáil in 1987, Mr Howlin served as minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in the last Government.
He has twice contested the leadership of the Labour Party, losing out to Ruairi Quinn and Pat Rabbitte.
Mr Howlin replaces Joan Burton, who announced she was stepping down after a disastrous showing in the General Election, which saw the party drop to seven seats.