Brendan Howlin (centre) with colleagues following the announcement of his resignation as Labour Party leader this evening
Brendan Howlin is stepping down as Labour leader. Contest to replace him will follow.
— Next Irish General Election (@NextIrishGE) February 12, 2020
BREAKING: Brendan Howlin to resign as Labour leader pic.twitter.com/GizL14fNfw
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) February 12, 2020
Labour’s Brendan Howlin to resign as party leader (Newstalk)
I want to pay tribute to Brendan Howlin. He is a man who stepped into the breach on more than one occasion: to help rescue the country from bankruptcy and restore our sovereignty in 2011, and to lead the @Labour Party after their electoral defeat in 2016.
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) February 12, 2020
Howlin at the moon
Mad dog Brendan Howlin
He’s very small
Used to be Miniature For Health years ago
They’ll be big boots to fill.
Kelly will hardly help people forget about the last time Labour shafted their core voters ?
Kellys natural home is FG
AK47…..if elect that AON they’re finished
“restored our sovereignty”?
It’s between O’Riordan and Kelly. Labour being Labour they will elect O’Riordan and you can expect manifestos based on identity politics for the foreseeable future along with pleas to increase funding for Universities and the Arts.
They certainly don’t represent the working class or low paid.
Completely out of touch.
No sh*t Sherlock
Leo: No, No, I’ll go first
Micháel: On the count of 3, we all jump together
Brendan: Lads? Leo? Micháel? Lads?
Howlin resigns? How can you tell?
Brendan Howlin was Labour leader?
He was the last to know.
…cannot believe they still have six tds…still, dreadful Joan Burton gone and Joanna ‘friend of israel’ Tuffy came bottom of the pole…
Joe Pesci came out of retirement for The Irishman
He would be perfect playing this Gangster
Leaving with a 4 million pension pot some Minister for public sector reform!
Mr Hep C. Disgusting.
It will take more than a change of leader to save Labour from the political wilderness. They need new blood who are actual socialists with a civic conscience, not just suits who are in it for themselves which is what the current crop of Labour TDs are.
Ah here; someone has to be able to list champagne bottles by size.
Howlin baled out Fine Gael, the Country is more in debt now than 10 years
ago, he also stood over property and water tax, his party is gone and so is
he, and if he had any principles he’d have gone ages ago, and the crowd
around him hadn’t the guts to fire him…..incidentally where has Jack O’Connor
Was intending to run in Wicklow for Labour, but didn’t.
It says a lot about Brendan’s so called ‘reforms’ that the country is more indebted now than it was ten years ago. He protected the pockets of civil servants and those same civil servants didn’t even bother voting Labour.
As you say it doesn’t say much for the rest of them in the party that stood around and watched as the party faded in to insignificance.
Brendan is now another former schoolteacher who is now a multi-millionaire along with his socialist colleague Michael D Higgins