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
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