Craic & Codology

Labour Party ‘could be next Alan Kelly leader’

Labour Party TDs were last night declining to comment on speculation that they will lead Alan Kelly in opposition in the new Dáil. The party is understood to be considering the proposal from the South Tipperary TD following the resignation of its Tánaiste Joan Burton.
“I feel it’s a great opportunity for the Labour Party to portray itself in a new, dynamic light by representing me on the back benches,” enthuses the outspoken politician. “I don’t see it being merely symbolic move either. There’s a tonne of clerical work and dishwashing to be done behind the scenes as I prepare the groundwork for a return to power.”