Alan Kelly is the new Labour Party leader.

 

The Tipperary TD was formally announced the winner of the leadership contest late last night.

 

Out of a total valid vote of 1,915 votes, Deputy Kelly received 1,047 votes compared to 868 received by Deputy Ó Ríordáin

 

Brendan Howlin quit the role after the party's poor showing in the general election.

 

Alan Kelly's chief rival, Dublin-based Aodhán Ó Ríordáin conceded defeat via Twitter.

 

In a video online, he said the party had a lot of work to do.

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