Labour leadership contest concludes today

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The Labour Party will today elect a new leader.

Following a disappointing general election earlier this year in which Labour secured just six Dail seats, Brendan Howlin announced his intention to step down as leader.

There are two candidates now competing for the position – Tipperary TD Alan Kelly and Dublin Bay North TD Aodhán Ó’Riordáin.

Once today’s count is completed, it will be the fourth time the party’s leadership has changed in 13 years.

The votes have been cast and will be counted this afternoon in Dublin, with candidates expected to be watching on remotely.