« BackBrendan Howlin ‘hopeful’ Arthur Spring will be a part of the future regeneration of Labour

Brendan Howlin has said he “absolutely” hopes Arthur Spring will be a part of the regeneration of the Labour Party.


Arthur Spring was first elected as a TD in the North Kerry – West Limerick constituency in 2011.

He lost his seat in the last election in the new five-seat Kerry Constituency.

Deputy Howlin said politics was a cruel business and many fine, capable TDs had lost their seats – conceding hard decisions in Government may have alienated voters.

He said while the decision is Arthur’s to make, he hopes he will be part of the party’s future – adding the Spring tradition in Kerry is entwined with Labour’s social democratic values.