'The seven stages of Leadership' - Is Alan Kelly drowning his sorrows?
Fresh from his leadership defeat Alan Kelly has posted a picture of seven pints of Guinness on his twitter page.
The Labour TD posted this picture to his nearly 7,500 followers this evening.
He wrote: "The seven stages of Leadership! :).....home is where the heart is.....in Ciss Ryan's Garrykennedy, Portroe."
Earlier Mr Kelly failed to secure the required backing of just one TD and was therefore not allowed to contest a leadership contest.
The seven stages of Leadership! .....home is where the heart is.....in Ciss Ryan's Garrykennedy, Portroe. pic.twitter.com/lwqy7n5fCt— Alan Kelly TD (@alankellylabour) May 20, 2016
This means Brendan Howlin has succeeded Joan Burton as leader without any election taking place.
Mr Kelly was not present at Mr Howlin's unveiling this afternoon.
"I am very disappointed Alan Kelly did not show up today," Mr Howlin said. "I will be ringing him after this press conference."
In an interview with News at One, the new leader said he had “no trouble" with Mr Kelly and he would be an “intrinsic part of the Labour Party”.