Brendan Howlin is to resign as the leader of the Labour Party.
The Wexford man made the announcement this afternoon in Dublin.
It follows a disappointing general election for the party.
Joan Burton lost her seat in Dublin West, which means Labour will only have 6 TD's sitting tin the 33rd Dail.
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Howlin also revealed that Labour will not formally enter government, a decision backed by its parliamentary party.
However, the Labour Party is open to supporting a programme for the government on certain issues from the opposition benches.