"He's an incredibly obedient employee" - Joan Burton on Alan Kelly

It comes after claims from Mr Kelly that he was his own boss

Joan Burton, Alan Kelly, Labour Party, power, boss, Sunday Independent

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister Alan Kelly at the 2015 Labour Party Think-In | Image: RollingNews.ie

Minister Alan Kelly says that Tánaiste Joan Burton is "absolutely" his boss and in charge of the Labour Party.

It comes after claims from Mr Kelly earlier in the week that he was his own boss.

"Ah sure, in politics you are your own boss really", he told the Sunday Independent.

"I suppose I am very direct. I am very decisive...and I am in a hurry all the time. I am very quick to make my views known. I am very quick to say where something needs to go".

"Joan, is probably more reflective", he added.

But speaking at Labour's election campaign, Ms Burton said that Mr Kelly is a very obedient employee.

And Minister Kelly was asked if Ms Burton was the boss.