Paschal Donohoe: The puzzle of Howlin’s ‘do-nothing’ coalition

The Labour leader is a populist critic of New Politics who didn’t support the Old Politics either

21st August, 2016
Brendan Howlin has moved on to become the leader of the Labour party Pic: RollingNews.ie

A week rarely goes by, in my job as Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, in which my estimation of Brendan Howlin does not rise. My predecessor led this department at a time of national crisis. Decisions were so tough. Spending was cut, public pay was reduced and serious reforms were implemented.

I genuinely wish him well in his role as leader of the Labour Party. As a citizen and also as a Fine Gael...

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