Political Interview: Brendan Howlin
After being written off as Leas-Ceann Comhairle in 2007, Brendan Howlin came back last year to take the most important Labour ministry, writes Niamh Connolly, Political Correspondent.
Brendan Howlin is the quintessential comeback kid of politics. When the Wexford TD accepted Fianna Fáil's offer of the position of Leas-Ceann Comhairle in 2007, it was a significant step back, and seen by some as a preamble to an exit from politics.
But Howlin made a dramatic comeback during last year's coalition negotiations, plucking the most important Labour ministry - the second finance post - from under the noses of two other leading...
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