Monday February 17, 2020

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.

23rd June, 2012
Brendan Howlin: 'We are in the most difficult set of economic circumstances this country has ever faced'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

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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