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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