Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin was never a supporter of tying the Labour Party too closely to Fine Gael in the run-in to a general election. He opposed the ‘Mullingar accord’ agreed between Labour and Fine Gael for a joint policy platform in the 2007 general election, which proved to be far more beneficial to Fine Gael.
Now, ahead of Labour’s pre-election conference in Mullingar this weekend, Howlin is putting a clear distance...
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