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The Candidate Podcast: Brendan Howlin answers your election questions
The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.

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AS THE COUNTDOWN to election day on 8 February continues, we now know more about the policies of parties with the release of manifestos.

The Candidate podcast brings readers closer to the party leaders, giving you a chance to find out more about what they stand for before we go to the polls in just under two weeks time. 

For our second The Candidate podcast, Political Correspondent Christina Finn sat down with Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin.

But, this is a podcast with a twist.

We wanted to make sure that your voices were heard and so we asked you to put your questions to the Labour leader, in the form of a WhatsApp recording.

We got lots of questions about housing, taxation, Labour’s role in the austerity years, and whether the party will consider an alliance with Sinn Féin?

Listen to the latest episode of The Candidate here or below. 

The Candidate is presented by Christina Finn, produced and edited by Laura Byrne and Nicky Ryan. 

Thanks to everyone who got involved and sent in their questions. 

Subscribe to The Candidate now to catch our full interview with Brendan Howlin.

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