Howlin said he met with the Green Party leader Eamon Ryan in advance of polling day, adding:
I am going to meet him next week to look at the number of seats we have and see what we can do together.
It’s not just the Green Party that Howlin wants to work with. He also has the Social Democrats in his sights.
When asked would there be a time where there would be alliance between the two parties, Howlin said he was “very open” to the idea”.
“There is very little policy differences between us,” he said, adding that he “would like to work in close alliance with the Soc Dems”. “I have said that repeatedly,” said the Labour leader.