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Category Archives: brian cowen
Image by The CBI via Flickr So on foot of the banking reports, An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen says that he takes full responsibility but what does that mean? Is he going to resign, is he going to decline to lead … Continue reading
The Taoiseach Brian Cowen has stated that no government minister is involved in the €300 million loan for share purchase in Anglo-Irish bank. How does he know this, did he ask them or did they tell him, or has he … Continue reading
Frank Fahey TD has so many houses he should think about investing in a bank. When thinking back to the register of TD’s interests from last year, I can’t help remembering all the property Frank Fahey had and the global … Continue reading
Listening to the reaction to and commentary on Cowen’s set piece speech on Thursday night one would be forgiven for wondering if the standard of public discourse in Ireland has fallen so low that the fact of an elected politician … Continue reading
Does anyone else think that the Trio at the top of government are like teenagers left in charge of the house while their parents are abroad? They know that mundane daily tasks like the washing has to be done and … Continue reading
I’m talking out of turn here, but if anyone is interested in a practical solution to the over 70s medical card fiasco, there’s my tuppence worth. I might be asking a rather obvious question here but if the GPs charge … Continue reading
Taoiseach Brian Cowen made an unexpected appearance in Have I Got News for You last night Doesn’t he just look like a little lost lamb?
It’s not hilarious I admit but it’s more a test of what might be possible once the telly card comes out of the plastic wrapping and into the maw of the machine.
Why is Cowen so exercised about this – there is a long and honourable(ish) tradition of it in Fianna Fail. “ I wish to talk to you this evening about the state of the nation’s affairs and the picture I … Continue reading