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RTE glitch was darkest minute for FF leader

Published 14/01/2011 | 05:00

THEY can't make him go away in the short term, but Brian Cowen disappeared momentarily yesterday.

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The Taoiseach's direct explanation to the nation on why he intended to remain in power over the coming weeks was stopped in its tracks last night -- by a technical glitch.

Mr Cowen was being grilled by Bryan Dobson on RTE's Six-One' news shortly before 6.30pm when the feed from Leinster House suddenly failed.

Efforts to contact RTE were unsuccessful last night.

Mr Dobson waited in vain for the link to re-established before moving on to a different story.

Returning to Mr Cowen a few minutes later, the message had not changed.

"I am committed to leading this party. There is no vacancy. There is no probationary period," the Taoiseach said.

Irish Independent

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