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After a lifetime spent in politics, it's finally last orders for Brian Cowen

As the Taoiseach's career fizzes out, Jody Corcoran focuses on the role alcohol played in the FF leader's demise

Published 16/01/2011 | 05:00

Brian Cowen. Photo: Collins
Brian Cowen. Photo: Collins

WHATEVER he decides to do, whenever the consultation process he has embarked upon comes to an end, the political career of the Taoiseach Brian Cowen is over -- that is certain. It may end today or tomorrow, if he decides to buckle this weekend; or it may happen a little later if any further disclosures were to emerge regarding his association with Anglo Irish Bank, back in the day.

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Cowen is a cautious man, who plays his cards cagily. He also seems to be genuinely engaged in this process.

It is difficult, therefore, to know with certainty what he will decide to do; he is stubborn too, so his inclination will be to fight on.

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