Enjoy the sunshine, Taoiseach, before 2012's storm
ASSUMING the international sunshine continues to seek him out like this, Brian Cowen can afford to holiday at home.
Yesterday, in the middle of the lengthy Dail summer recess, the influential 'Newsweek' magazine ranked the Taoiseach among 10 of the world's top leaders.
Cowen, last seen pottering about his caravan in Connemara last week, hasn't made a comment. He doesn't need to -- the whooping and backslapping from Fianna Fail HQ will have said it all.