Thursday 8 December 2016

Launching a heave isn't rocket science, so why the hot air?

Published 15/01/2011 | 05:00

THERE was a bit of a laboratory experiment going on outside the Young Scientists Exhibition yesterday. One by one, various government ministers rolled up to the entrance of the RDS only to find themselves under the microscope like some suspicious bacteria on a Petri dish.

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For there had been little abatement overnight in the sky-high levels of confusion and conjecture swirling around whether or not a heave had been launched against Brian Cowen.

The Three Ministerial Mut-ineers (Mary Hanafin, Micheal Martin and Brian Lenihan) were still keeping schtum, apart from the odd coy come-hither hint dangled in front of bewildered backbenchers and perplexed press. The Taoiseach was sequestered away in his office all day, obligingly making himself available to a stream of party members eager to bend his ear about what a catastrophic/brilliant leader he is.

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