Lise Hand: Cowen scales moral high ground (after a little push from Bertie)
OVER they toppled, one by one, like reluctant skittles. Some fell over straightaway; others may have required a little shove.
The ferocity and speed at which the storm over politicians' pensions blew up over the past few days fair took away the breath of anyone caught up in the whirlwind.
There's little doubt that Maire Geoghegan-Quinn's disdainful dismissal of the matter last Friday caused the black clouds to scud speedily over the horizon. But the electorate's blood was up anyway.