Wednesday 29 March 2017

Lise Hand: Year started as it was to continue -- in mayhem

Lise Hand

THE hectic tone of 2011 was set straight out of the gate when a battered Dail resumed on January 12.

It was straightaway plunged into fresh crisis as Taoiseach Brian Cowen faced a barrage of questions over a jolly day in July 2008 he'd spent in Druid's Glen playing golf and dining with a group which included Anglo chairman Sean FitzPatrick and a director of the bank, Gary McGann.

These revelations were the spark which lit the tinderbox under the 30th Dail, and two weeks of unprecedented mayhem ensued.

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