Lise Hand: Year started as it was to continue -- in mayhem
Published 31/12/2011 | 05:00
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.