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Sam Smyth: Cowen opponents whisper but are afraid to strike

Sam Smyth

Published 14/01/2011 | 05:00

Brian Cowen decided to speak directly to the public on RTE's 'Six One News' last night to cut out other media re-interpreting his message.

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Yet for all his apparent bullish confidence, Mr Cowen was still looking over his shoulder at the pack of dissidents who are determined to bring him down.

Although he didn't -- and wouldn't -- say it, Mr Cowen's friends are now raising questions about the leadership contenders' courage and, well, leadership potential.

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