Sam Smyth: 'High noon' crisis almost led to Brian's demise
Published 21/01/2011 | 05:00
BARRY Andrews' mobile phone rang at 12.30am yesterday -- and when the Taoiseach phones, a minister of state listens intently, even in the witching hour.
Not a full member of Cabinet, he must have wondered what national calamity had triggered a call from Cowen.
Not a man to beat around the bush, the Taoiseach offered Andrews a full ministry.