Saturday 22 July 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Collins man Lenihan a potent power against FG

Finance Minister Brian Lenihan giving the annual Beal na mBlath oration in Co Cork yesterday
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan giving the annual Beal na mBlath oration in Co Cork yesterday
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

NEWSWEEK's nomination of Taoiseach Brian Cowen as one of the world's best leaders prompted much scoffing and large dollops of disbelief on this side of the Atlantic.

Cowen's supporters may argue he is like a prophet in his own land and his efforts are not appreciated.

But the Taoiseach's failure to communicate effectively with the public he leads has been his Achilles heel through this economic downturn and road to recovery.

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