Tuesday 6 December 2016

Cowen won't lose moment's sleep at prospect of bank inquiry grilling

Published 28/08/2013 | 05:00

It's only two-and-a-half years since Brian Cowen, featured in this illustration, bowed out of politics
It's only two-and-a-half years since Brian Cowen, featured in this illustration, bowed out of politics

IT'S only two-and-a-half years since Brian Cowen bowed out of politics, but it already feels like a lifetime ago. No former Taoiseach since Liam Cosgrave has disappeared from the public eye so completely as Cowen has (Charlie Haughey attempted to, before the McCracken/Moriarty Tribunal).

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However, with the Government hell bent on holding a parliamentary inquiry into the banking crash, Cowen's period of hibernation is set to be rudely interrupted.

That's unlikely to be the reason why the former Taoiseach decided to break his media silence and give an interview to TG4's 'Comhra' programme.

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