Cowen devoid of financial sense
THE furore over the payments to the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, once again highlights the complete other-worldliness of An Taoiseach Brian Cowen and his view of just where his wages are coming from.
I am the owner/manager of a small to medium-sized enterprise, of which there are around 270,000 in Ireland, most of which are in appalling financial condition.
At a recent gathering of my peers I found many of them on the verge of despair. One told me his only hope of getting finance to keep his family business going for another year was to sell his family home.