Friday 20 January 2017

Cowen isn't half the man I thought he was

Published 25/09/2010 | 05:00

Taoiseach Brian Cowan. Photo: Getty Images
Taoiseach Brian Cowan. Photo: Getty Images

Will the real Brian Cowen please stand up? Just over a week ago, the Taoiseach slobbered his way through a post think-in interview and he was rightly pilloried for that performance.

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Fast forward to his appearance at Government Buildings, accompanied by Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, presumably to lessen the fallout.

In the course of that defence of his position, he said: "Ireland will and must demonstrate to the wider world not only that we are open for business but that we are on the way to securing our economic recovery on a sustainable basis."

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