Monday 20 February 2017

Cowen needs to follow de Valera

Published 18/10/2010 | 05:00

THE present national emergency calls to mind previous emergencies when the country faced disaster. These were the Anglo-Irish War of 1919-21, the Anglo-Irish Economic War of the 1930s, and the Emergency during WWII. Firm leadership by Eamon de Valera brought our country through those terrible times.

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He communicated with the people as leader and the opposition parties felt obliged to follow. I believe that Taoiseach Brian Cowen has within himself the necessary qualities to do what Eamon de Valera did. His party must support their leader, as de Valera was supported; otherwise we face chaos.

Maureen Murphy
St John Road, Dublin 8

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