Arguments about economic dogma are pointless in face of humanitarian crisis
We know in our hearts what has to be done, so why delay and cause the country more pain, asks Aengus Fanning
All is right with the world again. The old Brian Cowen is back. The tribal call has gone out and the tribal response from Fianna Fail is to close ranks.
Nobody likes a bit of fighting talk more than Fianna Fail, and Brian Cowen talks a good fight. An election is in the air, and the battle is on. The tribal drums are beating, and the blood is up.
"If only he had been like this for the past two-and-a-half years, maybe we wouldn't be in the mess we're in right now," one political analyst declared on radio last week after Cowen's spirited joust with Sean O'Rourke.