Tuesday 23 January 2018

Cowen's hazy recollection of events is par for the course

Ronald Quinlan asks if we can rely on Sean Fitzpatrick's and David Drumm's accounts of their contacts with the Taoiseach

Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

SLOPPY. That's the only way to describe Taoiseach Brian Cowen's handling of his contacts, social or otherwise, with the board of Anglo Irish Bank.

Asked in the Dail last week what had been discussed at the dinner he attended at Heritage House on April 24, 2008, as a guest of the bank's board of directors, Mr Cowen said he couldn't "remember every aspect".

That the Taoiseach can't remember what he was told by Sean FitzPatrick, David Drumm and others on the Anglo board that night is not the problem.

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