Saturday 20 January 2018

Jody Corcoran: Bitter truth at the heart of Labour's porky pies

Eamon Gilmore is himself open to a charge of economic treason

Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

Almost three years ago, when the possibility of 'Gilmore for Taoiseach' was taken seriously, when the Labour leader routinely soared to ever greater heights of righteous indignation, a moniker was applied to best describe the then man of the moment: "Mr Angry".

His anger reached a crescendo in the Dail on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, the day he accused the then Taoiseach Brian Cowen of "economic treason", a devastating charge which ultimately did for Cowen.

Eamon Gilmore launched his visceral attack in the context of a seminal decision by the then government, in September 2008, to extend the bank guarantee in blanket form to include Anglo Irish Bank.

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