Lise Hand: Cowen caught in Euro spin but no one believes the great denials
THERE was a strong temptation to nip in and out of the Leinster House bunker yesterday to check out which flag was fluttering atop the parliament building roof.
Was it the blue and yellow stars of the EU flag, or (gulp) the Union Jack? But no, the Tricolour was still in place. Phew.
Since the news broke on Tuesday night that a SWAT team of scary letters (IMF, EC, ECB), were about to abseil like pinstriped ninjas into the Department of Finance, machetes, hatchets and axes at the ready, anxiety levels have been rocketing in the vicinity of Kildare Street.