Michael Brennan: The A to Z of failures that spelled Cowen's downfall
THERE was an A to Z published by a local newspaper to commemorate the famous homecoming by Taoiseach Brian Cowen two-and-a half years ago.
There were the predictable Cowen entries (D is for debating skills, L is for loyalty) and then there was Q for Quit, which was "one of the few words in the English language that Brian Cowen does not understand".
Looking back to that sunny day in the square in Tullamore in May 2008, it was clear Mr Cowen would have fully agreed with that entry. He spoke without an ounce of foreboding about how bright the prospects were for the country.