Friday 19 January 2018

Plan just not working for Lenihan

It is now very clear the Government is struggling to maintain control, writes Daniel McConnell

YOU have to feel sorry for Brian Lenihan -- the man just can't catch a break. He has spent his entire time as Finance Minister fighting fires.

Two and a half years in, he is in charge of a collapsed economy which shows no sign of recovery; his banking plan is in disarray as the cost of borrowing rises to record highs; he is battling cancer and he was dragged into a debate about a leadership heave after the Taoiseach's antics caused a maelstrom.

Once again, there is a palpable sense of despair in the air, to use TK Whitaker's phrase about the Fifties.

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