Sunday 18 March 2018

Fionnan Sheahan: Getting rid of leader carries big risk for FF

'And at each social gathering a flowin' glass I'll raise . . ." The penultimate line of the lyrics of 'the Lakes of Ponchartrain' takes on new meaning at the end of a dismaying week for Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

Coming up on five days after his rendition of the ballad in the Ardilaun Hotel, Cowen has effectively pledged not to engage in the raising of glasses at social gatherings.

Cowen is drifting toward seeing his term in office ended in unceremonious fashion.

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