Wednesday 24 January 2018

Gene Kerrigan: Elite stand ready to serve new overlords

Cowen's cheerleaders aren't mourning lost sovereignty but their own loss of influence, writes Gene Kerrigan

Shame, humiliation, embarrassment. Public and private figures lined up to disclose their emotional turmoil over the past few days. Oddly enough, I didn't truly feel even a shadow of any of those responses as the IMF took over the running of the economy.

Anger, maybe? That's true. But let's be honest, I've been seething since the week Mr Cowen and Mr Lenihan gave the banks the disastrous blanket guarantee.

Here's the question. Are you any worse off this week than you were last week? Or even last year?

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