Tuesday 20 February 2018

John Drennan: If Cowen were any more distant, he’d be a tax exile

The Taoiseach should follow Obama’s example and give us a ‘state of the Republic’ address, writes John Drennan

A leader conspicuous by his absence
A leader conspicuous by his absence

SOMETHING quite strange recently happened in America.

Apparently a president — who, unlike some we could mention, had to win the job for himself rather than being given it on an “anointed” platter — made what is called a “state of the union” address in which he talked openly about his strategy for the year ahead.

Barack Obama admitted to past mistakes and outlined plans to correct them.

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