Monday 22 January 2018

John Drennan: Tattered Taoiseach is but a paltry thing

Misgoverning from all sides has brought this country to the edge of ruin, writes John Drennan

John Drennan

John Drennan

WHEN they finally served the separation papers on the lethal embrace of social partnership, you might have expected the Government to at least look relieved.

Instead on Friday, Cowen, Coughlan and Lenihan delivered this news with all of the vigour of a panel of apprentice undertakers.

As a breathless Cowen said "our priority is to stabilise the public finances" -- a full year after we were told this was the priority of 2008 -- a Taoiseach just about standing in a crumpled heap looked like the equivalent of the political undead.

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