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Furlough: Brian Cowen golfing in Connemara in Summer 2008

Furlough: Brian Cowen golfing in Connemara in Summer 2008

The Sunday Independent front page headline in 2008

The Sunday Independent front page headline in 2008

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Furlough: Brian Cowen golfing in Connemara in Summer 2008

In May 2008, Brian Cowen surprised many people by appointing Brian Lenihan as his Finance Minister. As we know, the rookie Taoiseach and Finance Minister endured a torrid time in office right from the off.

Forced to introduce almost €25bn in austerity in less than three years, bail out a bust banking system and ultimately booted out of office for their trouble, what really was going through their minds as the economy sank?


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