Sunday 18 November 2018

Cowen finally walks the walk

WHATEVER your opinion of the National Asset Management Agency, the outcome of the Lisbon Treaty referendum or Budget 2010, you have to admit that Brian Cowen's Government, despite being probably the most unpopular in the history of the state, is managing to get a lot done.

Indeed the Taoiseach has come through the torrid 100 days since he first spelled out the three challenges by which he would be judged.

It has been a dreadful period, in political and economic terms, but Brian Lenihan's Budget has meant that both he and the Taoiseach are now seen as being prepared to face up to the tremendous economic challenges, regardless of the long term political consequences for themselves.

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