Opinion Letters

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Cowen helpless to stop impending disaster

* While the Irish economy was faltering through the machinations of Anglo Irish Bank, contrary to popular belief Brian Cowen saw it all coming but felt helpless to stop it. It was revealed to him in a dream – a dream that was deeply symbolic.

One night he dreamt he was captain of The Titanic. He stood proudly on the bridge waving to thousands of admirers who lined the quayside.

Once on the high seas he became so absorbed in the execution of what he saw as his exceptional seamanship that he began to notice less and less. For instance, he did not notice the extreme crunching noise or the iceberg that had caused it. Neither did he notice the water that was up to his knees as he stood alone on the bridge.

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