Cowen isn't half the man I thought he was
Will the real Brian Cowen please stand up? Just over a week ago, the Taoiseach slobbered his way through a post think-in interview and he was rightly pilloried for that performance.
Fast forward to his appearance at Government Buildings, accompanied by Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, presumably to lessen the fallout.
In the course of that defence of his position, he said: "Ireland will and must demonstrate to the wider world not only that we are open for business but that we are on the way to securing our economic recovery on a sustainable basis."