Wednesday October 28, 2020

Matt Cooper: Evasions and excuses won’t cut it from Cowen

Brian Cowen doesn’t want to be held responsible for the crash, but history shows that he went along with all the worst excesses of Bertie Ahern’s reign

30th July, 2017
Brian Cowen was conferred with an honorary doctorate last week by the National University of Ireland in Dublin Castle Picture: Rolling News

Largely forgotten, but not gone. That’s the fate of former taoiseach Brian Cowen, either the worst or most unfortunate holder of our country’s most important political office, depending on your point of view.

He returned for a rare visit to the limelight last Wednesday evening, taking possession of an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland. Cue hackles rising among much of the general public.

What had Cowen done to...

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