Saturday November 28, 2020

Bite the bullet, Taoiseach, and give us the bad news

The danger now is that the government, under severe economic and political pressure, will retreat into its bunker and lose touch with the people.

24th January, 2009

The pressure is starting to show. Two weeks ago, it was reported that Brian Cowen’s constituency colleague, junior minister John Maloney, had remarked of Cowen: ‘‘No one knows what’s gone wrong with him. This is not the man we know.”

Maloney did not disown the remarks, though he argued they were taken out of context. Last week, two key Green Party councillors resigned. Local and European elections are...

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