Cowen’s balancing act

As the economic slump deepens, the Taoiseach is trying to strike a balance between portraying the government as a victim of events, and promoting it as the only one that can get us out of this mess.

28th June, 2008

As the economic slump deepens, the Taoiseach is trying to strike a balance between portraying the government as a victim of events, and promoting it as the only one that can get us out of this mess.

Dáil exchanges the like of which haven’t been heard in a long time signalled a new era in Irish politics last week, as the problems of prosperity give way to the altogether more difficult choices involved in running...

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