Cowen’s last throw of the dice

Having reassured US president Barack Obama and the leaders of the 26 other EU states that Ireland would bring its extremely well-advertised financial crisis under control, Taoiseach Brian Cowen meets with his ministers today to chart the path to how

21st March, 2009

Having reassured US president Barack Obama and the leaders of the 26 other EU states that Ireland would bring its extremely well-advertised financial crisis under control, Taoiseach Brian Cowen meets with his ministers today to chart the path to how that actually might be achieved.

He knows already that talking a good game is a lot easier than playing it. His government faces fearsome choices in advance of the emergency budget of April 7,with dire political...

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