How much Cowen is to blame is not the real question

Suddenly, to the consternation of Fianna Fáil and the unbridled glee of the government parties, Brian Cowen is back in the news, writes Pat Leahy.

31st August, 2013
Blaming Brain Cowen lets a lot of people off the hook.

Suddenly, to the consternation of Fianna Fáil and the unbridled glee of the government parties, Brian Cowen is back in the news. After mostly maintaining a monastic silence since he left office two-and-a-half years ago, the former taoiseach and finance minister has given an interview to TG4, parts of which were reported last week.

The Irish Independent reported his thoughts on its front page: "We never saw crash coming - we had no...

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