Moving towards the endgame

Beset by the twin threats of politics and the markets, it is only a matter of time before Brian Cowen’s government falls

25th September, 2010
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The Dáil returns after its long summer break on Wednesday with the government and its leader closer to the edge than ever before.

It is true that Brian Cowen and his extraordinarily resilient coalition have defied many predictions of their imminent demise -not least the ones they faced this time last year.

Only last weekend, the future of his leadership was deeply uncertain. With opinion polls results that were bad, but not as...

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