No laughs at the last rites for the Celtic Tiger

Last Thursday, at the dreariest of press conferences in the government press centre in the basement below Bertie Ahern’s office, Brian Cowen delivered the last rites for the Celtic Tiger.

20th October, 2007

Last Thursday, at the dreariest of press conferences in the government press centre in the basement below Bertie Ahern’s office, Brian Cowen delivered the last rites for the Celtic Tiger.

The last time I was in that small underground theatre was in February 1992, when Charlie Haughey sat there alone and rubbished claims by Sean Doherty that he had known all along in 1982 about the tapping of journalists’ phones. It was Veronica...

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