TV Review: Daggers were drawn in the gloom of defeat

Reviewed this week: Crisis - Inside the Cowen Government (RTE One); Now It's Personal (RTE One); Love/Hate (RTE One).

13th November, 2011
Mary Coughlan, Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan pictured during the summer 2009 Fianna Fáil think-in at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. Photo: Photocall

Pat Leahy, this newspaper's Political Editor, might easily have begun his two-part series **Crisis - Inside the Cowen Government (RTE 1)** with the opening line of Charlie Haughey's 1980s belt-tightening speech: "I wish to talk to you this evening about the state of the nation's affairs and the picture I have to paint is not, unfortunately, a very cheerful one . . ."

Not a very cheerful picture, but rather in this case, several mighty sorry ones. I was...

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