Thursday October 22, 2020

Cowen ought to take a leaf out of Lemass’s book

Ever the satirist, Browne here commends Brian Cowen as the Taoiseach prepares to embark on a summer holiday in the midst of a worsening drama.

30th July, 2017
Taoiseach Brian Cowen in Clara, Co Offaly, in 2008, the year of the banking bailout Pic: James Flynn/Apx

The best news about Brian Cowen since the singing at the back of a lorry in Clara last May is that he is taking a holiday in August. Ideally, it should be for the whole of the month. No, this is not ridicule; it is a reflection on the necessity for people in positions such as his to take time off, to work no more than 40 hours a week and to allow themselves space...

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