Two out of ten ain’t good
There are ten so-called ‘commandments’ that political leaders must stick to in times of crisis. Brian Cowen failed eight of them, write Michael Brennan and Jack Horgan-Jones
Former taoiseach Brian Cowen, who concluded his evidence at the banking inquiry this week, had to deal with a bank bailout and a state bailout. The inquiry is building a picture of confusion and chaos at the highest level of government at a time when clear thinking was never more necessary.
Masters Of Disaster, a recent book by American authors Christopher Lehane, Mark Fabiani and Bill Guttentag, outlined the “ten commandments of damage control” for...
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