should be to do what Cowen is scared to do, and that is to bring every last piece of debt that Ireland owes, out into the open i.e. put all the bodies on public display. So at least then we have a baseline. I have no doubt there is a competency within a FG/Lab coalition government to get on with the job, but let there be a first time for the Irish people to know how truly fecked we are. From there we can move on.
What should be happening now, far behind the scenes, are talks between FG/Lab on how they can quickly expose what has been going on. Agreeing a programme for Government is one thing, but at least they should be agreeing how they will structure their first 100 days in office.