A devout meditation on P. “Bertie” Ahern
As an individual Bertie was of course entitled to take any option ; as a prime minister, it is one of the reasons that under his leadership – or, better put, lack thereof – the country squandered all its moral resources, as well as political, artistic, and financial.
So Cowen will now appeal to a republican ethos that has been attenuated close to non-existence; call on a tech sector that does not exist any longer; and, finally, perhaps seek Keynesian solutions at a time when the tax take is near equal to personal borrowing. Only when the evictions start will they wake up.
Finally - did anyone else notice that on the Irish government-sponsored, "PS etc" the Scottish musician robert White claimed to have co-written Willie Clancy's "The South Wind?"