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New film recreates fateful night of bank guarantee

A new film which recreates the events leading up to the fateful night of September 29, 2008, when the Irish government guaranteed the entire domestic banking system and unwittingly started one of the most expensive bank rescues in history, is to be screened as part of a special live event at Mayo Movie World in Castlebar on Thursday evening.

An Taoiseach’s travel spend exceeds Cowen’s

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s government’s travel spend has exceeded Brian Cowen’s by one third since assuming office.

The golf game that brought down a government

ON MONDAY July 28 2008 Sean Fitzpatrick played 18 holes of golf with Brian Cowen on Druid’s Heath at the foot of Wicklow mountains. Afterwards they had dinner at the resort’s hotel.

Ó Cuív fails to become new Fianna Fáil leader

Connemara based TD Éamon Ó Cuív failed in his bid to become the eight leader of Fianna Fáil yesterday, despite speculation over a last minute surge in support.

The Cowen era comes to a close

Ireland’s political landscape is about to enter a new era. Political change is coming fast, and at last the people of Ireland know when they can finally have their say on which political party or parties are best served to lead this country through these tough economic times.

Taoiseach should hang his head in shame — Sinn Fein

An Taoiseach Brian Cowen should hang his head in shame “for all the lying and bad decisions made”, according to Ballina Sinn Fein representative Dorothy Cosgrove Canavan.

Taoiseach meets Mayo deputation on N5 concerns

Beverley Flynn TD met with An Taoiseach Brian Cowen recently to press the case for urgent improvements to the N5 between Mayo and Longford.

White backs Gormley’s call for national consensus

Mary White, Green Party TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, has supported Minister John Gormley’s call for national consensus on the public finances for the next four years.

Fianna Fáil fear losing Galway seats if Cowen remains leader

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For the moment Brian Cowen is safe in his position as Taoiseach, but let no one be fooled, he is a dead man walking. He says he is not “on probation” but the only one who believes that is himself.

Squeak Squeak

Irish sport was dealt a severe blow this week when Micheál O Muircheartaigh retired from his vocation of enriching the Sunday afternoons of the nation. For over half a century his insightful, energetic and witty commentary on radio set the bar for GAA commentary at an impossibly high level. The alternative commentators on RTE TV simply could not compete with a man of such eloquent genius. Hence an entire generation turned down the sound on the TV and tuned into RTE Radio 1. It was a pleasure and an honour to listen to a man such as this, poetic, cultured with an innate sense of history and humanity. He became the sound of Sunday.


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