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  • Brian Cowen, the second 100 days

    January 19, 2009 @ 12:49 pm | by Harry McGee

    Sometime in late April or early May there will be flurries of analysis pieces all headlined ‘Obama: The First 100 Days’.

    There’s no doubt about it. It is an enticing headline and implies the first weathervane of how the leader is coping with the new job; and the first signs of the imprint they may evenutally make. (more…)

  • Credit crunch?

    October 7, 2008 @ 11:34 pm | by Harry McGee

    Over the years a lot of people have vied to be identified as being the one who coined ‘the Celtic Tiger’.

    I’ll tell ya one thing for nothing: that was a cliche as soon as it was uttered for the first time.

    There’s been no soup-kitchen like queue forming to claim the glory for ‘credit crunch’. (more…)


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