52 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Rathfarnham

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      What makes you think he didn’t?

      Rolled in from a night out with ‘the lads’.

        1. martco

          it’s no bother to him atall :)

          tbh though…at one point in time I saw Cowen as a kindof Stevie Staunton figure..and now I’m defo no fan…but what we’ve had in the meantime has been every bit as bad. why do we always end up with drunk/dumb/dishonest Taoisigh? surely it’s supposed to be the post for the apex director & leader. I even personally know of 2 people I’ve worked under who would make any of the previous incumbents of the last 20 years look like utter amateurs. I just don’t get it. Where’s the quality?

          1. Brother Barnabas

            That’s really true. There’s no shortage of people in this country with intelligence, acumen, wit, compassion, experience, drive etc. We have some amazing people. But I don’t see anyone like that in government… something’s wrong.

        2. mildred st. meadowlark


          Perhaps it may not be the case now. But there was a pretty infamous story a few years ago, I remember, where our revered Taoiseach took to the national airwaves still drunk from the previous night.

          I did read that Cathal MacCoille came out to say Brian Cowen hadn’t actually been drunk for the interview. But seven years have elapsed between then and now, so who knows? And why didn’t MacCoille speak out at the time?

    2. Guy Bague

      Cowen would be brilliant in an LCD Soundsystem tribute act – James Murphy looks like he just got out of bed 24/7.

      Can’t see any other use for him.

    1. Cian

      How many people voted for Cowen for taoiseach? Or was he not a real one either?


  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    You’d think with all the pension money Cowen and Ahern get they could afford clothes that fit them.

  2. Morgen Scheißekopf

    Picture 3 looks like the cover of “The Mystery Of The Missing Pies”, by Enid Blyton

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Very nice, apparently. There isn’t much choice around this neck o’ the woods though.

  3. Frilly Keane

    A black tie was in order
    Sharing the same ignorant indifference as Bertie and Biffo no less

    Well met the lot’ve ’em

  4. postmanpat

    What is with the look of phony upset for the cameras? Nobody looks like that all the time at a funeral. Even if it was a close relative. You can imagine the politicians practicing that face in the mirror all morning while trying out what tie to wear. They all look like they are trying to figure out how to push out a fart without making the fart noise.

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