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#Boozy Brian?

# boozy-brian - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

Cowen apologises for radio interview

The Taoiseach says that he never intended to disrespect the Irish people.

From The Daily Edge Cowengate: Top of the YouTube charts Cowengate This post contains videos

Cowengate: Top of the YouTube charts

First the Morning Ireland goes top of the news. Now it’s the most viewed video on YouTube today.

A TEXT MESSAGE poll on RTÉ’s Liveline radio show has shown that 77% of respondents no longer have confidence in Taoiseach Brian Cowen after his now infamous interview on Morning Ireland yesterday. Of the 24,101 texts sent to the show within the ten-minute window, 18,616 (77.2% of respondents) had no confidence, while 5,485 (22.8%) said they did.

How do you feel – do you have confidence in Brian Cowen as Taoiseach?

Poll Results:

No (114)
Yes (20)

Was Cowengate to blame for a second spike in bond prices?

Irish bond prices took a moderate increase yesterday – was a ‘hoarse’ early-morning interview to blame?

Cowengate: round-up of world coverage Boozy Brian? This post contains images

Cowengate: round-up of world coverage

Taoiseach’s denial of rumours he was drunk on air made headlines across the globe.

# boozy-brian - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

BRIAN COWEN has labelled suggestions that he sounded hungover on a radio industry this morning as “a new low in Irish politics” – and insisted he will continue to give early-morning radio interviews in future. Opposition politicians and public commentators alike had said Cowen had sounded the worse for wear on Morning Ireland today.

“It’s well known that the Taoiseach suffers from congestion sometimes”

Fianna Fáil ministers rally around the ‘hoarse’ and ‘congested’ Taoiseach after his controversial Morning Ireland interview.

Cowen denies being hungover on morning radio interview Boozy Brian? This post contains a poll This post contains images

Cowen denies being hungover on morning radio interview

The Taoiseach gives an interview on Ireland’s most listened-to radio show – in which he sounds a little worse for wear.