Brian Cowen Quotes.
Hopefully that will be seen as a response, a leadership responding to an issue and therefore one’s authority, while it’s not as high if you didn’t have the problem, it does mean that people say ‘well he used his authority to come up with a solution in double-quick time that met with broader public acceptance.’
There were a couple of occasions when it was passed around – and, unlike President Clinton, I did inhale!
I believe it is the best method to get the buy-in for the road we have to travel. I believe it is a problem-solving process about how we collectively come forward with a strategy to deal with the issue.
As long as I am running this Government I will run the Government as I see fit… as I believe in, based on my philosophy.
I was reared in a pub – as a young fellow, serving in the pub I learnt far more there about human nature than I learnt in any university or school. I think it gave me a great insight into people.
I’ve come up through the ranks of this parliamentary party and let me tell you the principles that have guided me on that journey since my first election 25 years ago: Loyalty to the party, service to our country, and a determination to always do my best for the people. They are principles that still guide me.
I think it is fair to say that 2007 represents a turning point for the Irish economy.