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Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen seriously ill in hospital

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Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen seriously ill in hospital

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen is seriously ill in hospital, according to sources.
It's understood the former Laois Offaly TD was hospitalised in Dublin on Thursday night, July 4.


Not looking good here at all

I suppose this will update as the day goes on

He wasnt looking after himself that's for sure....

 


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Tough time for his family. A bleed on the brain is serious. The Newstalk piece seemed to be more an obit piece than a news piece.


Nothing on RTE yet. That's a bit unusual but then they are more concerned about Trump and his parade.
 
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Just heard it on NT News and it was way down on the running order!
I'm sure he will get the very best of care in The Beacon which wouldn't be an option open to ordinary folk in the lovely democrat y, he helped create!
 

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RTE ignoring the story on its website. Probably waiting for the press release.
 

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RTE ignoring the story on its website. Probably waiting for the press release.
They wouldnt announce it until its official to (rightly) allow the family time to contact friends and relations.
They do the same with all Deaths ...but sure have a pop anyway
 

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They wouldnt announce it until its official to (rightly) allow the family time to contact friends and relations.
They do the same with all Deaths ...but sure have a pop anyway
The deaths of public figures are generally treated differently because the media organisations have various obit pieces and packages ready to run complete with friends and commentators saying how great the deceased was and how he/she will be missed.
 

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Good excuse to have about 15 Guinnesses now tonight, in memory of Brian.
The guy who took the reins of an economy he knew was going over a cliff - just for the craic. While Bertie slipped away out the back door.
 

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Hope he recovers. He will be remembered for his failures but I want to mention an action he took for which he got no credit. When he took over as Taoiseach, he moved Mary Hanafin, the greatest ever minister for Education who loved teachers above all and who believed that the taxpayer should pay for their every whim, out of Education and into Social Welfare where she sulked until the govt fell. Cowen made mistakes as MoF and Taoiseach but he got one decision absolutely right.
 

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he is certainly an example of how not to look after your meat vehicle , was he ever not grossly obese and he was a minister for health
 

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Christ.. this thread brings to mind an aunt who used to stay up all night when someone in the extended family was ill in case they died so she could be the first to deliver the news.. ironically she herself died alone and no one knew untill 2 days later..

I didn't have much time for Cowan but regardless he's a fellow human and I hope he makes a full recovery.
 


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