Cowen: Don't worry no one died

The outgoing Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, had the population of Killeigh in fits of laughter at the weekend as he unveiled a bronze statue of the famous 1920s greyhound, Mick The Miller (Irish Independent).

Chairman of the Irish Greyhound Board Dick O’Sullivan in defence of Mr. Cowen’s term in office said:

Every decent Irish person should feel angered and embarrassed by the treatment that has been meted out to him over the last 12 months.

Cowen responded:

Whatever we do, no one died as they say, and we won’t lose our sense of humour.

Recent report in the Irish Independent.

A preliminary hearing at Dublin City Corner’s Court into the death of Rachel Peavoy (30) was told that the young woman died from hypothermia and that continued appeals to turn back on her central heating fell on deaf ears.

The court heard that Housing Minister Noel Ahern made representations on behalf of Ms Peavoy, after she was told her heating would not be reconnected during the freak cold snap last January, which saw temperatures plummet well below zero.

The court heard that the council told the young mother that this was impossible because flats around her were vacant due to regeneration.

(Irish Independent)