Cowen 'in philosophical humour', says Haughey16/01/2011 - 12:28:38
Junior minister Sean Haughey, who spoke to Brian Cowen on Thursday, has said that he Taoiseach is not plotting to remain in office.
“I found him in a very philosophical humour, very genuinely open to discussion and debate,” said Haughey.
“I didn’t get the impression of a man who was sitting there plotting to remain in power.”
Mr Haughey said he told Mr Cowen he was not communicating with the electorate.
The minister said he got the impression Mr Cowen wanted to do what was best for the country and party.
“If he thought it was in the interests of the party, I think he would consider stepping down,” he told RTÉ Radio.
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