|Irish PM Brian Cowen tells party he will not resign
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|Author:||tanqing369 [ Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:10 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Irish PM Brian Cowen tells party he will not resign|
coach purses report,His position has been the subject
of intense speculation over the past 24 hours.
Speaking after a meeting of his parliamentary party, Mr Cowen acknowledged there were "issues"
surrounding his leadership.
Correspondents say some members are angry about his handling of Ireland's economy and its
"I haven't considered resigning. I haven't said to anybody that I am stepping down," Mr Cowen
told state broadcaster RTE.
"I am committed to leading this party. There is no vacancy."
There had been speculation that party members might table a vote of no confidence in Mr Cowen at
the meeting on Thursday - and that he might resign the leadership before a vote.
But correspondents say Mr Cowen successfully appealed to them to hold fire for a few days at
coach factory outlet
He told RTE he would talk to colleagues individually to discuss what was in the party's best
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