This Brian Cowen cartoon which featured in the Connacht Tribune in 2008 accompanying Charlie Adley’s Double Vision has been examined in a scholarly article. Eoin Ó Gaora writes about the images and depictions of 3 recent taoisigh in the Irish Studies Review.
- Leo Varadkar Reverse Hedge Trick
- Micheál Martin, Eamon Ryan, Leo Varadkar, Stephen Donnelly: Coalition Government
- The Adventures of Doctor Tony Washyourholohands
- The Brian Cowen Nude Caricature Scandal
- Martin Rowson on Brian Cowen’s Picturegate
From the abstract:
This article considers, contrasts and compares the images of three of Ireland’s Taoisigh – Brian Cowen, Enda Kenny, and Leo Varadkar – by situating each Taoiseach along an axis of consumption, stretching from austerity on one hand, to overconsumption on the other.
I’m very happy to have the piece featured alongside Annie West’s riff on Enda Kenny!
Eoin Ó Gaora (2023) ‘People who get up early in the morning’: Irish political capital and the resonances of Iarnród Enda (2021), Irish Studies Review, DOI: 10.1080/09670882.2023.2200881
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