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Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'making steady recovery' following stroke last year, Barry Cowen says
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Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'making steady recovery' following stroke last year, Barry Cowen says

Jun 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 71,856 Views 27 Comments

Barry Cowen was speaking this morning after being appointed Minister for Agriculture over the weekend.

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'hopes to walk again soon' following stroke last year
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Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'hopes to walk again soon' following stroke last year

Feb 12th 2020, 8:21 AM 39,867 Views 21 Comments

“For us all, it’s encouraging he’s making progress,” his family said.

'A long road ahead': Barry Cowen says former Taoiseach Brian Cowen making progress with health
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'A long road ahead': Barry Cowen says former Taoiseach Brian Cowen making progress with health

Jul 22nd 2019, 4:49 PM 93,231 Views 35 Comments

Cowen was admitted to hospital after falling ill earlier this month.

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care
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Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care

Jul 5th 2019, 3:36 PM 249,644 Views 41 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil politician was hospitalised last night.

Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget
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Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget

Oct 7th 2018, 9:30 PM 38,349 Views 35 Comments

Brian Lenihan delivered his first Budget 10 years ago, just when Ireland was on the brink of economic ruin.

Warnings from former taoisigh on Brexit border: 'The communities would come together to tear it down'
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Warnings from former taoisigh on Brexit border: 'The communities would come together to tear it down'

Apr 23rd 2018, 11:27 AM 15,459 Views 62 Comments

Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and John Bruton shared a stage in Dublin this morning.

Enda Kenny got an honorary doctorate at NUIG today
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Enda Kenny got an honorary doctorate at NUIG today

Oct 23rd 2017, 9:16 PM 24,038 Views 139 Comments

He follows other former Taoisigh in receiving the award.

There may be trouble ahead: A look back to the Budget of a decade ago
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There may be trouble ahead: A look back to the Budget of a decade ago

Oct 8th 2017, 9:00 PM 27,127 Views 45 Comments

The Celtic Tiger was about to stop roaring.

Former Taoiseach Cowen mediates in crunch Offaly hurling talks
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Former Taoiseach Cowen mediates in crunch Offaly hurling talks

Aug 29th 2017, 2:45 PM 33,719 Views 39 Comments

Cowen, a renowned Offaly GAA follower, is the high-profile figure who has agreed to step in to oversee negotiations.

Brian Cowen says he 'deeply regrets' the number of jobs lost during the recession
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Brian Cowen says he 'deeply regrets' the number of jobs lost during the recession

Jul 27th 2017, 8:13 AM 18,454 Views 124 Comments

Despite this, however, the former Taoiseach defended his government’s policies in the downturn.

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been awarded an honorary doctorate
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Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been awarded an honorary doctorate

Jul 26th 2017, 6:57 PM 31,816 Views 187 Comments

Academics at the Dublin Castle ceremony reflected on a political career that encompassed four ministries and a premiership.

Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it
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Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it

May 20th 2017, 8:30 AM 13,229 Views 27 Comments

Ruling a country without having been elected can be an endeavour fraught with danger.

Brian Cowen has joined the board of a European think tank funded by big business
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Brian Cowen has joined the board of a European think tank funded by big business

Feb 27th 2017, 3:30 PM 19,943 Views 95 Comments

Ex-Taoiseach John Bruton has also joined the board of the Institute of International and European Affairs.

Mary Hanafin slammed by Brian Cowen's wife in deleted Facebook post
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Mary Hanafin slammed by Brian Cowen's wife in deleted Facebook post

Jan 20th 2016, 5:24 PM 50,732 Views 82 Comments

Mary Molloy Cowen made the remarks in a post which has since been deleted.

The Tánaiste called Barry Cowen a baby and told him to "shut up" in the Dáil today
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The Tánaiste called Barry Cowen a baby and told him to "shut up" in the Dáil today

Nov 19th 2015, 2:41 PM 23,764 Views 68 Comments

Ouch.

We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016
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We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016

Oct 12th 2015, 6:00 AM 50,308 Views 76 Comments

The past is a foreign country, they say.

It's exactly five years since Brian Cowen gave THAT interview on Morning Ireland
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It's exactly five years since Brian Cowen gave THAT interview on Morning Ireland

Sep 14th 2015, 2:11 PM 20,987 Views 46 Comments

Was he drunk or hungover?

'The Greek people needed the steady hand of Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan'
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'The Greek people needed the steady hand of Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan'

Jul 14th 2015, 1:30 PM 19,530 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Terry Leyden made his comments as the Seanad discussed the Greek crisis this morning.

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts
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Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts

Jul 9th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,081 Views 100 Comments

Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.

Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?
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Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?

Jul 9th 2015, 6:14 PM 14,056 Views 11 Comments

Brendan McDonagh spent four hours at government buildings on the night of 29 September 2008.

Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was "very painful"
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Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was "very painful"

Jul 9th 2015, 2:20 PM 19,559 Views 33 Comments

Derek Quinlan moved to Switzerland after the crash.

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jul 8th 2015, 11:48 PM 13,758 Views 0 Comments

The UK Budget, Nama’s NI portfolio and Brian Cowen before the banking inquiry had people talking today.

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry
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11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry

Jul 8th 2015, 11:15 PM 17,890 Views 44 Comments

The former Taoiseach defended the bank guarantee and got a badly-needed toilet break.

Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo
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Brian Cowen played golf with Seán FitzPatrick but they never discussed Anglo

Jul 8th 2015, 2:35 PM 22,733 Views 93 Comments

The former Taoiseach also said he underestimated the impact of the IMF coming to town.

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 2nd 2015, 11:17 PM 14,594 Views 0 Comments

Brian Cowen before the Banking Inquiry, a Leaving Cert paper and the death of Val Doonican had people talking.

9 things we've learned from Brian Cowen at the banking inquiry (so far)
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9 things we've learned from Brian Cowen at the banking inquiry (so far)

Jul 2nd 2015, 11:13 PM 47,331 Views 77 Comments

The former Taoiseach came out swinging at a lengthy hearing in Leinster House today. §

Watch a bullish Brian Cowen clash with this Fine Gael TD... loads
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Watch a bullish Brian Cowen clash with this Fine Gael TD... loads

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:00 PM 13,899 Views 36 Comments

“No, hold it for a moment!”

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As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry

Was Brian Cowen a good finance minister?
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Was Brian Cowen a good finance minister?

Jul 2nd 2015, 12:00 PM 18,013 Views 88 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Banking inquiry suspended as Charlie McCreevy clashes with Pearse Doherty
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Banking inquiry suspended as Charlie McCreevy clashes with Pearse Doherty

Jul 1st 2015, 5:08 PM 26,237 Views 66 Comments

The former finance minister strongly defended Fianna Fáil’s policies.

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall
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Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall

Jun 25th 2015, 4:17 PM 12,512 Views 24 Comments

“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”

'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke
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'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke

Jun 19th 2015, 9:58 AM 13,513 Views 62 Comments

The former minister has said Brian Cowen’s evidence at the banking inquiry will be “very illuminating”.

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
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'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'

Jun 18th 2015, 4:00 PM 21,103 Views 54 Comments

A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.

Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'
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Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'

Jun 17th 2015, 6:58 PM 19,678 Views 20 Comments

The former secretary general at the Department of Finance has been giving evidence at the banking inquiry.

'Whatever questions are put to Brian he won't be found wanting'
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'Whatever questions are put to Brian he won't be found wanting'

Jun 1st 2015, 8:30 AM 12,380 Views 90 Comments

We asked Barry Cowen about his brother’s appearance before the banking inquiry next month.

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year
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Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

May 12th 2015, 5:28 PM 18,623 Views 118 Comments

The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.

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