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'People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists'
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# Brian Cowen Protest

'People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists'

Apr 25th 2015, 3:39 PM 36,254 Views 167 Comments

Micheál Martin has some strong words for protesters.

Brian Cowen made a rare public appearance, and was asked about the banking crash
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# Mistakes Were Made

Brian Cowen made a rare public appearance, and was asked about the banking crash

Apr 18th 2015, 6:05 PM 24,978 Views 91 Comments

Brian Cowen told reporters he was looking forward to his appearance at the Banking Inquiry.

Brian Cowen won't be at the banking inquiry until July - and it's already cost €2m
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Brian Cowen won't be at the banking inquiry until July - and it's already cost €2m

Apr 17th 2015, 7:27 AM 14,379 Views 98 Comments

The former taoiseach will appear before the inquiry along with several other key figures from the crash this summer.

Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions
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Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions

Feb 13th 2015, 2:30 PM 18,955 Views 62 Comments

‘Nexus’ is coming their way…

This might be the most quintessentially Irish craft beer in existence
# Brian's Brew
# Brian's Brew

This might be the most quintessentially Irish craft beer in existence

Feb 2nd 2015, 7:30 PM 4,739 Views 3 Comments

Throwback to the good times.

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist
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9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

Feb 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 28,152 Views 50 Comments

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?
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How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?

Dec 4th 2014, 2:30 PM 13,256 Views 80 Comments

The latest poll puts Kenny as the most unpopular of the four main party leaders. So is his position safe?

From 'conduct unbecoming' to 'Cowengate': Morning Ireland turns 30 today ... here are some highlights
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From 'conduct unbecoming' to 'Cowengate': Morning Ireland turns 30 today ... here are some highlights

Nov 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,802 Views 15 Comments

It’ll be “business as usual” this morning according to RTÉ — but there may be some cake later… Anyway, let’s take a look back at 30 years of early starts and political drama…

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets
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# Budget 2015

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets

Oct 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 16,357 Views 18 Comments

10 years in 15 seconds.

So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015...
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# Ten Years On

So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015...

Oct 12th 2014, 5:30 PM 30,330 Views 42 Comments

We all partied… right?

Brian Cowen will be sleeping rough tonight (but don't worry, it's for charity)
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Brian Cowen will be sleeping rough tonight (but don't worry, it's for charity)

Sep 26th 2014, 9:29 AM 13,150 Views 84 Comments

The 12-hour sleep-out is aimed at raising funds to tackle rural homelessness.

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years
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# Thorn In The Side

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

Aug 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 16,466 Views 83 Comments

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

Micheál Martin asks Enda Kenny to withdraw a 'partisan slur', Taoiseach declines
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# Missing Documents Claim

Micheál Martin asks Enda Kenny to withdraw a 'partisan slur', Taoiseach declines

Jun 24th 2014, 4:23 PM 8,903 Views 19 Comments

A long-running row over whether documents about the bank guarantee went missing in the Department of the Taoiseach continued today.

Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore
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# Offaly Helpful?

Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore

May 19th 2014, 8:10 AM 20,300 Views 103 Comments

Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher was joined on the campaign trail by the former Fianna Fáil leader this weekend.

Denis O'Brien owned Topaz appoints Brian Cowen as director
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# On Board

Denis O'Brien owned Topaz appoints Brian Cowen as director

May 2nd 2014, 6:59 PM 51,620 Views 252 Comments

A number of O’Brien’s other close associates have also been appointed to the board.

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF
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Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF

Jan 19th 2014, 1:46 PM 14,305 Views 128 Comments

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry
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# Banking Inquiry

Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry

Dec 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 9,615 Views 102 Comments

A long-awaited inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is likely to get under way next year.

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000
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Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 10,341 Views 43 Comments

Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.

Poll: Do you think the 2008 bank guarantee was the right decision?
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the 2008 bank guarantee was the right decision?

Sep 30th 2013, 10:54 AM 9,939 Views 100 Comments

This day five years ago, the government made a decision to issue a €440 billion guarantee on all liabilities in the Irish banking system.

Column:  Cowen is wrong – Ireland's economy was on course for collapse even without the global crisis
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Column: Cowen is wrong – Ireland's economy was on course for collapse even without the global crisis

Sep 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 462 Views 99 Comments

Even if the international banking crisis had never happened, Ireland was still on course for an economic collapse, writes Fine Gael’s Damien English.

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers
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# Prime Numbers

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers

Aug 31st 2013, 7:30 PM 6,931 Views 8 Comments

Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?

"There is no one more sorry than I" - Brian Cowen
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"There is no one more sorry than I" - Brian Cowen

Aug 30th 2013, 8:54 AM 13,273 Views 189 Comments

The former Taoiseach says that he takes his “full measure of responsibility” for the financial crash, but says nobody could have foreseen what was coming.

Fianna Fáil TD: Brian Cowen should do a probing, current affairs interview
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Fianna Fáil TD: Brian Cowen should do a probing, current affairs interview

Aug 29th 2013, 9:15 PM 5,706 Views 58 Comments

Michael McGrath said he would like to see the former taoiseach to agree to a “proving interview by an established current affairs journalist” in the wake of his first public comments in over two years.

9 interesting quotes from Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years
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# Cowen Talks

9 interesting quotes from Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years

Aug 29th 2013, 6:00 AM 16,581 Views 75 Comments

The former taoiseach’s first interview in over two years, conducted with TG4 and airing next week, reveals plenty about him.

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Aug 28th 2013, 11:39 PM 13,041 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a female garda receiving serious injuries after her car was rammed and Ryanair being ordered to sell most of its stake in Aer Lingus.

Brian Cowen: Things were said and written about me that went too far
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Brian Cowen: Things were said and written about me that went too far

Aug 28th 2013, 8:15 PM 15,677 Views 170 Comments

The former taoiseach reveals that he felt some things written and said about him went too far in an in-depth interview with TG4 to be aired next week.

Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years labelled 'cocky and arrogant'
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Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years labelled 'cocky and arrogant'

Aug 28th 2013, 3:35 PM 21,402 Views 157 Comments

The former taoiseach has given an interview to TG4 which is due to air next week.

This former Fianna Fáil government minister is now working for a PR company
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# Pat Carey

This former Fianna Fáil government minister is now working for a PR company

Aug 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 13,622 Views 55 Comments

Pat Carey, a Cabinet minister with multiple briefs in the final days of the Cowen government, has joined DHR Communications.

Column: The Mahon Report shows we need direct democracy to end abuses of power
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Column: The Mahon Report shows we need direct democracy to end abuses of power

Aug 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 204 Views 149 Comments

The corruption identified in the Mahon Report would have been avoided under a system of direct democracy – which demands that the public have a real say in decisions that affect their lives, writes Raymond Whitehead.

Did the Taoiseach talk to staff in his department about the bank guarantee?
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# Bank Guarantee

Did the Taoiseach talk to staff in his department about the bank guarantee?

Jul 10th 2013, 6:31 AM 7,292 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach did not directly address a question about seeking oral or written recollections from seven senior staff in his department who worked there during the period of the bank guarantee five years ago.

FLASHBACK: Brian Cowen became Taoiseach five years ago this week
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# Party Like It's 2008

FLASHBACK: Brian Cowen became Taoiseach five years ago this week

May 12th 2013, 1:18 PM 8,102 Views 82 Comments

Cowen succeeded Bertie Ahern at the helm of government on May 7, 2008. Here he is, leading a hometown singsong.

Fianna Fáil on banking inquiry: Don't just focus on guarantee night
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# Meltdown Monday

Fianna Fáil on banking inquiry: Don't just focus on guarantee night

May 9th 2013, 7:04 PM 6,801 Views 56 Comments

The party has urged government to deal with the root causes of the banking collapse.

Er, what's happening on the Euronews website?
# Back To The Future
# Back To The Future

Er, what's happening on the Euronews website?

May 8th 2013, 9:26 AM 14,027 Views 24 Comments

Brian Cowen’s government is deeply unpopular…” WHOSE government?

Queen Elizabeth gave a nice bottle of whiskey to Enda Kenny in 2011
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Queen Elizabeth gave a nice bottle of whiskey to Enda Kenny in 2011

Apr 15th 2013, 7:05 AM 17,812 Views 54 Comments

Find out what presents Enda Kenny has received since taking office… including a €5k famine painting from Michael Flatley.

After four years and €64.1 billion, bank guarantee is finally scrapped
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After four years and €64.1 billion, bank guarantee is finally scrapped

Mar 29th 2013, 9:58 AM 17,522 Views 74 Comments

Ireland will still guarantee bonds issued by banks since 2010, but will no longer guarantee new bonds or high-level deposits.