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Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen
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Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen

Feb 16th 2013, 8:00 AM 11,633 Views 111 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said he had a “good chat” with his predecessor at a recent funeral but neither Cowen nor Bertie Ahern have any input to party policy.

Irish Mail on Sunday apologises to Brian Cowen over California picture
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Irish Mail on Sunday apologises to Brian Cowen over California picture

Jan 27th 2013, 12:53 PM 22,420 Views 81 Comments

The paper has also acknowledged that the former taoiseach attended a course at Stanford University at his own expense, with no public funding involved.

Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again
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Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again

Jan 13th 2013, 8:15 AM 58 Views 131 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s poll bounce isn’t a definitive comeback – but we shouldn’t write them off, writes Gary Murphy.

In pictures: The funeral of Páidí Ó Sé
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In pictures: The funeral of Páidí Ó Sé

Dec 18th 2012, 6:40 PM 37,644 Views 34 Comments

Hundred of mourners gathered in Ventry in West Kerry today as the football icon was laid to rest.

VIDEO: "If my name was Cowen, I'd stay quiet in this debate"
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VIDEO: "If my name was Cowen, I'd stay quiet in this debate"

Dec 6th 2012, 1:48 PM 13,111 Views 67 Comments

Pat Rabbitte told Barry Cowen his surname meant he should butt out of Dáil debates. He later apologised.

'Anglo: The Musical' to return in the new year at Olympia Theatre
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'Anglo: The Musical' to return in the new year at Olympia Theatre

Nov 27th 2012, 3:01 PM 3,900 Views 7 Comments

The musical based on Celtic Tiger excesses and the fall of Anglo Irish bank has been running at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this month.

Call for Anglo musical to be brought stateside... with Seán Fitzpatrick puppet in tow
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Call for Anglo musical to be brought stateside... with Seán Fitzpatrick puppet in tow

Nov 2nd 2012, 1:46 PM 7,162 Views 17 Comments

American broadcaster Max Keiser has set up an online fund to bring ‘ANGLO: The Musical’ to New York or Boston.

Anglo musical carries on without Seán Fitzpatrick puppet
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Anglo musical carries on without Seán Fitzpatrick puppet

Nov 1st 2012, 12:37 PM 8,612 Views 11 Comments

Don’t despair though, the Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen puppets aren’t going anywhere.

'Mammy' O'Rourke on Haughey, Lenihan, Bertie, Cowen and Enda
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'Mammy' O'Rourke on Haughey, Lenihan, Bertie, Cowen and Enda

Oct 20th 2012, 1:45 PM 12,285 Views 44 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil minister gave a frank and entertaining interview to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show last night.

Videos: 8 examples of how Irish politics is just like The Thick of It
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Videos: 8 examples of how Irish politics is just like The Thick of It

Sep 29th 2012, 6:00 PM 10,780 Views 23 Comments

And one Irish political saga that is just too bizarre even for a plotline on the British political sitcom….

Cigarettes and alcohol: New details of night before THAT Cowen interview
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Cigarettes and alcohol: New details of night before THAT Cowen interview

Aug 24th 2012, 10:43 AM 25,278 Views 127 Comments

This month’s Hot Press carries a piece written by a barman at the Galway hotel where Brian Cowen was alleged to have spent the night drinking prior to his infamous interview on Morning Ireland in 2010.

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme
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€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme

Aug 3rd 2012, 10:30 AM 16,301 Views 101 Comments

Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

9 videos that sum-up Ireland's banking and economic collapse
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9 videos that sum-up Ireland's banking and economic collapse

Jul 28th 2012, 8:15 AM 9,328 Views 25 Comments

“We are where we are” and “we all partied”. We look back at those turbulent two years that led us towards Ireland’s current economic state.

The investigation of Seán FitzPatrick: a timeline of the story so far
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The investigation of Seán FitzPatrick: a timeline of the story so far

Jul 24th 2012, 9:10 AM 12,671 Views 34 Comments

Seán FitzPatrick has kept a low-profile in recent years but there are indications he could soon face charges in connection with alleged financial irregularities at Anglo Irish Bank. Here’s what’s been happening…

VIDEO: Kenny, Martin argue over 'missing' bank guarantee files
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VIDEO: Kenny, Martin argue over 'missing' bank guarantee files

Jul 17th 2012, 9:15 PM 6,209 Views 37 Comments

Fianna Fáil says the Taoiseach is “throwing out conspiracies like a man standing at a bar at a pub”.

Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?
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Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?

Jul 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 13,452 Views 28 Comments

Bertie, Albert, Brian and co. What are they up to these days?

The Evening Fix: Sunday
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The Evening Fix: Sunday

Jul 8th 2012, 8:00 PM 15,044 Views 5 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Enterprise Ireland has no involvement in Cowen's California course
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Enterprise Ireland has no involvement in Cowen's California course

Jul 8th 2012, 2:22 PM 12,770 Views 71 Comments

The government agency was responding to a report in today’s Irish Mail on Sunday about former taoiseach Brian Cowen’s enrolment on a six-week course at Stanford University.

8 politicians kicking up their heels
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8 politicians kicking up their heels

Apr 17th 2012, 2:40 PM 4,214 Views 9 Comments

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician who has practised the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto…

Public demand for full investigation into banking crisis to be answered
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Public demand for full investigation into banking crisis to be answered

Apr 15th 2012, 11:47 AM 3,738 Views 38 Comments

The probe could see former government ministers, civil servants and banking executives account for their actions ahead of the September 2008 bank guarantee

Bertie spent €441 a week on make-up. Enda has spent... €0
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Bertie spent €441 a week on make-up. Enda has spent... €0

Apr 13th 2012, 7:15 AM 13,247 Views 79 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show that Enda Kenny hasn’t spent any public cash on make-up – and nor did Brian Cowen.

Cowen compares banking crisis to 'multiple plane crashes occurring at once'
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Cowen compares banking crisis to 'multiple plane crashes occurring at once'

Mar 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,391 Views 43 Comments

In a speech in Washington, the former taoiseach also attacks conventional political thinking in advance of the crisis.

Column: Fianna Fáil renewed? No, the optics tell a different story
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Column: Fianna Fáil renewed? No, the optics tell a different story

Mar 4th 2012, 8:00 PM 65 Views 140 Comments

The party of Cowen and Coughlan may have apologised – but they don’t seem to have got the point, writes Philip O’Connor.

Martin promises "swift and comprehensive" action on Mahon findings
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Martin promises "swift and comprehensive" action on Mahon findings

Mar 2nd 2012, 7:04 PM 3,212 Views 57 Comments

Micheál Martin addresses the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening on plans for party reform.

Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother
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Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother

Feb 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,414 Views 31 Comments

The Laois-Offaly TD, one of only three new Fianna Fáil TDs to be elected in last year’s general election, said he would never have ran for the Dáil if Brian Cowen hadn’t stepped down.

Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’
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Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’

Feb 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 7,756 Views 71 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil TD said that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ‘nothing in the top storey’ – but people like him because he smiles all the time.

Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses
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Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses

Jan 2nd 2012, 12:30 PM 6,510 Views 78 Comments

From yesterday, former taoisigh are no longer entitled to claim expenses for secretarial work and mobile phones from the state.

In pictures: TheJournal.ie’s winners and losers of 2011
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In pictures: TheJournal.ie’s winners and losers of 2011

Dec 31st 2011, 3:00 PM 4,325 Views 3 Comments

Who came out on top, and who was bringing up the rear? Here are our picks for the winners and losers of the year.

2011: The year of resignations
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2011: The year of resignations

Dec 27th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,814 Views 1 Comment

Undone by sex scandals, economic failures, uprisings and other controversies, an astonishing number of high-profile figures resigned from their various posts in the past 12 months.

The most important people of the last 14 years* (slideshow)
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The most important people of the last 14 years* (slideshow)

Dec 11th 2011, 10:00 AM 5,704 Views 9 Comments

*According to the new edition of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary, these include Brian Cowen, the founders of Twitter and Cheryl Cole.

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy
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In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy

Nov 30th 2011, 10:08 AM 7,162 Views 47 Comments

We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.

Higher pension levy hits Ahern and Cowen - by €80 a week
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Higher pension levy hits Ahern and Cowen - by €80 a week

Nov 30th 2011, 9:40 AM 2,629 Views 44 Comments

High earners will still keep the vast majority of their huge pensions, as Brendan Howlin admits there is little the government can do.

Discussions for potential bailout happened months before announcement
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Discussions for potential bailout happened months before announcement

Nov 28th 2011, 2:00 PM 3,223 Views 33 Comments

IMF’s Ajai Chopra tells Prime Time special programme tonight that discussions started in summer 2010.

Drumm defends role in Anglo collapse, says: 'Everyone was on the same team'
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Drumm defends role in Anglo collapse, says: 'Everyone was on the same team'

Nov 27th 2011, 11:58 AM 4,962 Views 61 Comments

The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank says he will not be returning from the US because of the “witch hunt” against him in Ireland.