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Last month
August 2023
Future of Derrinlough factory unclear as Bord na Móna says it's exploring options for the site
The briquette factory closed on 1 June and a subsequent ad for its sale has been taken down.
This year
'It's pure electioneering': Barry Cowen hits out at Fine Gael
Cowen was responding to comments made by the Taoiseach yesterday.
Barry Cowen sorry 'if people find' comparison between eviction ban and free sweets offensive
‘It wasn’t my intention to offend them. Sure what more much more do you want me to say?’ the TD told Claire Byrne.
FF's Barry Cowen compares extending eviction ban to 'making sweets free for children'
The Government comfortably won the confidence motion earlier this morning.
Last year
Taoiseach pours cold water over suggestion to reduce inheritance tax threshold
Under the current rules, children are able to inherit €335,000 from their parents before they have to pay tax at 33%.
'Enough is enough': Cowen says those responsible for energy crisis must be held accountable
The Department, EirGrid and CRU are ‘all asleep at the wheel’, the Fianna Fáil TD told The Journal.
Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health
Barry Cowen believes it is time to share leadership between the two bodies.
AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
The branches will no longer offer cash or cheque services and if they have an ATM outside, it will be removed.
All time
ESB assures staff it had no hand in 'orchestrated' energy crisis, following TD's Dáil claims
Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen alleged in the Dáil that EirGrid made a €10 million initial payment to the semi-State firm on a €110 million contract.
Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.
Fianna Fáil's Cowen seeks special party meeting following 'alarming' by-election result
Micheál Martin’s leadership of Fianna Fáil is under the microscope following its disastrous performance in Dublin Bay South.
Poll: Should Micheál Martin lead Fianna Fáil into the next general election?
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen says Martin should step down as party leader.
Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister
Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.
Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says
Barry Cowen was sacked from his role as Minister for Agriculture by Martin last week.
'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.
Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.
Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen
Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.
'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen
Questions of how Barry Cowen’s personal information was shared are likely to rumble on.
A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded
It’s been a turbulent few days – here’s a way to keep up with it all.
Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'
Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said that “it was not politically sustainable for Barry not to deal with this head on”.
Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen
The Taoiseach announced this evening that he had sacked Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen.
Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy
Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement in the Dáil chamber this evening.
Taoiseach says he has seen Cowen's Garda drink driving file, says the document is 'not quite as portrayed'
Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have also said that further questions need to be answered.
Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report
Thomas Byrne, a Fianna Fáil TD from Meath East, addressed allegations made about him online that he gave the story to the media,
Barry Cowen disputes 'incorrect' Garda report of what happened at drink-driving checkpoint in 2016
“I did not evade, or attempt to evade, a Garda,” a statement from Cowen said.
RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'
Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.
Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit
It emerged in recent days that Minister Barry Cowen drove on a learner’s permit when he was caught drink driving in 2016.
'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban
The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.
'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban
The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.
Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban
Cowen has apologised for his actions and said he regrets what happened.
'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban
Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.
'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban
The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'making steady recovery' following stroke last year, Barry Cowen says
Barry Cowen was speaking this morning after being appointed Minister for Agriculture over the weekend.
Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook
Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.
'A long road ahead': Barry Cowen says former Taoiseach Brian Cowen making progress with health
Cowen was admitted to hospital after falling ill earlier this month.
Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen
McGuinness claims Cowen called him and others out for speaking in a personal capacity during interviews.
Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs
A restructuring of the company to decarbonise its business over ten years is expected to be announced tomorrow.
'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019
Not everyone was happy with the budget.
Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said he favours a new calculation of the tax.
Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home
Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.