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# barry-cowen - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Poll: Should Micheál Martin lead Fianna Fáil into the next general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Micheál Martin lead Fianna Fáil into the next general election?

Jan 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 70,432 Views 147 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen says Martin should step down as party leader.

# barry-cowen - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister
# Third Time Lucky
# Third Time Lucky

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:13 PM 46,016 Views 48 Comments

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

# barry-cowen - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:55 PM 23,107 Views 42 Comments

Barry Cowen was sacked from his role as Minister for Agriculture by Martin last week.

# barry-cowen - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
# Cowen And Out
# Cowen And Out

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

Jul 18th 2020, 11:10 AM 57,187 Views 103 Comments

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

# barry-cowen - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Jul 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,990 Views 20 Comments

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# barry-cowen - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 6:03 PM 73,643 Views 98 Comments

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
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen

Jul 15th 2020, 5:15 PM 20,047 Views 24 Comments

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
# Cowengate
# Cowengate

A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded

Jul 15th 2020, 3:49 PM 23,282 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Cowengate
# Cowengate

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 12:31 PM 41,761 Views 88 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said that “it was not politically sustainable for Barry not to deal with this head on”.

# barry-cowen - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen
# Controversy
# Controversy

Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen

Jul 14th 2020, 11:37 PM 61,714 Views 97 Comments

The Taoiseach announced this evening that he had sacked Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen.

Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 9:38 PM 183,613 Views 336 Comments

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'
# Drink Driving Row
# Drink Driving Row

Taoiseach says he has seen Cowen's Garda drink driving file, says the document is 'not quite as portrayed'

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 56,743 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have also said that further questions need to be answered.

# barry-cowen - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report
# Controversy
# Controversy

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report

Jul 13th 2020, 5:08 PM 61,077 Views 0 Comments

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 - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Barry Cowen disputes 'incorrect' Garda report of what happened at drink-driving checkpoint in 2016
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen disputes 'incorrect' Garda report of what happened at drink-driving checkpoint in 2016

Jul 12th 2020, 12:10 PM 50,190 Views 0 Comments

“I did not evade, or attempt to evade, a Garda,” a statement from Cowen said.

# barry-cowen - Thursday 9 July, 2020

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'

Jul 9th 2020, 1:12 PM 18,117 Views 34 Comments

Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.

# barry-cowen - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit

Jul 8th 2020, 12:12 PM 25,284 Views 90 Comments

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
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban

Jul 8th 2020, 8:38 AM 50,979 Views 121 Comments

The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.

# barry-cowen - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 9:14 PM 39,115 Views 148 Comments

The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.

# barry-cowen - Monday 6 July, 2020

Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban

Jul 6th 2020, 8:17 PM 23,564 Views 128 Comments

Cowen has apologised for his actions and said he regrets what happened.

# barry-cowen - Sunday 5 July, 2020

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban

Jul 5th 2020, 12:44 PM 51,266 Views 147 Comments

Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.

# barry-cowen - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

Jul 4th 2020, 11:37 AM 62,672 Views 205 Comments

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

# barry-cowen - Monday 29 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 70,175 Views 27 Comments

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

# barry-cowen - Monday 20 January, 2020

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook

Jan 20th 2020, 2:53 PM 26,772 Views 46 Comments

Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.

# barry-cowen - Monday 22 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 4:49 PM 93,184 Views 35 Comments

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

# barry-cowen - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen

Feb 13th 2019, 1:51 PM 23,877 Views 54 Comments

McGuinness claims Cowen called him and others out for speaking in a personal capacity during interviews.

# barry-cowen - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs
# Midlands
# Midlands

Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs

Oct 23rd 2018, 8:08 PM 16,067 Views 41 Comments

A restructuring of the company to decarbonise its business over ten years is expected to be announced tomorrow.

# barry-cowen - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019

Oct 9th 2018, 3:45 PM 16,014 Views 13 Comments

Not everyone was happy with the budget.

# barry-cowen - Monday 8 January, 2018

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled
# House Prices
# House Prices

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled

Jan 8th 2018, 12:05 PM 54,034 Views 121 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said he favours a new calculation of the tax.

# barry-cowen - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home

Sep 16th 2017, 12:13 PM 36,623 Views 112 Comments

Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.

# barry-cowen - Monday 4 September, 2017

'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders

Sep 4th 2017, 9:44 AM 16,588 Views 99 Comments

Barry Cowen TD thinks the proposal will stimulate construction.

# barry-cowen - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'
# Down Tools
# Down Tools

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

Jul 5th 2017, 3:55 PM 27,905 Views 18 Comments

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

# barry-cowen - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Should compulsory purchase orders be used for vacant properties?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Should compulsory purchase orders be used for vacant properties?

May 9th 2017, 12:24 PM 11,078 Views 43 Comments

Fianna Fail thinks they should.

# barry-cowen - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

€467m on meters, but bitter water war could end up costing a lot more
# Water Fight
# Water Fight

€467m on meters, but bitter water war could end up costing a lot more

Apr 11th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,132 Views 42 Comments

The water committee is meeting again today to vote on its final report, but there are fears we’re on the brink of an election.

# barry-cowen - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved
# The Heat Is On
# The Heat Is On

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved

Apr 9th 2017, 1:32 PM 10,986 Views 92 Comments

The impasse between the country’s two biggest parties shows no signs of abating.

# barry-cowen - Sunday 26 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Feb 26th 2017, 8:30 PM 17,981 Views 42 Comments

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.

# barry-cowen - Saturday 25 February, 2017

FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?

Feb 25th 2017, 7:30 PM 18,160 Views 72 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen made the claim this week, and the AAA-PBP’s Paul Murphy accused him of “mischief making”. FactCheck steps in.

# barry-cowen - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'New politics my arse' - Gerry Adams is not happy with the rent strategy row
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'New politics my arse' - Gerry Adams is not happy with the rent strategy row

Dec 15th 2016, 12:45 PM 21,284 Views 155 Comments

Talks broke up without agreement late last night.

Leaders' Questions: Mary Lou says maybe FF and FG can get a bit of mistletoe and “kiss and make-up”

Leaders' Questions: Mary Lou says maybe FF and FG can get a bit of mistletoe and “kiss and make-up”

Dec 15th 2016, 11:58 AM 6,167 Views 16 Comments

The failure of both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach an agreement last night leaves renters in the middle of a mess.

Poll: If the Government falls over rents, would you vote the same way again in another election?
# Fallout
# Fallout

Poll: If the Government falls over rents, would you vote the same way again in another election?

Dec 15th 2016, 9:44 AM 17,199 Views 120 Comments

This morning the barely six-month-old government is facing a major crisis over Fianna Fáil’s objections to its rental plans.

# barry-cowen - Monday 7 November, 2016

Poll: Are you in favour of water services remaining in public ownership?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you in favour of water services remaining in public ownership?

Nov 7th 2016, 8:30 AM 34,808 Views 133 Comments

A bill is coming before the Dáil calling for a referendum on the ownership of Ireland’s water services.

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