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#Brian Cowen

# brian-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 72,392 Views 27 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 12th 2020, 8:21 AM 39,923 Views 21 Comments

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

# brian-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 93,258 Views 35 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Friday 5 July, 2019

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care

Jul 5th 2019, 3:36 PM 249,652 Views 41 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil politician was hospitalised last night.

# brian-cowen - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget
# In The Mire
# In The Mire

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

Oct 7th 2018, 9:30 PM 38,364 Views 35 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Monday 23 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 23rd 2018, 11:27 AM 15,467 Views 64 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Monday 23 October, 2017

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

Enda Kenny got an honorary doctorate at NUIG today

Oct 23rd 2017, 9:16 PM 24,043 Views 139 Comments

He follows other former Taoisigh in receiving the award.

# brian-cowen - Sunday 8 October, 2017

There may be trouble ahead: A look back to the Budget of a decade ago
# Let's Face The Music
# Let's Face The Music

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

Oct 8th 2017, 9:00 PM 27,134 Views 45 Comments

The Celtic Tiger was about to stop roaring.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Former Taoiseach Cowen mediates in crunch Offaly hurling talks
# Faithful
From The42
# Faithful

Former Taoiseach Cowen mediates in crunch Offaly hurling talks

Aug 29th 2017, 2:45 PM 33,724 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 - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 27th 2017, 8:13 AM 18,461 Views 124 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been awarded an honorary doctorate
# Dublin Castle
# Dublin Castle

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been awarded an honorary doctorate

Jul 26th 2017, 6:57 PM 31,837 Views 187 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Saturday 20 May, 2017

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

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

May 20th 2017, 8:30 AM 13,233 Views 27 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Monday 27 February, 2017

Brian Cowen has joined the board of a European think tank funded by big business
# Back In The Game
# Back In The Game

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

Feb 27th 2017, 3:30 PM 19,951 Views 93 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 20th 2016, 5:24 PM 50,840 Views 82 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Thursday 19 November, 2015

The Tánaiste called Barry Cowen a baby and told him to "shut up" in the Dáil today
# Lads Will Ye Stop
# Lads Will Ye Stop

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

Nov 19th 2015, 2:41 PM 23,769 Views 68 Comments

Ouch.

# brian-cowen - Monday 12 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 12th 2015, 6:00 AM 50,313 Views 76 Comments

The past is a foreign country, they say.

# brian-cowen - Monday 14 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 14th 2015, 2:11 PM 21,076 Views 46 Comments

Was he drunk or hungover?

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 14th 2015, 1:30 PM 19,533 Views 70 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

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

Jul 9th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,086 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?
# Sitting Around
# Sitting Around

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

Jul 9th 2015, 6:14 PM 14,066 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"
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

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

Jul 9th 2015, 2:20 PM 19,578 Views 33 Comments

Derek Quinlan moved to Switzerland after the crash.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

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
# The Life Of Brian
# The Life Of Brian

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

Jul 8th 2015, 11:15 PM 17,907 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
# Conspiracy Theories
# Conspiracy Theories

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

Jul 8th 2015, 2:35 PM 22,750 Views 93 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Friday 3 July, 2015

# brian-cowen - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 2nd 2015, 11:17 PM 14,596 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)
# The Life Of Brian
# The Life Of Brian

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

Jul 2nd 2015, 11:13 PM 47,338 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
# The Life Of Brian
# The Life Of Brian

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

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:00 PM 13,901 Views 36 Comments

“No, hold it for a moment!”

As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry
Live Jul 2nd 2015, 2:45 PM

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

Was Brian Cowen a good finance minister?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Was Brian Cowen a good finance minister?

Jul 2nd 2015, 12:00 PM 18,020 Views 88 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

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

Banking inquiry suspended as Charlie McCreevy clashes with Pearse Doherty

Jul 1st 2015, 5:08 PM 26,257 Views 66 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Sunday 28 June, 2015

# brian-cowen - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 25th 2015, 4:17 PM 12,519 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.”

# brian-cowen - Friday 19 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 19th 2015, 9:58 AM 13,517 Views 62 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
# Good Guys Vs Bad Guys
# Good Guys Vs Bad Guys

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

Jun 18th 2015, 4:00 PM 21,107 Views 54 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 17th 2015, 6:58 PM 19,688 Views 21 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Monday 1 June, 2015

'Whatever questions are put to Brian he won't be found wanting'
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

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

Jun 1st 2015, 8:30 AM 12,382 Views 90 Comments

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

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

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

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

May 12th 2015, 5:28 PM 18,638 Views 119 Comments

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

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