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# Brian Cowen

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October 2023
Portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen finally goes on display in Leinster House
He spent five months in St Vincent’s Hospital and before moving on to rehab.
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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.
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'hopes to walk again soon' following stroke last year
“For us all, it’s encouraging he’s making progress,” his family said.
'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.
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care
The former Fianna Fáil politician was hospitalised last night.
Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget
Brian Lenihan delivered his first Budget 10 years ago, just when Ireland was on the brink of economic ruin.
Warnings from former taoisigh on Brexit border: 'The communities would come together to tear it down'
Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and John Bruton shared a stage in Dublin this morning.
Enda Kenny got an honorary doctorate at NUIG today
He follows other former Taoisigh in receiving the award.
There may be trouble ahead: A look back to the Budget of a decade ago
The Celtic Tiger was about to stop roaring.
Former Taoiseach Cowen mediates in crunch Offaly hurling talks
Cowen, a renowned Offaly GAA follower, is the high-profile figure who has agreed to step in to oversee negotiations.
Brian Cowen says he 'deeply regrets' the number of jobs lost during the recession
Despite this, however, the former Taoiseach defended his government’s policies in the downturn.
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been awarded an honorary doctorate
Academics at the Dublin Castle ceremony reflected on a political career that encompassed four ministries and a premiership.
Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it
Ruling a country without having been elected can be an endeavour fraught with danger.
Brian Cowen has joined the board of a European think tank funded by big business
Ex-Taoiseach John Bruton has also joined the board of the Institute of International and European Affairs.
Mary Hanafin slammed by Brian Cowen's wife in deleted Facebook post
Mary Molloy Cowen made the remarks in a post which has since been deleted.
The Tánaiste called Barry Cowen a baby and told him to "shut up" in the Dáil today
We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016
The past is a foreign country, they say.
It's exactly five years since Brian Cowen gave THAT interview on Morning Ireland
Was he drunk or hungover?
'The Greek people needed the steady hand of Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan'
Fianna Fáil senator Terry Leyden made his comments as the Seanad discussed the Greek crisis this morning.
Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts
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?
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"
Derek Quinlan moved to Switzerland after the crash.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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 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
The former Taoiseach also said he underestimated the impact of the IMF coming to town.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
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 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
“No, hold it for a moment!”
Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry
The former Taoiseach discussed his time as finance minister.
Was Brian Cowen a good finance minister?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
Banking inquiry suspended as Charlie McCreevy clashes with Pearse Doherty
The former finance minister strongly defended Fianna Fáil’s policies.
Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall
“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”
'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke
The former minister has said Brian Cowen’s evidence at the banking inquiry will be “very illuminating”.
'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.
Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'
The former secretary general at the Department of Finance has been giving evidence at the banking inquiry.
'Whatever questions are put to Brian he won't be found wanting'
We asked Barry Cowen about his brother’s appearance before the banking inquiry next month.