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# Cowengate

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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”.
"There is no one more sorry than I" - Brian Cowen
The former Taoiseach says that he takes his “full measure of responsibility” for the financial crash, but says nobody could have foreseen what was coming.
Brian Cowen: Things were said and written about me that went too far
The former taoiseach reveals that he felt some things written and said about him went too far in an in-depth interview with TG4 to be aired next week.
Cigarettes and alcohol: New details of night before THAT Cowen interview
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.
Slideshow: Ten pivotal moments in the year of politics
Leadership coups that worked (and those which didn’t); politicians who resigned (and those who should have); diplomatic gambles that worked (and those that failed): 2010 had it all.
When politicians let loose on Twitter: top 5 political posts
As new research suggests that 40% of TDs are now on Twitter, looks at how some politicians have been using the site.
Jay Leno plays games with Brian Cowen
Taoiseach featured in a slot in which Leno asks the audience to guess if he’s a “Bartender, Politician or Comic”
Bond yield hits 6.5% amid heave rumours
Is the interest rate being asked of government debt on the increase because the markets want Cowen to stay on?
Fifty ways to Heave your leader
Twitter’s getting all musical as the Fianna Fáil party starts playing musical chairs around the leader. Heave songs ahoy!
Tom Kitt calls for change in FF leadership
The former Chief Whip calls for debate on the leadership, while Michael Lowry says he won’t support a new Fianna Fáil leader.
Hussey bemoans "laddishness" in Irish culture
Former FG Minister criticises Enda Kenny’s handling of Sheehan’s threatening of a Garda and says she would not have backed Enda in leadership heave.
Philip Walton: What the internet thought
Round-up of responses to the golfer’s call for an explanation.
Philip Walton writes angry letter to Taoiseach over impersonations
And on it goes… Golfer Philip Walton asks; what’s so funny?
Cowen apologises for radio interview
The Taoiseach says that he never intended to disrespect the Irish people.
Cowengate: Top of the YouTube charts
First the Morning Ireland goes top of the news. Now it’s the most viewed video on YouTube today.
77% have no confidence in Cowen - Liveline text poll
Was Cowengate to blame for a second spike in bond prices?
Irish bond prices took a moderate increase yesterday – was a ‘hoarse’ early-morning interview to blame?
Cowengate: round-up of world coverage
Taoiseach’s denial of rumours he was drunk on air made headlines across the globe.
Cowen condemns ‘hungover’ comments as “a new low”
“It’s well known that the Taoiseach suffers from congestion sometimes”
Fianna Fáil ministers rally around the ‘hoarse’ and ‘congested’ Taoiseach after his controversial Morning Ireland interview.
Cowen denies being hungover on morning radio interview
The Taoiseach gives an interview on Ireland’s most listened-to radio show – in which he sounds a little worse for wear.