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#Brian Cowen

# brian-cowen - Monday 23 October, 2017

Enda Kenny got an honorary doctorate at NUIG today

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

The Celtic Tiger was about to stop roaring.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

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

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 - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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.

# brian-cowen - Saturday 20 May, 2017

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 - Monday 27 February, 2017

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.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

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.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 19 November, 2015

# brian-cowen - Monday 12 October, 2015

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.

# brian-cowen - Monday 14 September, 2015

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'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.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 9 July, 2015

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.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

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 Life Of Brian This post contains videos

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 Conspiracy Theories This post contains videos

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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and here’s all the news you need to know.

# brian-cowen - Friday 3 July, 2015

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday! Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 2 July, 2015

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 The Life Of Brian This post contains videos

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

“No, hold it for a moment!”

As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry Fianna Fáil Days This post contains videos

As it happened: 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…

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday and here’s all the news you need to know.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Banking inquiry suspended as Charlie McCreevy clashes with Pearse Doherty

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

# brian-cowen - Sunday 28 June, 2015

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend! Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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.”

# brian-cowen - Friday 19 June, 2015

'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”.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'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.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

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.

# brian-cowen - Monday 1 June, 2015

'Whatever questions are put to Brian he won't be found wanting' Brothers In Arms This post contains videos

'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.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

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

# brian-cowen - Saturday 25 April, 2015

'People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists'

Micheál Martin has some strong words for protesters.

# brian-cowen - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Brian Cowen made a rare public appearance, and was asked about the banking crash

Brian Cowen told reporters he was looking forward to his appearance at the Banking Inquiry.

# brian-cowen - Friday 17 April, 2015

Brian Cowen won't be at the banking inquiry until July - and it's already cost €2m

The former taoiseach will appear before the inquiry along with several other key figures from the crash this summer.

# brian-cowen - Friday 13 February, 2015

Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions

‘Nexus’ is coming their way…

# brian-cowen - Monday 2 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This might be the most quintessentially Irish craft beer in existence Brian's Brew

# brian-cowen - Sunday 1 February, 2015

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

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