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# barry-cowen - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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”.

# barry-cowen - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen

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

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

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'

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

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

“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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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?

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

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 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?

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?

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

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”

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 This post contains a poll

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

'There's a real chance of a referendum on the ownership of water, but we need FF to back it'

The bill, supported by 39 TDs, calls for a referendum on the ownership of Ireland’s water services.

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