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#Brian Cowen

# 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.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 4 December, 2014

How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?

The latest poll puts Kenny as the most unpopular of the four main party leaders. So is his position safe?

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From 'conduct unbecoming' to 'Cowengate': Morning Ireland turns 30 today ... here are some highlights

It’ll be “business as usual” this morning according to RTÉ — but there may be some cake later… Anyway, let’s take a look back at 30 years of early starts and political drama…

# brian-cowen - Sunday 12 October, 2014

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets Budget 2015 This post contains images

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets

10 years in 15 seconds.

So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015...

We all partied… right?

# brian-cowen - Friday 26 September, 2014

Brian Cowen will be sleeping rough tonight (but don't worry, it's for charity)

The 12-hour sleep-out is aimed at raising funds to tackle rural homelessness.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Micheál Martin asks Enda Kenny to withdraw a 'partisan slur', Taoiseach declines

A long-running row over whether documents about the bank guarantee went missing in the Department of the Taoiseach continued today.

# brian-cowen - Monday 19 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

Morning… Here’s everything you need to know as you launch yourself enthusiastically into a new week.

Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore Offaly Helpful? This post contains a poll

Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore

Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher was joined on the campaign trail by the former Fianna Fáil leader this weekend.

# brian-cowen - Friday 2 May, 2014

Denis O'Brien owned Topaz appoints Brian Cowen as director

A number of O’Brien’s other close associates have also been appointed to the board.

# brian-cowen - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF Crc

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

# brian-cowen - Monday 30 December, 2013

Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry

A long-awaited inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is likely to get under way next year.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000

Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.

# brian-cowen - Monday 30 September, 2013

Poll: Do you think the 2008 bank guarantee was the right decision? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the 2008 bank guarantee was the right decision?

This day five years ago, the government made a decision to issue a €440 billion guarantee on all liabilities in the Irish banking system.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Column: Cowen is wrong – Ireland's economy was on course for collapse even without the global crisis

Even if the international banking crisis had never happened, Ireland was still on course for an economic collapse, writes Fine Gael’s Damien English.

# brian-cowen - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?

# brian-cowen - Friday 30 August, 2013

"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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Fianna Fáil TD: Brian Cowen should do a probing, current affairs interview

Michael McGrath said he would like to see the former taoiseach to agree to a “proving interview by an established current affairs journalist” in the wake of his first public comments in over two years.

9 interesting quotes from Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years

The former taoiseach’s first interview in over two years, conducted with TG4 and airing next week, reveals plenty about him.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about a female garda receiving serious injuries after her car was rammed and Ryanair being ordered to sell most of its stake in Aer Lingus.

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.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years labelled 'cocky and arrogant'

The former taoiseach has given an interview to TG4 which is due to air next week.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 15 August, 2013

This former Fianna Fáil government minister is now working for a PR company Pat Carey This post contains videos

This former Fianna Fáil government minister is now working for a PR company

Pat Carey, a Cabinet minister with multiple briefs in the final days of the Cowen government, has joined DHR Communications.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Column: The Mahon Report shows we need direct democracy to end abuses of power

The corruption identified in the Mahon Report would have been avoided under a system of direct democracy – which demands that the public have a real say in decisions that affect their lives, writes Raymond Whitehead.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Did the Taoiseach talk to staff in his department about the bank guarantee?

The Taoiseach did not directly address a question about seeking oral or written recollections from seven senior staff in his department who worked there during the period of the bank guarantee five years ago.

# brian-cowen - Sunday 12 May, 2013

FLASHBACK: Brian Cowen became Taoiseach five years ago this week Party Like It's 2008 This post contains videos

FLASHBACK: Brian Cowen became Taoiseach five years ago this week

Cowen succeeded Bertie Ahern at the helm of government on May 7, 2008. Here he is, leading a hometown singsong.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Fianna Fáil on banking inquiry: Don't just focus on guarantee night

The party has urged government to deal with the root causes of the banking collapse.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Er, what's happening on the Euronews website? Back To The Future

Er, what's happening on the Euronews website?

Brian Cowen’s government is deeply unpopular…” WHOSE government?

# brian-cowen - Monday 15 April, 2013

Queen Elizabeth gave a nice bottle of whiskey to Enda Kenny in 2011

Find out what presents Enda Kenny has received since taking office… including a €5k famine painting from Michael Flatley.

# brian-cowen - Friday 29 March, 2013

After four years and €64.1 billion, bank guarantee is finally scrapped

Ireland will still guarantee bonds issued by banks since 2010, but will no longer guarantee new bonds or high-level deposits.

# brian-cowen - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen

The Fianna Fáil leader said he had a “good chat” with his predecessor at a recent funeral but neither Cowen nor Bertie Ahern have any input to party policy.

# brian-cowen - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Irish Mail on Sunday apologises to Brian Cowen over California picture

The paper has also acknowledged that the former taoiseach attended a course at Stanford University at his own expense, with no public funding involved.

# brian-cowen - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again

Fianna Fáil’s poll bounce isn’t a definitive comeback – but we shouldn’t write them off, writes Gary Murphy.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

From The42 In pictures: The funeral of Páidí Ó Sé RIP This post contains images

In pictures: The funeral of Páidí Ó Sé

Hundred of mourners gathered in Ventry in West Kerry today as the football icon was laid to rest.

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