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# brian-cowen - Monday 14 November, 2011

Fianna Fáil was doomed by its own political model - documentary Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

Fianna Fáil was doomed by its own political model - documentary

Plus, party members say Brian Cowen’s 2011 cabinet reshuffle attempt was the catalyst for his demise.

# brian-cowen - Monday 7 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

Cowen's ministers felt pressured to approve bank guarantee - documentary Brian Cowen This post contains videos

Cowen's ministers felt pressured to approve bank guarantee - documentary

Cabinet ministers at the time of the far-reaching 2008 bank guarantee say they were given little time – and no alternatives – when considering the move.

# brian-cowen - Sunday 6 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# brian-cowen - Friday 4 November, 2011

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras? Bertie N Brian This post contains images

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?

The boys/former taoisigh are back in town for a ‘thank you’ reception by President McAleese for her Council of State.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office

Details provided to Wicklow TD Anne Ferris show that the ‘Teflon Taoiseach’ has claimed over €10,000 in phone expenses alone.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Brian Cowen 'influenced by bar-room buddies'

TV3 documentary series hears of Cowen clique while Sean Haughey says Bertie had potential to be back-stabber.

Bank guarantee was ‘panic rather than a plan’, says former UK chancellor

Alistair Darling has given his own insight into the decisions taken by Brian Lenihan at the time of the bank guarantee.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# brian-cowen - Monday 22 August, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# brian-cowen - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?

Politicians laugh off the fact that people are being forced to leave. They wouldn’t if they faced the consequences at the polls, writes Noreen Bowden.

# brian-cowen - Friday 10 June, 2011

Former Taoisigh pay tribute to Brian Lenihan RIP

Former Taoisigh pay tribute to Brian Lenihan

Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern paid tribute to their former party colleague who served as a minister in their governments.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Geoghegan-Quinn got EU job ‘because Barroso demanded a female nominee’ – WikiLeaks

Cables given to the Irish Independent suggest that the European Commission urged Ireland to choose a female commissioner.

# brian-cowen - Monday 30 May, 2011

From The42 Sideline cut: Ciaran Murphy's pitchside perspective Between The Lines

Sideline cut: Ciaran Murphy's pitchside perspective

Radio’s own Ciaran Murphy will spend the summer reporting on the GAA action at championship Ground Zero. We’re going to tag along.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Brian Lenihan "disappointed" by former Taoiseach Brian Cowen's performance

Duo had good working and personal relationship, but Lenihan felt he could not criticise Fianna Fail leadership due to his role as Finance Minister, he revealed in an interview.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

In numbers: Brian Cowen's tenure as Taoiseach

As one administration takes power, another steps down – so here’s some condensed figures on the Brian Cowen era.

# brian-cowen - Friday 4 March, 2011

Almost one in four beds in the hospital Cowen launched remain closed Exclusive

Outgoing Taoiseach officially opened the Midland General Hospital in Tullamore yesterday but HSE figures show that despite local waiting lists, 89 out of a possible 320 beds lie empty.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Brian Cowen gives party pal a Seanad seat

Ousted TD gets seat – but just for a few weeks until Seanad election.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Ned O'Keeffe says army coup a 'real possibility' in Ireland

The retiring Fianna Fail TD told that he stands by the comments.

Are these two brothers Ireland's youngest entrepreneurs?

Brian Cowen, Gerry Adams and Daniel O’Donnell are all pushing pens created by the tween craftsmen.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Thursday

The highs and lows of today’s campaign trail…

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Naked Brian Cowen pictures make a comeback Barenaked Brian This post contains images

Naked Brian Cowen pictures make a comeback

Dublin pub has ‘Biffo on the Bog’ and other controversial nude portrait of Taoiseach on display for general election.

# brian-cowen - Saturday 5 February, 2011

Ireland's corporate tax rate comes under pressure at EU summit Eurozone This post contains videos

Ireland's corporate tax rate comes under pressure at EU summit

Germany and France present proposals for strengthening European economies at Eurozone summit, and put pressure on Ireland over harmonising corporate tax base.

# brian-cowen - Friday 4 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Friday

Politicians blow hot and cold with Vincent Browne; James Reilly is on his tod with the girls; and the sun shines on a Fine Gael/Labour coalition.

From The Daily Edge Boozing Biffo back-stabbed: how Taiwan saw the FF Heave FF Heave This post contains videos

Boozing Biffo back-stabbed: how Taiwan saw the FF Heave

THAT Taiwanese animation company has revisited Ireland post-bailout – and thinks Micheál Martin is a violent guy.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Cowen name to appear again on the ballot sheets in Laois/Offaly

Barry Cowen will run in his brother’s old constituency, which has already been the scene of several public battles over selection procedures.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know, including: FG still ahead despite dip in poll; men in Ireland more likely to emigrate or die young than women; and Queensland evacuations ahead of Cyclone Yasi.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 1 February, 2011

How Brian bowed out - and how the other leaders waved goodbye

The Ceann Comhairle called him “Taoiseach Bertie Ahern” but Cowen got a standing ovation for speech as four other party leaders fired the first shots of the election campaign.

Take 5: Tuesday

Tuesday’s Take 5: Brian Cowen addresses the Dáil for the final time; journalists at the Sunday Tribune face an uncertain future; and Ireland expels a Russian diplomat over the use of forged Irish passports by spies.

Cowen's brother declares interest in Laois/Offaly seat

Taoiseach said yesterday he would not contest election, but his brother might be selected as a Fianna Fáil candidate for the Laois/Offaly constituency tonight.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Cowen prepares to dissolve the Dail; Gaybo forced to explain why he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and the first photos of a rare Amazonian tribe.

30th Dáil to be dissolved today: a timeline

The last Taoiseach and party leader speeches of this Dáil will be held this afternoon, before Cowen heads to the Park to request the Dáil’s dissolution.

# brian-cowen - Monday 31 January, 2011

Brian Cowen will not contest election

Tonight Brian Cowen has announced with “a heavy heart” that he will not run in the upcoming general election.

# brian-cowen - Saturday 29 January, 2011

Martin concedes: FF could support FG minority government

The end of the Civil War? If Fine Gael pledge to enact the Four Year Plan, Fianna Fáil would return the Tallaght Strategy.

# brian-cowen - Friday 28 January, 2011

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday

As the Finance Bill is sent to the Seanad, Brian Cowen confirms he’ll wait until Tuesday before going to the Park.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 27 January, 2011

Martin challenges Opposition to televised debates

New leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin says the focus of the upcoming election campaign must be on “substantial debate”

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader

The Cork TD beats opposition from Éamon Ó Cuív, Brian Lenihan and Mary Hanafin to become the eighth party leader.

Reprieve for government as Finance Bill scrapes through

The government bags a crucial victory on the Finance Bill after independents offer support in exchange for big amendments.

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.

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