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#Brian Cowen

# brian-cowen - Monday 27 December, 2010

2010 in review: September Review2010 This post contains videos

2010 in review: September

A ‘final’ cost on Anglo Irish Bank, scorn for Conor Lenihan, and questions over Brian Cowen’s Morning Ireland performance.

2010 in review: August Review2010 This post contains videos

2010 in review: August

Authorities approve a mosque near Ground Zero, a Chilean mine collapses, and a Coventry woman puts a cat in a wheelie bin.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

Final stage of new M7 motorway opens at last

The government’s goal of having its network of regional motorways open before Christmas is achieved.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Developer Paddy Kelly says he likes walking after his BMW is seized; Brian Cowen’s plan to turn 83,000 into 250,000; and the Korean peninsula at loggerheads again – over a Christmas tree.

# brian-cowen - Thursday 16 December, 2010

Election might not happen until May, says Galway TD

Former minister Frank Fahey says he doesn’t think the ballot might take place for another four of five months.

European leaders meet to secure permanent bailout fund

Heads of government meet in Brussels to make a permanent bailout fund before Germany can rule the current one void.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

91 AIB employees have begun legal proceedings

The Taoiseach has confirmed that 91 bankers began legal proceedings in October 2010.

# brian-cowen - Monday 13 December, 2010

Cabinet to discuss AIB bonuses

The taoiseach says the cabinet will discuss whether they can stop the awarding of bonuses to AIB executives.

Cowen to meet Clegg over UK's bailout loan

The Taoiseach and deputy Prime Minister will meet on the Isle of Man on the fringes of a British-Irish Council meeting.

# brian-cowen - Friday 10 December, 2010

Cowen set to lead FF into election unchallenged

Taoiseach says he intends to retain party leadership heading into next election, and appears to have the backing of his parliamentary colleagues.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: Bank bonuses to be taxed at 90 per cent, the family of a brain injured man who was savagely beaten by a man who was out on bail speak out, and Dublin zoo needs you.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Cowen says “no one is more sorry” Ireland is in this situation than he is

Brian Cowen says it’s his responsibility to instil confidence in Ireland, and then rounds on the alternative government.

Dáil leaders debate savage Budget 2011 cuts

Enda Kenny decries Brian Cowen’s “scoffs” at FG policy, while the Taoiseach says an FG-Labour coalition couldn’t govern.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: the world takes stock of Ireland’s budget, the customers who got ‘free money’ from Bank of Ireland will have to pay it back and David Drumm is quizzed about his wife’s jewellery.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

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It’s going to be a grim afternoon – so we’re helping you through it by turning it into a fun game for all the family.

# brian-cowen - Monday 6 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Ahern, Cowen named Ireland's top blaggers Blaggers

Ahern, Cowen named Ireland's top blaggers

The former and current Taoisigh top a public poll of people or bodies known for blagging their way into riches.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Cowen croons a moving apology to the Irish people (kind of) Work Can Wait

Cowen croons a moving apology to the Irish people (kind of)

Disclaimer: this special broadcast on behalf of the Irish government and the Fianna Fail party may not actually be a special broadcast on behalf of the Irish government and the Fianna Fail party

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Fighting Cowen dismisses opposition's Dáil bailout complaints

Brian Cowen insists that Ireland’s bailout deal was a good deal, and that it doesn’t need approval by a Dáil vote.

From The Daily Edge Exploding tiger, crippled economy, boozing Biffo: Taiwan's take on Ireland's bailout Double Irish This post contains videos

Exploding tiger, crippled economy, boozing Biffo: Taiwan's take on Ireland's bailout

NMA TV – a Taiwanese animation studio known for its tongue-in-cheek news reporting – goes all out on Ireland.

# brian-cowen - Monday 29 November, 2010

Cowen insists €85bn bailout agreement is "best possible deal" Bailout

Cowen insists €85bn bailout agreement is "best possible deal"

€17.5bn of Ireland’s rescue will come from its own pensions reserve, while the remainder comes at a hefty 5.8% charge.

# brian-cowen - Friday 26 November, 2010

EU/IMF push for bondholders to share Ireland's bailout burden

Europe and the IMF are keen for the private sector to bear some of the burden of the rescue effort.

# brian-cowen - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

We're halfway through corrections since 2008, says Cowen

Taoiseach discusses the government’s four year plan, and dismisses Fianna Fáil TD Sean Power’s claims he will step down before next general election.

Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts Four Year Plan

Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts

The four year plan is here – and it’s not going to be pretty. Social welfare will be savaged, with big income tax hikes.

Former junior minister 'expects Cowen to resign' after Budget

Kildare TD Seán Power tells his local radio station he understands Cowen will go as soon as the Budget is delivered.

Burton unimpressed by Taoiseach's call to party leader to "rein her in"

Taoiseach later explains he’s not suggesting she’s a horse. “I was asking the leader to rein in the deputy leader, not in any other capacity”, he says.

# brian-cowen - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Cowen remains Fianna Fáil leader

Taoiseach retains his role after meeting with parliamentary party colleagues, including disaffected backbenchers, this evening.

Kenny asks government to bring forward Budget

Enda Kenny says the Dáíl could pass a slimmed-down Budget allowing for a quick election – but Cowen says no.

FF under fire: O'Flynn promises "bare-knuckled" parliamentary meeting

The gloves are off: Noel O’Flynn says he will sign a motion of no confidence ahead of Fianna Fáíl’s parliamentary meeting.

Gogarty says FF ministers "kept in dark" over bailout

Paul Gogarty tells 2fm he thinks Fianna Fáil ministers were not given a true picture of how detailed the IMF talks were.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the Taoiseach’s long goodbye, IMF calls for a man tax and tensions brewing between North and South Korea.

# brian-cowen - Monday 22 November, 2010

Brian Cowen's statement in full Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

Brian Cowen's statement in full

The full text of the statement delivered by Brian Cowen outside the Government Buildings this evening.

Cowen: Government to be dissolved in the New Year Fianna Fáil

Cowen: Government to be dissolved in the New Year

Taoiseach has no plans to resign, saying that passing the Budget is the greatest issue facing the country at this time.

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Ireland’s day of economic and political turmoil 24-Hour Turmoil This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland’s day of economic and political turmoil

A bailout announced, a government collapsing, a department stormed… it’s been quite a day. Here’s our gallery.

Sinn Féin activists breach gates of Government Buildings Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

Sinn Féin activists breach gates of Government Buildings

About 100 anti-government protestors – led by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh – force their way past Gardaí.

FORMER FIANNA FÁIL deputy leader and minister Mary O’Rourke has called for a meeting of the parliamentary party in January to discuss the leadership of Brian Cowen, RTÉ News reports. Speaking in Athlone this morning, the three-term former minister said the party needed to make a decision on who should be at the helm in the run-up to a forthcoming general election.

"In a humiliating U-turn, the government has asked for help"

The world’s press are mixed about the prospect of an Irish bailout – happy that it’s “over”, but furious that it happened.

Outrage over RTÉ television coverage of bailout announcement RTÉ This post contains videos

Outrage over RTÉ television coverage of bailout announcement

The national broadcaster comes under fire after failing to tell viewers about the bailout speech – and pulling the feed early.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know about the bailout, the banking sector, the future of the Croke Park deal – and what happens when an alligator takes on a kitty.

Bailed out: Ireland expected to borrow at least €80 billion

Cowen won’t be drawn on details of bailout package, and says he’s going nowhere: “I have always said that I take my share of the responsibility – but all of the decisions we took were in the national interest.”

# brian-cowen - Sunday 21 November, 2010

Irish government statement on EU/IMF bailout

In advance of Brian Cowen’s address to the Irish people, the government issued a statement on the EU/IMF bailout for Ireland.