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Brian Cowen

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Brian Cowan's Involvement with Topaz

 

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The morning after the night before: Brian Cowen's Morning Ireland interview

 

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Brian Cowen resigns Fianna Fail leadership

 

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TheJournal ie: Bullish Brian Cowen at the banking inquiry

 

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TheJournal.ie: Brian Cowen on infamous bailout denial

Brian Bernard Cowen is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Taoiseach from 2008 to 2011, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 2008 to 2011, Minister for Foreign Affairs from January 2011 to March 2011 and 2000 to 2004, Minister for Defence from February 2011 to March 2011, Tánaiste from 2007 to 2008, Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil from 2002 to 2008, Minister for Finance from 2004 to 2008, Minister for Health and Children from 1997 to 2000, Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications from 1993 to 1994, Minister for Energy in January 1993 and Minister for Labour from 1992 to 1993. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Laois–Offaly from 1984 to 2011.
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  • Personal 

  • Early and private life 

  • Minister for Health and Children 

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs 

  • Minister for Finance 

  • Leader of Fianna Fáil 

  • 12th Taoiseach (2008–2011) 

  • Treaty of Lisbon 

  • 2009 Budget 

  • 2008 Pork crisis 

  • Anglo Irish Bank 

  • 2009 Emergency budget 

  • First no confidence vote 

  • 2010 Budget and NAMA controversy 

  • Second no confidence vote 

  • EU and IMF rescue 

  • Meeting with Seán FitzPatrick 

  • January cabinet reshuffle 

  • Resignation as leader 

  • Finance Bill, dissolution and retirement 

  • Public image 

  • ''Morning Ireland'' interview 

  • Approval ratings 

  • Legacy and later life