Brian Cowen, TD

Brian Cowen
Brian Cowen, TD




First elected in June 1984 Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fail


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Political Record

Elected to Dáil Éireann June 1984 in the Laois-Offaly bye-election caused by the death of his father, Bernard Cowen
Re-elected in every subsequent election
Appointed Tánaiste and re-appointed Minister for Finance in June 2007
Minister for Finance September 2004 - May 2008
Minister for Foreign Affairs January 2000 - September 2004
Minister for Health and Children from June 1997 - January 2000
Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications from January 1993 - December 1994
Minister for Labour from February 1992 - January 1993.
Opposition Spokesperson for Agriculture from December 1994 - March 1997
Opposition Spokesperson for Health from March 1997 - June 1997
Member of Offaly County Council 1984-92:
Offaly Vocational Education Committee 1989-92
British/Irish Interparliamentary Body and member of its sub-committee on Political and Security Matters 1991-92
Member of the Fianna Fáil Party Commission to review the aims and structures of the Party

Personal Details

Born Tullamore, Co Offaly January 1960 Married to Mary Molloy, two daughters, Sinead and Maedhbh. Educated Clara National School: Ard Scoil Naomh Chiarain, Clara, Co. Offaly: Mount St. Joseph's College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary: UCD (BCL): Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, Dublin. Former solicitor


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