Barry Cowen

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Barry Cowen TD during a Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The sacking of Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen on Tuesday night was “not good news for the Government this early on”, Minister for Foreign Affair(...)

 Former minister for agriculture  Barry Cowen: The Taoiseach had asked Mr Cowen to resign but the Offaly TD had refused. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen has been sacked by the Taoiseach after refusing to make a second public statement about a drink driving ban impos(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen  has faced calls to resign since news of his drink driving ban emerged a fortnight ago.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is being asked by the Garda to investigate the alleged leaking of information concerning Minister for A(...)

 RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell and Garda assistant commissioner Paula Hilman launching  a road safety appeal to remind motorcyclists to “ease off the throttle”. Photograph:   Crispin Rodwell

Anyone who has renewed a learner driving permit more than four times should be compelled to take driving lessons, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has (...)

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Road safety campaigners have demanded that Taoiseach Micheál Martin seek answers from Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen to a series of further ques(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin with Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen in 2016. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Micheál Martin has got off to a rocky start in his new role as Taoiseach with rows over the appointment of Fianna Fáil Ministers followed swiftly by a(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen  during a Government Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour leader Alan Kelly has called on the Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen to clarify in the Dáil whether he ever drove without a licence. Mr Co(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan believes the current system of self isolation for people entering Ireland is working. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said that the Government will look at targeted Covid-19 testing at airports. The Minister acknowledged that te(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he had no idea newly appointed Minister for Agriculture, Barry Cowen had been convicted of drink driving in 2016.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he had no idea newly-appointed Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen had been convicted of drink driving in 2016. Mr(...)

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen said he was ‘profoundly sorry’ about the incident. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is “disappointed” that he only learned on Friday of a driving ban served by Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen (...)

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