Brian Cowen

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Brian Cowen
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Brian Cowen
Taoiseach
In office
7 May 2008 – 9 March 2011
President Mary McAleese
Tánaiste Mary Coughlan
Preceded by Bertie Ahern
Succeeded by Enda Kenny
Tánaiste
In office
14 June 2007 – 7 May 2008
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Preceded by Michael McDowell
Succeeded by Mary Coughlan
Minister for Finance
In office
29 September 2004 – 7 May 2008
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Preceded by Charlie McCreevy
Succeeded by Brian Lenihan, Jnr
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
27 January 2000 – 29 September 2004
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Preceded by David Andrews
Succeeded by Dermot Ahern
Minister for Health and Children
Minister for Health (1997)
In office
26 June 1997 – 27 January 2000
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Preceded by Michael Noonan
Succeeded by Micheál Martin
Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications
In office
22 January 1993 – 15 December 1994
Taoiseach Albert Reynolds
Preceded by Charlie McCreevy
Succeeded by Michael Lowry
Minister for Energy
In office
12 January 1993 – 22 January 1994
Taoiseach Albert Reynolds
Preceded by Albert Reynolds
Succeeded by Charlie McCreevy
Minister for Labour
In office
11 February 1992 – 12 January 1993
Taoiseach Albert Reynolds
Preceded by Michael O'Kennedy
Succeeded by Mervyn Taylor
Teachta Dála for Laois-Offaly
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 June 1984
Preceded by Bernard Cowen
Personal details
Born 10 January 1960
Tullamore, Republic of Ireland.
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Mary Molloy
Children 2
Alma mater Cistercian College, Roscrea
University College Dublin

Brian Cowen (born 10 January 1960) was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Republic of Ireland. He became the taoiseach on 7 May 2008, after Bertie Ahern, he resigned after losing a general election on 9 March 2011. He was the leader of a political party called Fianna Fáil.[1] They were in a coalition government with the Green Party and the Progressive Democrats. Independent TDs (Irish members of parliament) also support his government.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Cowen 'excited but daunted' by new post". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 2008-04-09. http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0409/fiannafail.html. Retrieved 2008-05-16.