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Barry Cowen concluded : “Minister Ryan needs to clearly explain why this process has been expedited, what if any consultation his Department has had with stakeholders in the region, and what plans the Department have for the people of the Midlands who have been seeking and want to provide alternatives which will secure jobs and communities in the region,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “Minister Ryan needs to clearly explain why this process has been expedited, what if any consultation his Department has had with stakeholders in the region, and what plans the Department have for the people of the Midlands who have been seeking and want to provide alternatives which will secure jobs and communities in the region,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “I want to wish our publicans well. This is the fourth reopening date they have received. I have no doubt the safety of their customers, staff, and wider communities will be to the fore of their reopening plans,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “The Government have agreed with local businesses, communities and their public representatives that targeted initiatives and funding will be forthcoming and announced in coming days to help and indeed regain the solidarity amongst us all that is needed to protect public health while assisting the potential of local economies to respond to these changes,” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “We need to see a ramp-up of Government support for the midlands. According to the Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn at least 60 cases are due to be announced today associated with Laois, Offaly, and Kildare. It is vital we see urgent intervention to tackle this localised outbreak of COVID-19,” External link

offalyexpress Friday, August 7, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “This is a €40m project which will provide West Offaly with 250 construction jobs and a further 150 jobs in the operation of the plant. My intention in supporting and highlighting this project has always been in assisting the creation of jobs in my constituency and also helping to improve the family farm incomes,” External link

offalyindependent Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “That is my overriding ambition as a representative of theirs,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “to my utter dismay and disbelief” “The committee concluded, it would appear, that the proposed project is not an appropriate project for approval,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 3, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen commented : “The decision by Offaly County Council to grant planning is a positive one. This is a €40m project which will provide West Offaly with 250 construction jobs and a further 150 jobs in the operation of the plant. The meat processing plant offers a unique and welcome opportunity to create jobs. People do not need to be reminded of the devastating impact of job losses in the region from Bord Na Mona and the ESB plants recently” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen stated : “In the last 12/18 months, I worked with investors led by Hong Kong National and Investment Company to identify a site and to progress a planning application for a meat processing plant at Banagher. From a planning perspective, the location of Banagher Chilling on a site previously used as an abattoir in addition to strict assessment by planning department of Offaly County Council, who granted planning offers a unique and welcome opportunity to create jobs in Offaly, provide direct access/route to markets in Asia and increase competition in the beef industry raising the potential to improve price for producers, thus helping to boost incomes for farm families” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “The Local Authority, the support of the community, assistance from the Department of Agriculture, Bord Bia, and others have backed this project. Yet, a nameless committee deciding on an IIP application has brought the entire project into doubt. This decision needs to be reconsidered and their decision process outlined in full,” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “The Local Authority, the support of the community, assistance from the Department of Agriculture, Bord Bia, and others have backed this project. Yet, a nameless committee deciding on an IIP application has brought the entire project into doubt. This decision needs to be reconsidered and their decision process outlined in full,” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “The Taoiseach informed me this evening by phone that he was removing me from office as Minister for Agriculture. I am both surprised and disappointed with this decision,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : "Previously I furnished the Taoiseach with all the facts about my drink driving conviction and the story that the Sunday Times proposed to publish about my alleged evasion of a Garda check point. " External link

irishexaminer Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "Unfortunately, the decision of the Taoiseach to remove me from office, when he supported me this afternoon in the Dáil, has undermined and potentially prejudiced my entitlement to fair process," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said ( about Micheal Martin ) : “FF is bigger than me. It’s definitely bigger than [Micheál] Martin. I have apologised for my actions. I made a stupid mistake but I did not do what they have accused me of,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "Ten days ago and this afternoon, the Taoiseach believed my failure of 2016 didn't warrant my removal from office but he now appears to have changed his mind based on a Pulse file I gave him this morning," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “Previously I furnished the Taoiseach with all the facts about my drink driving conviction and the story that the Sunday Times proposed to publish about my alleged evasion of a Garda check point” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “It is important to re-emphasise that report was leaked in contravention of the protections that I and every other citizen is entitled to expect in respect of their interaction with the Gardai,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “Unfortunately, the decision of the Taoiseach to remove me from office, when he supported me this afternoon in the Dáil, has undermined and potentially prejudiced my entitlement to fair process,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “Unfortunately, the decision of the Taoiseach to remove me from office, when he supported me this afternoon in the Dáil, has undermined and potentially prejudiced my entitlement to fair process,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "The Taoiseach informed me this evening by phone that he was removing me from office as Minister for Agriculture. " External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen added ( about Data Protection Act ) : “On being informed of its existence [of an allegedly incorrect Garda record] I sought a copy of this incorrect record and am taking steps under the Data Protection Act to have it corrected,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “The Sunday Times has today published an article referring to an incorrect Garda record dealing with the incident which occurred on 18 September 2016 despite the fact that my solicitors wrote to the newspaper in advance of publication,” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said ( about Data Protection Act ) : “The Sunday Times has today published an article referring to an incorrect Garda record dealing with the incident which occurred on 18 September 2016… I did not evade, or attempt to evade, a Garda. Such an act would constitute a serious criminal offence and I was not charged with such an offence. On being informed of its existence I sought a copy of this incorrect record and am taking steps under the Data Protection Act to have it corrected,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “It is clear to me from my discussions this week that, while there are big challenges ahead, there are also significant opportunities that we can seek to benefit from. I am very optimistic about the sector’s prospects, and I firmly believe that we should approach the future with confidence,” External link

agriland Friday, July 10, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “I was very glad to have the opportunity today to establish contact with Commissioner Hogan and with Minister Poots. Brexit was, of course, a common theme of both discussions. I had a very useful exchange with Commissioner Hogan on the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations, and took the opportunity to reiterate Ireland’s agri-food and fisheries concerns, including in relation to the potential economic impact post-December 2020, regardless of the outcome of the negotiations. "Similarly, my conversation with Minister Poots was very constructive, and covered North-South trading arrangements post-Brexit, implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol and the prospects for the wider EU-UK discussions on the future relationship” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen told : “It is a source of deep regret,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : "There's been some speculation about how someone of my age could be driving on either a learner permit or provisional licence. The fact is that before the recent and proper reforms of the system it was not uncommon for people of all ages and level of experience to drive on either a provisional or learner permit. However, this was bad practice and I clearly should have regularised my practice and I clearly should regularised my position much sooner. " External link

todayfm Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "My decision in September 2016 to drive home after consuming any alcohol was a stupid, stupid mistake. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "a constant drip feed of new information can be damaging and destabilising" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen added : "My decision in September 2016 to drive home after consuming any alcohol was a stupid, stupid mistake. It never happened before September 18, 2016 and it has never happened since," External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “there has been considerable progress made in rebuilding fish stocks in recent years under the framework of the Common Fisheries Policy thanks to the efforts made by the fishing sector itself in particular and other stakeholders. However, I made clear that we face serious issues involving our quotas shares and access to UK waters as the negotiations with the UK on a new fisheries agreement continue. I emphasised that Ireland, as an island nation, is committed to protecting the interests of our fishing industry and will continue to work constructively to meet the challenges that will undoubtedly arise over the coming weeks and months” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “He’s making a steady recovery, thankfully” External link

irishmirror Monday, June 29, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “he’s making a steady recovery, thankfully” External link

thejournal Monday, June 29, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "The Government and the Taoiseach have said on numerous occasions, especially at the time when the roadmap for reopening was published, that it is a living document and is open to change," External link

RTERadio Monday, May 25, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "The Government and the Taoiseach have said on numerous occasions, especially at the time when the roadmap for reopening was published, that it is a living document and is open to change," External link

RTERadio Monday, May 25, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "The Government and the Taoiseach have said on numerous occasions, especially at the time when the roadmap for reopening was published, that it is a living document and is open to change," External link

RTERadio Monday, May 25, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “No doubt they will say they had to have an alternative plan, whether that is credible or not is another thing altogether,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “I understand maintaining our food supply chains is an essential service, but the health and concerns of employees must be to the forefront of these protocols,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "All in all this is a very significant investment in our community which has huge potential. Having received community endorsement in the recent election, I will now work with Frank, Ken and others to ensure the masterplan is part of our national recovery as we move beyond our present difficulties," External link

offalyexpress Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "I don't believe 22pc of the vote is a vote of confidence in our ability to govern," "I don't believe losing a few seats is an indication of success. [Sinn Fein] need to take their ambition seriously now and ensure we get a government from the Left" External link

herald-ie Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “The outgoing Fine Gael-led government have demonstrated a complete lack of urgency to help the employees, families and communities affected by the proposed closure of the ESB power stations in Lanesboro and Shannonbridge, and the further risk to hundreds of jobs at Bord na Móna,” External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "First all can I express my deep appreciation and the appreciation of my sister-in-law Mary and her children, Maeve and Sinead, for the good wishes and sentiments expressed from the previous speakers here tonight, the general membership, and most importantly, the general public, in the last few days. " External link

offalyexpress Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : "His best wishes are returned to you and he wanted to pay tribute and thank you for those wishes and the prayers and all the sentiments that have been expressed to him and his extended family, and we thank you sincerely for that," External link

offalyexpress Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “This is yet another example of the Midlands being an afterthought. It’s not good enough and must be addressed as soon as possible. The Minister for Communications and the Minister for Finance must come together and explain why they are unwilling to provide a legal guarantee that these funds will be invested in supporting Bord na Móna workers into the future,” External link

offalyexpress Monday, January 6, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "These figures are absolutely shocking, but what makes it worse is the fact that two years ago these figures stood at 17% and 42.1% respectively. “So we see a drop in turnaround times of 11% when it comes to meeting the 20-minute target and 15% with the 30-minute target. This is in less than two years and despite the fact that the HSE budget has never been as big. " External link

offalyexpress Monday, November 25, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “The government has committed every future government for decades to this broadband plan. The next government will need to give Granahan McCourt over €1 billion to fund this project. Despite this, the current one has not put forward any credible plan for how it intends to pay for the National Broadband Plan beyond next year. They have serious questions to answer,” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “Communities need to trust the Government’s commitments and promises - this will only happen on delivery” External link

offalyexpress Monday, November 11, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : "Changes should be made to ensure that all new or refurbished schools are provided with a special needs base. If we are truly committed to an inclusive education system, it needs to be in all schools, not just those who are willing," External link

offalyindependent Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : "Changes should be made to ensure that all new or refurbished schools are provided with a special needs base. If we are truly committed to an inclusive education system, it needs to be in all schools, not just those who are willing," External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesman22.22%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
housing spokesman20.24%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
housing spokesperson13.89%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
spokesperson13.89%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
environment spokesperson4.37%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
deputy5.95%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
environment spokesman16.27%EN04/16/201716/04/2017
spokesman for housing planning and government0.40%EN07/11/201611/07/2016
local government spokesman0.40%EN07/06/201606/07/2016
committee member0.40%EN06/15/201615/06/2016
spokesperson for housing and planning1.98%EN05/23/201623/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Barry CowenEN89.22%
Barry CowenSV10.78%


 
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Conor Lenihan said ( about Barry Cowen ) : "Quite clearly, one way or the other, if the Taoiseach didn't know that this was on the record with regard to Mr Cowen, then clearly something must be amiss or wrong with the vetting procedure itself" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Catherine Martin said ( about Barry Cowen ) : “more clarity was needed on the issue of Cowen’s drink driving offence” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Danny Healy-Rae said ( about Barry Cowen ) : “Yesterday morning [Tuesday, July 14] I just knew it in myself what was going to happen. There were more politicians speaking up about it. It seemed like they would never stop asking for clarity, for more questioning of Cowen,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Micheal Martin told ( about Barry Cowen ) : "I wish to announce for the information of the Dail (parliament) that the president, on my advice, this evening terminated the appointment of Deputy Barry Cowen as a member of the government," External link

wsau Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Martin said ( about Barry Cowen ) : “This decision has created a situation where legitimate doubts and additional questions are being raised, and Government colleagues are expected to address these. This is simply untenable,” “It is my view that Minister Cowen had an obligation to come before the House. It is also my view that this issue is damaging to the ongoing work of Government,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Ryan said ( about Barry Cowen ) : "I'd imagine [Mr Cowen] will answer them in the coming days and weeks. There needs to be further clarity," External link

RTERadio Monday, July 13, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Thomas Byrne told ( about Barry Cowen ) : “I’m on good terms with Barry Cowen, I remain on good terms with Barry Cowen, I’m happy to speak for him now,” External link

thejournal Monday, July 13, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Thomas Byrne said ( about Barry Cowen ) : “My position on this, and I have been very clear on this – we live in a country of laws, we live by the rule of law – if you break the law, you get punished. And I think that’s exactly what happened Barry Cowen in this particular situation. He got punished for breaking the law,” External link

thejournal Monday, July 13, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Oliver Callan says ( about Barry Cowen ) : “Barry Cowen has already been a great figure for us and Agriculture is the ideal place for him,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

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Barry Cowen concluded : “Minister Ryan needs to clearly explain why this process has been expedited, what if any consultation his Department has had with stakeholders in the region, and what plans the Department have for the people of the Midlands who have been seeking and want to provide alternatives which will secure jobs and communities in the region,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “Minister Ryan needs to clearly explain why this process has been expedited, what if any consultation his Department has had with stakeholders in the region, and what plans the Department have for the people of the Midlands who have been seeking and want to provide alternatives which will secure jobs and communities in the region,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “I want to wish our publicans well. This is the fourth reopening date they have received. I have no doubt the safety of their customers, staff, and wider communities will be to the fore of their reopening plans,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “The Government have agreed with local businesses, communities and their public representatives that targeted initiatives and funding will be forthcoming and announced in coming days to help and indeed regain the solidarity amongst us all that is needed to protect public health while assisting the potential of local economies to respond to these changes,” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “We need to see a ramp-up of Government support for the midlands. According to the Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn at least 60 cases are due to be announced today associated with Laois, Offaly, and Kildare. It is vital we see urgent intervention to tackle this localised outbreak of COVID-19,” External link

offalyexpress Friday, August 7, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “This is a €40m project which will provide West Offaly with 250 construction jobs and a further 150 jobs in the operation of the plant. My intention in supporting and highlighting this project has always been in assisting the creation of jobs in my constituency and also helping to improve the family farm incomes,” External link

offalyindependent Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “That is my overriding ambition as a representative of theirs,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “to my utter dismay and disbelief” “The committee concluded, it would appear, that the proposed project is not an appropriate project for approval,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 3, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen commented : “The decision by Offaly County Council to grant planning is a positive one. This is a €40m project which will provide West Offaly with 250 construction jobs and a further 150 jobs in the operation of the plant. The meat processing plant offers a unique and welcome opportunity to create jobs. People do not need to be reminded of the devastating impact of job losses in the region from Bord Na Mona and the ESB plants recently” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen stated : “In the last 12/18 months, I worked with investors led by Hong Kong National and Investment Company to identify a site and to progress a planning application for a meat processing plant at Banagher. From a planning perspective, the location of Banagher Chilling on a site previously used as an abattoir in addition to strict assessment by planning department of Offaly County Council, who granted planning offers a unique and welcome opportunity to create jobs in Offaly, provide direct access/route to markets in Asia and increase competition in the beef industry raising the potential to improve price for producers, thus helping to boost incomes for farm families” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “The Local Authority, the support of the community, assistance from the Department of Agriculture, Bord Bia, and others have backed this project. Yet, a nameless committee deciding on an IIP application has brought the entire project into doubt. This decision needs to be reconsidered and their decision process outlined in full,” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “The Local Authority, the support of the community, assistance from the Department of Agriculture, Bord Bia, and others have backed this project. Yet, a nameless committee deciding on an IIP application has brought the entire project into doubt. This decision needs to be reconsidered and their decision process outlined in full,” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “The Taoiseach informed me this evening by phone that he was removing me from office as Minister for Agriculture. I am both surprised and disappointed with this decision,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : "Previously I furnished the Taoiseach with all the facts about my drink driving conviction and the story that the Sunday Times proposed to publish about my alleged evasion of a Garda check point. " External link

irishexaminer Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "Unfortunately, the decision of the Taoiseach to remove me from office, when he supported me this afternoon in the Dáil, has undermined and potentially prejudiced my entitlement to fair process," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said ( about Micheal Martin ) : “FF is bigger than me. It’s definitely bigger than [Micheál] Martin. I have apologised for my actions. I made a stupid mistake but I did not do what they have accused me of,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "Ten days ago and this afternoon, the Taoiseach believed my failure of 2016 didn't warrant my removal from office but he now appears to have changed his mind based on a Pulse file I gave him this morning," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “Previously I furnished the Taoiseach with all the facts about my drink driving conviction and the story that the Sunday Times proposed to publish about my alleged evasion of a Garda check point” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “It is important to re-emphasise that report was leaked in contravention of the protections that I and every other citizen is entitled to expect in respect of their interaction with the Gardai,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “Unfortunately, the decision of the Taoiseach to remove me from office, when he supported me this afternoon in the Dáil, has undermined and potentially prejudiced my entitlement to fair process,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “Unfortunately, the decision of the Taoiseach to remove me from office, when he supported me this afternoon in the Dáil, has undermined and potentially prejudiced my entitlement to fair process,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "The Taoiseach informed me this evening by phone that he was removing me from office as Minister for Agriculture. " External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen added ( about Data Protection Act ) : “On being informed of its existence [of an allegedly incorrect Garda record] I sought a copy of this incorrect record and am taking steps under the Data Protection Act to have it corrected,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “The Sunday Times has today published an article referring to an incorrect Garda record dealing with the incident which occurred on 18 September 2016 despite the fact that my solicitors wrote to the newspaper in advance of publication,” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said ( about Data Protection Act ) : “The Sunday Times has today published an article referring to an incorrect Garda record dealing with the incident which occurred on 18 September 2016… I did not evade, or attempt to evade, a Garda. Such an act would constitute a serious criminal offence and I was not charged with such an offence. On being informed of its existence I sought a copy of this incorrect record and am taking steps under the Data Protection Act to have it corrected,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “It is clear to me from my discussions this week that, while there are big challenges ahead, there are also significant opportunities that we can seek to benefit from. I am very optimistic about the sector’s prospects, and I firmly believe that we should approach the future with confidence,” External link

agriland Friday, July 10, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “I was very glad to have the opportunity today to establish contact with Commissioner Hogan and with Minister Poots. Brexit was, of course, a common theme of both discussions. I had a very useful exchange with Commissioner Hogan on the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations, and took the opportunity to reiterate Ireland’s agri-food and fisheries concerns, including in relation to the potential economic impact post-December 2020, regardless of the outcome of the negotiations. "Similarly, my conversation with Minister Poots was very constructive, and covered North-South trading arrangements post-Brexit, implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol and the prospects for the wider EU-UK discussions on the future relationship” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen told : “It is a source of deep regret,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : "There's been some speculation about how someone of my age could be driving on either a learner permit or provisional licence. The fact is that before the recent and proper reforms of the system it was not uncommon for people of all ages and level of experience to drive on either a provisional or learner permit. However, this was bad practice and I clearly should have regularised my practice and I clearly should regularised my position much sooner. " External link

todayfm Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "My decision in September 2016 to drive home after consuming any alcohol was a stupid, stupid mistake. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "a constant drip feed of new information can be damaging and destabilising" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen added : "My decision in September 2016 to drive home after consuming any alcohol was a stupid, stupid mistake. It never happened before September 18, 2016 and it has never happened since," External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “there has been considerable progress made in rebuilding fish stocks in recent years under the framework of the Common Fisheries Policy thanks to the efforts made by the fishing sector itself in particular and other stakeholders. However, I made clear that we face serious issues involving our quotas shares and access to UK waters as the negotiations with the UK on a new fisheries agreement continue. I emphasised that Ireland, as an island nation, is committed to protecting the interests of our fishing industry and will continue to work constructively to meet the challenges that will undoubtedly arise over the coming weeks and months” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “He’s making a steady recovery, thankfully” External link

irishmirror Monday, June 29, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “he’s making a steady recovery, thankfully” External link

thejournal Monday, June 29, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "The Government and the Taoiseach have said on numerous occasions, especially at the time when the roadmap for reopening was published, that it is a living document and is open to change," External link

RTERadio Monday, May 25, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "The Government and the Taoiseach have said on numerous occasions, especially at the time when the roadmap for reopening was published, that it is a living document and is open to change," External link

RTERadio Monday, May 25, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "The Government and the Taoiseach have said on numerous occasions, especially at the time when the roadmap for reopening was published, that it is a living document and is open to change," External link

RTERadio Monday, May 25, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “No doubt they will say they had to have an alternative plan, whether that is credible or not is another thing altogether,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “I understand maintaining our food supply chains is an essential service, but the health and concerns of employees must be to the forefront of these protocols,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "All in all this is a very significant investment in our community which has huge potential. Having received community endorsement in the recent election, I will now work with Frank, Ken and others to ensure the masterplan is part of our national recovery as we move beyond our present difficulties," External link

offalyexpress Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "I don't believe 22pc of the vote is a vote of confidence in our ability to govern," "I don't believe losing a few seats is an indication of success. [Sinn Fein] need to take their ambition seriously now and ensure we get a government from the Left" External link

herald-ie Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen said : “The outgoing Fine Gael-led government have demonstrated a complete lack of urgency to help the employees, families and communities affected by the proposed closure of the ESB power stations in Lanesboro and Shannonbridge, and the further risk to hundreds of jobs at Bord na Móna,” External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "First all can I express my deep appreciation and the appreciation of my sister-in-law Mary and her children, Maeve and Sinead, for the good wishes and sentiments expressed from the previous speakers here tonight, the general membership, and most importantly, the general public, in the last few days. " External link

offalyexpress Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : "His best wishes are returned to you and he wanted to pay tribute and thank you for those wishes and the prayers and all the sentiments that have been expressed to him and his extended family, and we thank you sincerely for that," External link

offalyexpress Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “This is yet another example of the Midlands being an afterthought. It’s not good enough and must be addressed as soon as possible. The Minister for Communications and the Minister for Finance must come together and explain why they are unwilling to provide a legal guarantee that these funds will be invested in supporting Bord na Móna workers into the future,” External link

offalyexpress Monday, January 6, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen said : "These figures are absolutely shocking, but what makes it worse is the fact that two years ago these figures stood at 17% and 42.1% respectively. “So we see a drop in turnaround times of 11% when it comes to meeting the 20-minute target and 15% with the 30-minute target. This is in less than two years and despite the fact that the HSE budget has never been as big. " External link

offalyexpress Monday, November 25, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “The government has committed every future government for decades to this broadband plan. The next government will need to give Granahan McCourt over €1 billion to fund this project. Despite this, the current one has not put forward any credible plan for how it intends to pay for the National Broadband Plan beyond next year. They have serious questions to answer,” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : “Communities need to trust the Government’s commitments and promises - this will only happen on delivery” External link

offalyexpress Monday, November 11, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : "Changes should be made to ensure that all new or refurbished schools are provided with a special needs base. If we are truly committed to an inclusive education system, it needs to be in all schools, not just those who are willing," External link

offalyindependent Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Barry Cowen concluded : "Changes should be made to ensure that all new or refurbished schools are provided with a special needs base. If we are truly committed to an inclusive education system, it needs to be in all schools, not just those who are willing," External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesman22.22%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
housing spokesman20.24%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
housing spokesperson13.89%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
spokesperson13.89%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
environment spokesperson4.37%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
deputy5.95%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
environment spokesman16.27%EN04/16/201716/04/2017
spokesman for housing planning and government0.40%EN07/11/201611/07/2016
local government spokesman0.40%EN07/06/201606/07/2016
committee member0.40%EN06/15/201615/06/2016
spokesperson for housing and planning1.98%EN05/23/201623/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Barry CowenEN89.22%
Barry CowenSV10.78%


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Conor Lenihan said ( about Barry Cowen ) : "Quite clearly, one way or the other, if the Taoiseach didn't know that this was on the record with regard to Mr Cowen, then clearly something must be amiss or wrong with the vetting procedure itself" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Catherine Martin said ( about Barry Cowen ) : “more clarity was needed on the issue of Cowen’s drink driving offence” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Danny Healy-Rae said ( about Barry Cowen ) : “Yesterday morning [Tuesday, July 14] I just knew it in myself what was going to happen. There were more politicians speaking up about it. It seemed like they would never stop asking for clarity, for more questioning of Cowen,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Micheal Martin told ( about Barry Cowen ) : "I wish to announce for the information of the Dail (parliament) that the president, on my advice, this evening terminated the appointment of Deputy Barry Cowen as a member of the government," External link

wsau Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Martin said ( about Barry Cowen ) : “This decision has created a situation where legitimate doubts and additional questions are being raised, and Government colleagues are expected to address these. This is simply untenable,” “It is my view that Minister Cowen had an obligation to come before the House. It is also my view that this issue is damaging to the ongoing work of Government,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Ryan said ( about Barry Cowen ) : "I'd imagine [Mr Cowen] will answer them in the coming days and weeks. There needs to be further clarity," External link

RTERadio Monday, July 13, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Thomas Byrne told ( about Barry Cowen ) : “I’m on good terms with Barry Cowen, I remain on good terms with Barry Cowen, I’m happy to speak for him now,” External link

thejournal Monday, July 13, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Thomas Byrne said ( about Barry Cowen ) : “My position on this, and I have been very clear on this – we live in a country of laws, we live by the rule of law – if you break the law, you get punished. And I think that’s exactly what happened Barry Cowen in this particular situation. He got punished for breaking the law,” External link

thejournal Monday, July 13, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Oliver Callan says ( about Barry Cowen ) : “Barry Cowen has already been a great figure for us and Agriculture is the ideal place for him,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT