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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

  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.