Search Results for 'Brian Cowen'

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Planning, manoeuvring and strategic thinking in political circles

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Hello to the Mayo Advertiser readers.

Will any Galway West TD be a minister after Election 2016?

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The Government formed in the wake of the 2011 General Election was the first in 30 years to be without a TD from Galway West amongst its ministerial or junior ministerial ranks. Indeed, since the demotion of Ciarán Cannon in the 2014 reshuffle, neither Galway constituency – which between them had elected six government deputies in 2011 – has been represented at the top table of Irish politics.

Do betting odds reflect the political reality in Galway West?

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Insider always raises an eyebrow when bookies issue their odds on election betting - who’s a favourite, who’s not, etc - indeed, one of Ireland’s well known bookies gets RED C to carry out polling for it regularly, hence the odds that bookmaker offers reflects the results of the polls.

New film recreates fateful night of bank guarantee

A new film which recreates the events leading up to the fateful night of September 29, 2008, when the Irish government guaranteed the entire domestic banking system and unwittingly started one of the most expensive bank rescues in history, is to be screened as part of a special live event at Mayo Movie World in Castlebar on Thursday evening.

No Claregalway Relief Road - what is Noel Grealish to do?

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Back in 2008, an article gracing the pages of this newspaper appraised scepticism surrounding the ability of Galway West TD Noel Grealish to “land the big road” as promised prior to the General Election of the previous year.


ON THE night of September 29 2008, the then Taoiseach Brian Cowen and minister for finance Brain Lenihan decided to guarantee Ireland’s banks – to the tune of €440 billion.

Fianna Fáil - the greatest comeback since Lazarus?

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Over recent weeks, despite the happy distraction of the St Patrick’s Day festivities and the Easter break, Insider has detected a sense of worry in people’s demeanour created by a largely unexpected development that has truly shaken them out of any complacency.

Fahey delighted with six figure settlement after taking libel action against publishers of Mail newspapers

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Former Galway West TD Frank Fahey has been granted a substantial six-figure sum in a settlement with the publishers of the Irish Daily Mail and the Mail On Sunday.

Austerity must be from the top down

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The coming Budget on December 5 is proposed to be the most severe ever imposed on the Irish people and the effect it will have on Government services Insider can only imagine.

An Taoiseach’s travel spend exceeds Cowen’s

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s government’s travel spend has exceeded Brian Cowen’s by one third since assuming office.


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