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Mary Theresa Lowndes: Why do we always have to have a...

Is everyone perfect? No they are not. Does everyone make mistakes? Yes they do. Did I ever make a mistake? Yes I did and...

Barry Cowen sacked as Minister for Agriculture following drink-driving controversy

Offaly TD Barry Cowen has been sensationally sacked as Minister for Agriculture by Taoiseach Micheal Martin tonight following the controversy surrounding his drink driving...

New Government cabinet announced – but no Laois involvement

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has unveiled his new Government cabinet, an historical appointment that sees six ministerial positions for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and...

ELECTED: Barry Cowen takes second seat in Laois-Offaly to continue family...

Fianna Fail's Barry Cowen has been re-elected to the Dail on the 8th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency following the distribution of the votes...

Cowen labels Sinn Fein vote a ‘costly punt’ by voters

Laois-Offaly Fianna Fail candidate Barry Cowen has labelled the huge surge in Sinn Fein support as a 'costly punt'. Mr Cowen, who is well placed...

Pundit Ivan Yates predicts three Fianna Fáil seats for Laois-Offaly

Pulling no punches and certainly not hedging his bets the former bookie and Fine Gael TD and Minister Ivan Yates has  predicted that his...

Election Memories: FF leave seat behind them as Sinn Féin make...

Although joined at the hip since the birth of the nation Laois-Offaly were separated for the first time for general election purposes in 2016. Previously,...

Brian Cowen’s influence still strong as Fianna Fáil launch Laois-Offaly campaign...

It may be 13 years since Brian Cowen last fought a General Election but the former Taoiseach's standing among the Fianna Fáil ranks in...

Resources for tacking drug use in Laois ‘neglected’ as Garda numbers...

Fianna Fáil TD, Barry Cowen, said resources in Laois and Offaly aimed at tackling drug use has been neglected as the drug unit in...

Number of non-specialist consultants in Midlands is ‘life or death’

Fianna Fail TD for Offaly Barry Cowen has expressed concern at the number of non-specialised consultants working in the Midlands Health Services. A parliamentary response...

Cowen selected again in Offaly as Fianna Fail look towards General...

Fianna Fail members in Offaly have chosen Barry Cowen to represent the party once again in the next General Election following their Selection Convention...

Five candidates in the mix as Fianna Fail to select General...

Fianna Fail members in Offaly will have five candidates to choose from at the General Election Selection Convention which is being held in Tullamore...