Barry Cowen

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Barry Cowen
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Laois–Offaly
Personal details
Born Clara, County Offaly, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Mary Cowen
Children 4
Occupation Auctioneer

Barry Cowen is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois–Offaly constituency at the 2011 general election.[2]

He is married with three children and is an auctioneer and valuer.[3] He is the brother of former Taoiseach Brian Cowen. His father Bernard Cowen was also a TD.

Before his election to Dáil Éireann, he was a member of Offaly County Council for the Tullamore electoral area from 1991.[2]

He was the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection from April 2011 to July 2012. In July 2012, he was appointed as party spokesperson on Environment and Local Government.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mr. Barry Cowen". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Barry Cowen". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Barry Cowen". Fianna Fáil website. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

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Preceded by
Brian Cowen
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Laois–Offaly