Barry Cowen

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This article is about an Irish politician. For other uses, see Barry Cowan.
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