|Opposition Spokesperson for Housing,
Planning and Local Government
12 July 2012
|Preceded by||Niall Collins|
|Opposition Spokesperson for Social Protection|
9 March 2011 – 12 July 2012
|Preceded by||Michael Ring|
|Succeeded by||Willie O'Dea|
February 2011 – February 2016
|Born||Barry Gerard Cowen
2 September 1963
Clara, Offaly, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Alma mater||NUI Galway|
Barry Gerard Cowen (born 2 September 1963) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Offaly constituency since the 2016 general election. He previously sat as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois-Offaly constituency from 2011 to 2016.
He is married with four children and is a full time politician. He is the brother of former Taoiseach Brian Cowen. His father Bernard Cowen was also a TD. His grandfather Christy Cowen was an Offaly County Councillor and a member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive. Another relation, Ernest Cowan, was also a member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive having been elected to its Committee of 15.
- "Barry Cowen". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- "Mr. Barry Cowen". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- "Barry Cowen". Fianna Fáil website. Archived from the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- McGee, Harry (12 March 2016). "Fianna Fáil's negotiating team for government talks revealed". The Irish Times.
|Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Laois–Offaly