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Brian Cowen
Brian Cowen in Philadelphia
Personal details
Born 10 January 1960

Brian Cowen (born 10 January 1960) is a former Irish politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 7 May 2008 to 9 March 2011. He was head of a coalition government led by Fianna Fáil which until 23 January 2011 had the support of the Green Party and independent TDs.

Early lifeEdit

Brian Cowen was born in Tullamore, County Offaly on 10 January 1960.

GovernmentEdit

The following government was led by Cowen:

Preceded by
Bertie Ahern
Leader of Fianna Fáil
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Micheál Martin
Preceded by
Bertie Ahern
Taoiseach
1997–2008
Succeeded by
Enda Kenny