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Brian Cowen

Irish Election Date Means End of Europe's Most Successful Political Party

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

The wheels finally came off when six of Brian Cowen's ministers resigned over the last 48 hours and Cowen found himself unable to replace them.

Ireland Decides to Invade the Cayman Islands "To Get Some Cash"

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rory Fitzgerald

Former US president George W. Bush said that Ireland's idea was "a good one" and that it reminded him of "the sort of thing I did while in office."

The Celtic Tiger, Declawed and Defanged

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Winship

Last year, when I spoke with David Kavanagh, the running joke was that the difference between Ireland and Iceland was one letter and six weeks. In 2009, the economy sank 7.1 percent. And as in the US, citizen anger has been vehement and vocal.

Irish PM Fights For Political Survival After 'Drunken' Radio Interview

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Irish Prime Minister is battling for his political survival following a radio interview in which he was widely judged to be the worse for wear aft...

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen Was Not Drunk, but it Doesn't Seem to Matter

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

A lot of the pent-up anger at what has happened to the Irish economy and to people's living standards seemed to coalesce around the Cowen incident.

Friday Talking Points [116] -- Is It Sausage Yet?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If nothing else comes of it, you've got to admit that the health reform movement has given a lot of people a very detailed education about the sausage-making process in Washington.

Ted Kennedy Reactions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here are reactions to Ted Kennedy's death: President Obama: Michelle and I were heartbroken to learn this morning of the death of our dear friend, S...

Ireland: Lisbon Treaty Second Referendum Date Set

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has set October 2 as the date for the country's second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, reports RTE. Irish voter...

Brian Cowen Naked: Guerilla Artist Hangs Nude Paintings Of Irish PM

RTÉ News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Who snuck nude paintings of Taoiseach Brian Cowen into two of Dublin's most prestigious museums?...

The Truth About Obama's Irish Teleprompter "Gaffe"

Telegraph UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dozens of readers emailed me to ask why I hadn't include the teleprompter mix-up at last week's St Patrick Day event in my top 10 gaffes by Barack Oba...