Barry Cowen, Spokesperson on Environment and Local Government

Barry Cowen

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Grand Canal House

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Personal Details

Barry is married to Mary and has four children Gemma, Lorcan, Eoin, and Aoibhe. He works as an auctioneer and valuer.

Local News

Irish Water Runaway Train Must Be Stopped – Cowen

Latest revelations reinforce call for suspension of Water Charges Read More | Share

What did Minister Kelly Speak to Irish Water CEO About? – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment, Barry Cowen TD, has called on the Minister for Environment to reveal what was discussed at his meeting with Irish Water CEO John Tierney today Read More | Share

Do Minister’s Comments Reflect Govt Acceptance of Irish Water Bonus Culture

Minister Damien English says bonus system 'fine by him' Read More | Share

Irish Water bonus regime cannot be tolerated – Cowen

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment Barry Cowen has called for an urgent response from Environment Minister Alan Kelly following this afternoon's exposure of Irish Water's outrageous bonus scheme and the revelation that top executives at the troubled quango will be eligible for up to 19% bonuses. The revelations came in today's RTÉ's This Week programme. Read More | Share

Govt Must Reconsider its Approach to Management of Irish Water

Farce after farce leading to more and more public anger Read More | Share

How Many Families Will Receive no Water Charges Reliefs - Cowen

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment, Barry Cowen TD, has called on the Minister for Environment to outline just how many lower income families will gain nothing from the Irish Water tax reliefs and allowances announced in yesterday’s budget. Read More | Share

Government has Learned Nothing and Forgotten Nothing About Housing – Cowen

Rolling back planning laws and failing to provide for renters shows no lessons learned Read More | Share

Working Families Lose Out in Budget’s Water Tax Reliefs – Cowen

Confusing messages from Govt will not mask reality for working families Read More | Share

Proposed Water Tax Reliefs Won’t Go Far Enough – Cowen

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment, Barry Cowen TD, has reacted to leaks in today’s papers suggesting that those on the fuel allowance and the long-term unemployed will receive a rebate of €100 off their water bills. Read More | Share

New Sinn Féin Policy Calls for Privatisation of Irish Water– Cowen

“Equity investment” in Irish Water is just privatisation by another name Read More | Share

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Political Record

Appointed Frontbench Spokesperson on Environment and Local Government, July 2012

Appointed Frontbench Spokesperson on Social Protection, March 2011

Member of Offaly Co. Co. 1991 - 2011

Chairman of Offaly Co. Co. 2000 - 2001

Member of Offaly VEC

Chairperson of Offaly VEC 2002 - 2003

Member of Co. Offaly Enterprise Board

Member of the Board of Management of Ard Scoil Chiráin, Clara

Member of G.A.A.