Barry Cowen TD

TD for Offaly.

Meet Barry

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

Barry has been appointed to numerous positions including, but not limited to, Frontbench Spokesperson on Environment and Local Government in July 2012 and Frontbench Spokesperson on Social Protection in March 2011. He was a member of Offaly County Council between 1991 and 2011 and acted as Chairman of Offaly County Council from 2000 to 2001. Barry was also Chairperson of Offaly VEC between 2002 and 2003. Other positions include being a former member of the Offaly Enterprise Board, a member of the Board of Management of Ard Scoil Chiráin, Clara along with being a member of the GAA.

Latest News from Barry


Deputy Cowen welcomes Just Transition commissioner engagement with peat harvesting contractors  


Cowen ensures funding is secured to compensate Offaly for loss of rates revenue following closure of ESB power stations 


Cowen welcomes commitment to see pubs fully reopen on Sept 21st


Efforts in Laois and Offaly have worked to stabilise COVID-19 outbreaks – Cowen       

Get in touch with Barry

For any issues, contact Barry’s office by email or telephone.

Constituency Office

Patrick Street,
Co. Offaly

Phone: 057 9321976