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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Laois-Offaly
  • Left the Dáil on 25 February 2011 — did not stand for re-election

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Advice to Dissolve Dáil: Announcement (1 Feb 2011)

“Mar a dúirt mé inné, níl sé i gceist agam seasamh don Dáil sa toghchán atá ag teacht. Is le meas agus le buíochas a sheasaim romhaibh inniu, le meas ar an obair a dhéantar sa Dáil agus orthu siúd a dhéanann an obair sin agus le buíochas don tacaíocht agus cairdeas a tugadh dom le linn mo 27 bliain anseo. Thosaigh mé sa Dáil sa bhliain 1984, tar éis báis m'athair. I rith...”

Written Answers — Passport Applications: Passport Applications (27 Jan 2011)

“On 21 January, 2011, the applicant wrote to the Department to cancel his application. This has been done and passport fee is being refunded. The Passports Act, 2008 requires, inter alia, that before issuing a passport to a person, the Minister for Foreign Affairs shall be satisfied as to the identity of the person. Documentary proofs in respect of identity are required for all passport...”

Written Answers — Proposed Legislation: Proposed Legislation (26 Jan 2011)

“No legislation is being contemplated or proposed within my Department at present.”

More of Brian Cowen's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 257 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 4 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 9 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 2620 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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