The Summer 2008 Edition of “The Nation – the official magazine of Fianna Fail- The Republican Party” . Issued a few months before the Bank Guarantee it has a main article by the Taoiseach Brian Cowen, profiles of the Fianna Fail Cabinet members, internal party news and tributes to the Late Seamus Brennan and Patrick Hillery. I’ve scanned it in pdf format, available here
Summer 2008 Edition of “The Nation – the official magazine of Fianna Fail- The Republican Party” August 3, 2017
To mark the second anniversary of the Bank Guarantee The Irish Daily Star produced a set of playing cards with quotes from many involved in The Crash. Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, Sean Dunne, Patrick Honohan, David Drumm, Patrick Neary are among the many included. A reminder of the time.
Many thanks to the sender
“Greyhound Supporters -Remember Your Friends -They Need Your Votes” -from the 1989 and 1992 General Elections January 4, 2012
From the 1989 and 1992 General Elections , ads sponsored by Seamus Mulvaney urging Greyhound Supporters to remember their Friends when they voted.
Amongst the friends were Brian Cowen, Frank Fahey, Michael O’Kennedy and Ned O’Keefe. Indeed all the friends listed were Fianna Fail TDs or Ministers.
Brian Cowen and Bertie Aherns speeches to the 2005 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis September 14, 2011
I dug these up and uploaded to youtube. Brian Cowen and Bertie Aherns speeches to the 2005 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis in Killarney. Different times …..
A Fianna Fail video promoting the 2005 budget.
A Brian Cowen Cardboard Cutout Face Mask June 10, 2011
Was sent this recently, a cardboard Brian Cowen face mask. These were very common at protests and the like during his term as Taoiseach. A piece of cardboard with a stick taped on the back.
Am waiting for the right fancy dress party…….
Possibly the only piece of Election material from 2011 with a message from Brian Cowen. A leaflet “Offaly News” from his brother, Fianna Fail Laois Offaly candidate Barry Cowen.
In the leaflet we get details of all the good things Offaly got as well as “The Truth” about various items.
For “The Bank Guarantee -The Truth”
We get the justification of the guarantee, a quote from Patrick Honohan and then the punchline……
“The State has already earned €1 billion for guarantee fees in less than two years.”