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Brian Ó Comhain 
Polaiteoir Éireannach Iar. | Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a former Taoiseach of Ireland.
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Is polaiteoir Éireannach agus iarTheachta Dála é Brian Ó Comhain (10 Eanáir, 1960 a rugadh é). Ba é an 11ú Taoiseach (ceann Rialtais na hÉireann) ó 7 Bealtaine 2008 go dtí 9 Márta 2011.

 

Ó Mheán Fómhair 2004 bhí sé ina Aire Airgeadais, roimhe seo b'é an tAire Gnóthaí Eachtracha. Ar an 9 Aibreán 2008 d'éirigh sé ina cheannaire ar an bpáirtí Fianna Fáil. Tánaiste ab ea é ón 14 Meitheamh 2007 go dtí gur toghadh é mar Thaoiseach. Ar an 22 Eanáir 2011 d'éirigh sé as mar cheannaire Fhianna Fáil ag lua cainteanna a bhí aige lena mhuintir agus le polaiteoirí eile mar chúis leis.

 

Rugadh sa Tulach Mhór, Co. Uíbh Fhailí é. D'fhás sé aníos i gClóirtheach, Co. Uíbh Fhailí.

 

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Toghadh Brian Ó Comhain don Dáil don chéad uair i 1984 tar éis bháis a athar, a bhí ina TD sa dáilcheantar céanna. Ní raibh sé ach 24 bliain d'aois ag an am. Fuair an Teachta Ó Comhain 26,022 vótaí ina chéad toghchán i 1984, rud nach ndearna sé arís ó shin.

 

Nuair a toghadh é mar Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil in Aibreán 2008, thug sé cuid mhaith dá óráid i nGaeilge:

 

"I dtosach báire, ba mhaith liom labhairt i mo theanga dhúchais. Is mór an onóir dom ceannaireacht an pháirtí a ghlacadh agus táim fíor-bhuíoch do mo chomhpholaiteóirí, mo chairde, a roghnaigh mé don post fíor-thábhachtach seo.
Ó bhíos ar scoil, tá grá agam don teanga agus tá sé ar intinn agam gach tacaíocht a thabhairt do fhorbairt na Gaoluinne amach anseo. Cé nach féidir linn go léir ár dteanga a labhairt go líofa, táim cinnte go bhfuilimid báúil di. De bhárr go bhfuil cónaí orainn ar oileán atá ar imeall na hEorpa, níl brú orainn Gaoluinn a labhairt. Dá mbeimís lonnaithe i lár na hEorpa táim cinnte go mbeadh Gaoluinn már chéad teanga againn mar bheimís ag éisteacht le teangacha éagsúla agus in iomaíocht leo.
Is cuid dár gcultúr dár n-oidhreacht, dár bhféinionannas í, ár dteanga agus caithimidne, baill Fhianna Fáil, tréan-iarracht a dhéanamh chun Gaoluinn a chur chun cinn.
Sar i bhfad beimid ag plé Chonradh Liospóin agus tá sé de dhualgas orainn teanga bhinn ár sinsear a fhorbairt agus féin-aitheantas mhuintir na hÉireann a chothú.
Sé atá á mholadh agam ná stádas na teanga a ardú agus sochaí na tíre a spreagadh agus a ghríosadh chun cuspóirí ár sinsear a bhaint amach."

 

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Brian Cowen (born 10 January 1960) is a former Irish politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 7 May 2008 to 9 March 2011. He was head of a coalition government led by Fianna Fáil which until 23 January 2011 had the support of the Green Party and independent TDs.

 

Cowen was also leader of Fianna Fáil from 7 May 2008 until 22 January 2011, when he resigned under political pressure after a failed and highly controversial attempt at a cabinet reshuffle.

 

He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois–Offaly constituency from 1984 to 2011. He previously served as Minister for Labour (1992–93), Minister for Energy (1993), Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications (1993–94), Minister for Health (1997–2000), Minister for Foreign Affairs (2000–04) and Minister for Finance (2004–08) and also as Tánaiste (2007–08). He became leader of Fianna Fáil on the resignation of Bertie Ahern. On 7 May 2008, following the resignation of Ahern as Taoiseach, Cowen was nominated by Dáil Éireann to replace him and was appointed by the President later that day.

 

Cowen's administration coincided with the Irish financial and banking crises. He has received substantial criticism for his failure to stem the tide of either crisis, ultimately culminating in his government's formal request for financial rescue from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, widely seen in Ireland as a national humiliation. Cowen has brought record low levels of public support for Fianna Fáil, his government, and the Taoiseach himself. With approval at 8 percent by the time the 30th Dáil was dissolved, he was the least popular incumbent politician in the history of Irish opinion polling. "As Taoiseach," said The Sunday Times, "he has proved to be a dismal failure."Can Brian Cowen have an influence on Gerry Adams ? ref-stepaside_7-0" class="reference"> In 2011, the Irish Independent called Cowen the "worst Taoiseach in the history of the State."

 

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4.3.2009

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