Cowen to succeed Ahern

It is confirmed, Ireland has a successor to Bertie Ahern, in the form of Brian Cowen. As the sole candidate for the leadership of his political party Fianna Fáil (are politicians here seriously lacking ambition, or too polite to announce their intention to be in the running for the position?) he has now been officially elected at the parliamentary party meeting this morning.

I guess that means this job recruitment advertisement is now defunct, seeing how the position is filled. However, with Brian Cowen now poised to be handed over the position as Taoiseach, a new question arises. Who is going to be the Tánaiste?

3 Comments so far

  1. Ragnarök (dub_hameed) on April 11th, 2008 @ 8:34 am

    that job recruitment was definitely neat… i think it was posted within hours. :)


  2. draoi on April 15th, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

    Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness met with new Fianna Fáil leader and incoming Taoiseach Brian Cowen in Belfast yesterday. Speaking in advance of the meeting Mr McGuinness said: “Brian Cowen is obviously not a stranger to the political process in the north, having previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

    Speaking of the North:

    Peter Robinson has been chosen to succeed Ian Paisley as leader of the DUP. By all accounts so far, he will be pragmatic and somewhat cool toward Sinn Féin, but the power sharing agreement will go. One of Robinson’s first duties as elected leader of the DUP will be to meet Brian Cowen, on May 7 after Bertie Ahern stands down.


  3. Lil (lilianl) on April 22nd, 2008 @ 9:58 am

    ragnarök, i’m sure they did, it’s too good an opportunity to be missed! :D

    draoi, well cowen is seen as the obvious successor given he had previously held various portfolio deemed necessary in order to prepare for higher office position.



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