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Calls For Barry Cowen To Resign As Minister Over Drink-Driving Ban

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

11:47 AM - 6 Jul 2020



There are calls for Barry Cowen to resign as Agriculture Minister.

The Irish Road Victims Association wants the Offaly man to step down after it emerged he was caught drink-driving in 2016.

Cowen was driving using a learner permit when he was driving home from that years All-Ireland football final.

Minister Cowen was disqualified from driving for three months and fined €200.

He has apologised saying it was a stupid mistake for which he felt embarrassed and humiliated.

However, Donna Price, founder of the Irish Road Victims Association says it is unforgivable:

"I think his position is untenable, as much as I don't like to kick someone when they're down and when they have made an apology, really itt goes further than that."

"It shows a complete disregard for other road users. I'm sure the fact he was caught on this occasion, that wasn't his first occasion of drink-driving".

"I doubt very much that Minister Cowen was just unlucky on this one occasion."

Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has said he was disappointed only to learn of the incident on Friday.



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