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Inside Barry Cowen's sacking: Party's 'Last Dance' and ex-minister hires legal team

Fallout from the saga will continue on several fronts, writes Fionnán Sheahan

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Barry Cowen. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Barry Cowen. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Barry Cowen. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Barry Cowen was sacked as a Cabinet minister in the controversy over his drink-driving ban. The saga is by no means over. Cowen is pursuing a number of legal routes and has a high-powered legal team to advance his claims.

His solicitor handling the case is Robert Dore, best known for representing Fr Kevin Reynolds in the defamation case against RTÉ for the 'Prime Time Investigates: Mission to Prey' programme.

Bar Council veteran heavy-hitter Gerry Danaher is advising on any defamation aspects. A contemporary of Michael McDowell and the late Adrian Hardiman, he was a close associate of the late former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. He came to prominence on the State legal team at the Beef Tribunal in the 1990s.


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