Barry Cowen, Fianna Fáil TD, has been appointed as the new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, it has been confirmed this evening (Saturday, June 27th).
The Clara, Co. Offaly native, brother of former Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, will replace Michael Creed.
He has been a TD for the Laois–Offaly constituency since the 2020 general election.
Prior to this, he was a TD for the Offaly constituency from 2016 to 2020, and for Laois–Offaly from 2011 to 2016.
Barry is married to Mary and has four children; Gemma, Lorcan, Eoin, and Aoibhe.