Former Taoiseach Cowen drops in to lend support to Brennan bid

Former Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, dropped in to Down The Hatch Bar in Roscommon Town on Friday evening, to meet local publican Larry Brennan, a long-term party activist, and a Fianna Fáil candidate in the forthcoming Council elections in the Roscommon Municipal District. Larry is also Chairperson of the Roscommon Town Team. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen called in to Down The Hatch in Roscommon Town on Friday evening to wish Larry Brennan well in the forthcoming local elections.

Mr Brennan, who is co-proprietor of the popular pub with Seamus Hayden, is a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Roscommon LEA.

“As an old friend of his, I was absolutely delighted that Brian called in to wish me the best of luck. He was in great form, and chatted freely to customers about his two main passions… politics and sport, particularly the GAA”.

During his visit, Mr Cowen endorsed Larry Brennan’s candidature: “I would encourage people to come out and support Larry in the local elections; he is a decent man who has his apprenticeship well served, and I wish him all the best on June 7th”.

Mr Cowen also called in to The Coachman’s Inn, where he met with customers and Fianna Fáil party personnel.