Discusses stroke which saw him spend one year in hospital
In a rare public appearance, former Taoiseach Brian Cowen made a speech at yesterday's Fleadh Cheoil.
In 2019, Cowen suffered a stroke which saw him spend 12 months in hospital and confined to a wheelchair.
However the former Fianna Fáil leader is now walking with the aid of a crutch.
In an interview with The Irish Independent the 62 year-old said he was unconscious for two weeks, following the stroke.
Mr. Cowen spoke to crowds in Mullingar after receiving an award from Comhltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
Former taoiseach Brian Cowen photographed in Mullingar yesterday by Alan Betson @IrishTimes where Mr Cowen was recognised by Comhaltas for his long-term support of Fleadh Cheoil— Brenda Fitzsimons (@b_fitzsimons) August 5, 2022
na hÉireann with a special presentation. @alanbetson @fleadhcheoil @PPAI_IRL pic.twitter.com/7eiMUXRZSG