Midlands Minister Says He Made A "Terrible Stupid Mistake"

Barry Cowen was disqualified for three months and fined €200.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accepted the apology from Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen over his drink-driving ban.

The Fianna Fail TD was found to be over the limit after being stopped while driving from Offaly to Dublin in 2016 after he attended the All-Ireland football final.

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

He's told RTE it was a "terribly stupid mistake" and a "serious lapse in judgement".

Cabinet colleague Eamon Ryan says drink-driving should never be tolerated:

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