It's almost ten years since the Clara man left office.
An oil painting of former Taoiseach and Offaly's Brian Cowen will be completed by Spring next year.
The Office of Public Works has chosen artist Blaise Smith to paint it.
It's almost ten years since the Clara man left office and in the past, the painting is normally completed within a year of the taoiseach retiring from the post.
The piece will be displayed in Leinster House, alongside his predecessors.