'Stroke politics': from disappearing trees
Irish Times'Stroke politics': from disappearing trees to a non-Irish GaeltachtIrish TimesShortly after dawn, Bertie Ahern travelled up to Áras an Uachtaráin to inform president Mary McAleese he was dissolving the Dáil. The move took everybody by surprise, save for the Sunday Independent which he had tipped off about his surprise move ...and more »
Posted on 29 September 2017 | 6:20 am
Bertie Ahern: “It is worth looking for a
Slugger O'TooleBertie Ahern: “It is worth looking for a moment at what we are in danger of losing…”Slugger O'TooleBertie Ahern, former Taoiseach and someone who has spent a political lifetime in the art of political negotiation gave this speech on Brexit to the Kennedy Summer School a few weeks back. This draft is published with the permission of both the Summer ...and more »
Posted on 29 September 2017 | 5:21 am
Sr Stan's surprise 80th birthday party draws
Irish TimesSr Stan's surprise 80th birthday party draws a crowdIrish TimesGuests at the event included former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, former tánaiste Joan Burton and Senator David Norris. Former model Grace O'Shaughnessy, presenter Gay Byrne and ...
Posted on 28 September 2017 | 1:05 pm
Bertie Vs Enda - GAA & Presidency Banter
TodayFMBertie Vs Enda - GAA & Presidency Banter - Gift GrubTodayFMAnother All-Ireland Football Final, another sad Sunday for the Mayo supporters. The Dublin ladies' four goals helping them become champs of the land once again. Iano gave former taoisigh, and huge GAA fans, Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny a call to get ...
Posted on 25 September 2017 | 1:21 am
Mayo vs Dublin / Enda vs Bertie - Gift Grub
TodayFMMayo vs Dublin / Enda vs Bertie - Gift GrubTodayFMWe found two perfect campaigners to enlighten the nation (neutrals'n all), as Al welcomed former Taoisigh, Enda Kenny and Bertie Ahern on the phone lines. Both men were psyched up for the call, and the weekend in general, as one is looking for an end ...
Posted on 15 September 2017 | 2:25 am
ALISON O'CONNOR: Opportunistic government
Fine Gael, as we know, did not broker this historic agreement. It was the responsibility of former Fianna Fáil Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, both now discredited in their own ways. However the magnificence of sorting ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:28 pm
Stormont institutions look set for collapse
Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said yesterday it was a "time for cool heads", as he confirmed revelations by ex-justice minister Michael McDowell that the British and Irish governments believed allowing an "inert IRA" to continue in existence would help ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:08 pm
Fianna Fáil are steaming ahead on route to
The party's main core value through the eras of Charlie Haughey, Albert Reynolds and Bertie Ahern was to be in power, irrespective of the ideology of its coalition partner. As a result, if you're an FF supporter and any of the following - a farmer active ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:37 am
Ex-PM says 'unarmed IRA filled vacuum'
Former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has said it was envisaged the Provisional IRA would remain as an unarmed group. Mr Ahern, who was a key player in the Northern Ireland peace process, told The Irish Times "it was a time for cool heads".
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:06 am
Bertie Ahern says unarmed IRA was envisaged
Former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has said it was envisaged the Provisional IRA would remain as an unarmed group. He said this was to prevent a vacuum that could be filled by dissident republican groups. Unionists are prepared to bring down Northern ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:23 pm