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#Bertie Ahern

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Bertie Ahern says Arlene Foster is "crazy and dangerous" to question power sharing
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Bertie Ahern says Arlene Foster is "crazy and dangerous" to question power sharing

Jan 11th 2017, 6:46 PM 27,536 Views 80 Comments

The DUP has raised the prospect of renegotiation.

# bertie-ahern - Monday 19 December, 2016

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals
# Gerry Adams
# Gerry Adams

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

Dec 19th 2016, 7:59 AM 10,492 Views 70 Comments

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

# bertie-ahern - Monday 12 December, 2016

Bertie 'understands' why Adams won't name IRA commander in Stack murder
# Brian Stack
# Brian Stack

Bertie 'understands' why Adams won't name IRA commander in Stack murder

Dec 12th 2016, 6:52 PM 16,178 Views 156 Comments

Adams has repeatedly refused to name the man.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Comeback on hold?: Nearly 75% of people don't want Bertie back
# Return Of The Bert
# Return Of The Bert

Comeback on hold?: Nearly 75% of people don't want Bertie back

Dec 8th 2016, 10:21 PM 14,949 Views 58 Comments

Fewer than one people in five think Fianna Fáil should let him back in.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Not going away: Bertie sat down for a big weekend interview to talk about his future
# Sunday Independent
# Sunday Independent

Not going away: Bertie sat down for a big weekend interview to talk about his future

Dec 4th 2016, 1:00 PM 20,565 Views 97 Comments

“Circumstances have changed a lot,” since his decision to quit Fianna Fáil, the former party leader insisted.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Give Bertie Ahern a break, he's off doing his gardening'
# Flower Power
# Flower Power

'Give Bertie Ahern a break, he's off doing his gardening'

Dec 3rd 2016, 3:30 PM 17,304 Views 84 Comments

“If he applies to join Fianna Fáil, I’ll come back to you.”

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Bertie's potential comeback: What happens now?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Bertie's potential comeback: What happens now?

Nov 30th 2016, 11:30 AM 19,352 Views 75 Comments

His local branch in Dublin wants him back. Why did he leave, and what happens next?

Poll: Is Fianna Fáil right to ask Bertie to come back?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is Fianna Fáil right to ask Bertie to come back?

Nov 30th 2016, 9:30 AM 28,682 Views 114 Comments

Fianna Fáil Dublin Central chair Brian Mohan said that Bertie “deserves a second chance”.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved

Nov 6th 2016, 1:06 PM 26,197 Views 85 Comments

The former Taoiseach isn’t sure if gardaí should have access to industrial relations mechanisms.

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Bertie Ahern is feeling good about Fianna Fáil's general election chances
# Lovely Jubbly
# Lovely Jubbly

Bertie Ahern is feeling good about Fianna Fáil's general election chances

Oct 18th 2016, 10:43 AM 11,289 Views 91 Comments

He thinks Micheál Martin could be the next Taoiseach.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Bertie Ahern-brokered peace deal ends long-running handball dispute
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Bertie Ahern-brokered peace deal ends long-running handball dispute

Sep 7th 2016, 1:45 PM 20,651 Views 33 Comments

The GAA and the Irish Handball Council Sport Centre have finally reached an agreement after years of bitter rivalry.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Bertie Ahern says Brexit would be "negative in every way"
# Getting Involved
# Getting Involved

Bertie Ahern says Brexit would be "negative in every way"

Apr 17th 2016, 10:47 AM 15,993 Views 107 Comments

The UK will go to the polls to vote on leaving the EU on 23 June.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 6 March, 2016

This master dealmaker has some advice for Fianna Fáil about going in with Fine Gael
# The Word Of The Bert
# The Word Of The Bert

This master dealmaker has some advice for Fianna Fáil about going in with Fine Gael

Mar 6th 2016, 7:56 PM 40,019 Views 118 Comments

Patience is the message.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Uno duce, una voce: The story behind THAT infamous PJ Mara remark
# Showtime
# Showtime

Uno duce, una voce: The story behind THAT infamous PJ Mara remark

Jan 16th 2016, 7:15 AM 21,799 Views 20 Comments

The late Fianna Fáil advisor came to public prominence in 1985 after an infamous comment about Charlie Haughey… and accompanying goose step.

# bertie-ahern - Monday 14 December, 2015

Bertie says crisis caused by 'Joe Soap and Mary Soap' getting too many loans
# The Life Of Bert
# The Life Of Bert

Bertie says crisis caused by 'Joe Soap and Mary Soap' getting too many loans

Dec 14th 2015, 7:45 PM 59,502 Views 283 Comments

The former taoiseach has given the BBC his verdict on the cause of Ireland’s financial meltdown.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Bertie Ahern's 'dig-out' friend sees D4 property handed back to the bank
# Courts
# Courts

Bertie Ahern's 'dig-out' friend sees D4 property handed back to the bank

Oct 28th 2015, 5:29 PM 21,336 Views 0 Comments

Jim Nugent told the Mahon Tribunal that he had given the former Taoiseach €2,500.

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Bertie: I'd absolutely nothing to do with the bank guarantee
# The Life Of Bert
# The Life Of Bert

Bertie: I'd absolutely nothing to do with the bank guarantee

Oct 20th 2015, 7:58 PM 15,631 Views 73 Comments

The former taoiseach said he had “long left government” by the time of the September 2008 guarantee. He was gone four months.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Chaotic scenes in Bertie's backyard as Fianna Fáil picks his old foe
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

Chaotic scenes in Bertie's backyard as Fianna Fáil picks his old foe

Oct 7th 2015, 9:47 PM 26,463 Views 45 Comments

Mary Fitzpatrick will be the Fianna Fáil general election candidate in Dublin Central.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 18 September, 2015

Why is Bertie really really very worried?
# The Life Of Bert
# The Life Of Bert

Why is Bertie really really very worried?

Sep 18th 2015, 12:49 PM 35,933 Views 65 Comments

The former taoiseach isn’t confident about Sunday.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Does Bertie still hold sway in his old stomping ground?
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

Does Bertie still hold sway in his old stomping ground?

Sep 3rd 2015, 7:00 AM 22,486 Views 56 Comments

An intriguing battle is underway in Dublin Central.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 23 July, 2015

What happens when there has to be an investigation into an inquiry?
# Only In Ireland
# Only In Ireland

What happens when there has to be an investigation into an inquiry?

Jul 23rd 2015, 3:31 PM 10,357 Views 48 Comments

An investigation into an inquiry.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Bertie Ahern says he received a rope and noose in the post after leaving office
# Interview
# Interview

Bertie Ahern says he received a rope and noose in the post after leaving office

Jul 19th 2015, 8:00 PM 25,968 Views 127 Comments

The former Taoiseach said he could not take responsibility for the failings of the Central Bank and Financial Regulator.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 18 July, 2015

13 great Bertieisms at the banking inquiry
# The Book Of Bert
# The Book Of Bert

13 great Bertieisms at the banking inquiry

Jul 18th 2015, 9:00 PM 34,952 Views 54 Comments

Bertie Ahern may have upset the apple tart with some of his comments this week.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 17 July, 2015

Poll: Should Bertie be forgiven?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should Bertie be forgiven?

Jul 17th 2015, 9:25 AM 41,552 Views 155 Comments

He’s been getting a lot of flak for his statement to the banking inquiry.

9 things we learned from Bertie at the banking inquiry
# The Life Of Bert
# The Life Of Bert

9 things we learned from Bertie at the banking inquiry

Jul 17th 2015, 7:45 AM 34,810 Views 50 Comments

The former taoiseach spent several hours before the inquiry today. Here’s what we found out…

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Bertie: If hindsight was foresight, I'd be a billionaire
# The Bert
# The Bert

Bertie: If hindsight was foresight, I'd be a billionaire

Jul 16th 2015, 5:38 PM 31,182 Views 121 Comments

The former taoiseach is giving evidence to the inquiry this afternoon.

What's Bertie been up to?
# Keeping Busy
# Keeping Busy

What's Bertie been up to?

Jul 16th 2015, 2:00 PM 51,237 Views 79 Comments

The former taoiseach is before the banking inquiry this week, but what’s he been doing since he left office?

The return of Bertie Ahern
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

The return of Bertie Ahern

Jul 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 20,655 Views 54 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts

Jul 9th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,100 Views 100 Comments

Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry
# The Life Of Brian
# The Life Of Brian

11 things we learned on Brian Cowen's final day at the banking inquiry

Jul 8th 2015, 11:15 PM 17,945 Views 44 Comments

The former Taoiseach defended the bank guarantee and got a badly-needed toilet break.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 2 July, 2015

As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry
Live Jul 2nd 2015, 2:45 PM

As it happened: Brian Cowen comes out swinging at the banking inquiry

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Out with the old: Bertie's office sold to fund Fianna Fáil's election campaign
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Out with the old: Bertie's office sold to fund Fianna Fáil's election campaign

Jun 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 18,712 Views 40 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

“Bertie clearly wanted to get a lot off his chest"
# Fianna Fáil Vs Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil Vs Fianna Fáil

“Bertie clearly wanted to get a lot off his chest"

Jun 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 35,122 Views 34 Comments

Mary O’Rourke has revealed her thoughts on Bertie Ahern’s comments about Brian Lenihan.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Bertie: Bank crisis was the reason I went grey in just six months
# Bertie Lols
# Bertie Lols

Bertie: Bank crisis was the reason I went grey in just six months

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:28 AM 12,702 Views 57 Comments

The former taoiseach spoke to school pupils in Wales yesterday.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Bertie and Enda to be quizzed about banking collapse
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Bertie and Enda to be quizzed about banking collapse

May 20th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,304 Views 67 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year
# Pensions
# Pensions

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

May 12th 2015, 5:28 PM 18,669 Views 118 Comments

The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Yet another Fianna Fáil figure has had a go at "defeatist" party leadership
# Shot Across The Bow
# Shot Across The Bow

Yet another Fianna Fáil figure has had a go at "defeatist" party leadership

Apr 23rd 2015, 11:00 PM 12,541 Views 30 Comments

Mary Fitzpatrick said party strategists ‘lack ambition’ and are ‘defeatist.’

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 19 April, 2015

If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance?
# Opinion
# Opinion

If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance?

Apr 19th 2015, 7:30 PM 177 Views 42 Comments

In a country where few TDs would dare miss a funeral, do we really have a closer connection with our representatives… or do we just make them work harder at fooling us?

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Take a peek inside: Bertie Ahern's famous political HQ is now for sale
# Drumcondra
# Drumcondra

Take a peek inside: Bertie Ahern's famous political HQ is now for sale

Mar 11th 2015, 7:15 AM 28,245 Views 36 Comments

The 1930s redbrick is on the market for €595k.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 20 February, 2015

Match of the Day have announced their latest celebrity pundit*
# Novelty
From The42
# Novelty

Match of the Day have announced their latest celebrity pundit*

Feb 20th 2015, 3:33 PM 11,753 Views 7 Comments

*Article also includes footage of that time Bertie Ahern appeared on The Premiership.