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#Bertie Ahern

# bertie-ahern - Friday 13 February, 2015

Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Bertie and Brian need to get ready for some tough questions

Feb 13th 2015, 2:30 PM 18,975 Views 62 Comments

‘Nexus’ is coming their way…

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

These Taoiseach-themed greeting cards are simply perfect
# Boomtime Rats
From The Daily Edge
# Boomtime Rats

These Taoiseach-themed greeting cards are simply perfect

Feb 10th 2015, 10:00 PM 4,960 Views 4 Comments

Wow.

Looking for an alternative Valentine's Day card this year?
# We All Partied
# We All Partied

Looking for an alternative Valentine's Day card this year?

Feb 10th 2015, 9:00 PM 20,440 Views 27 Comments

Charlie’s card comes with its own brown envelope.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 7 February, 2015

This day 10 years ago, Bertie Ahern turned the sod on Adamstown
# Ghost Town
# Ghost Town

This day 10 years ago, Bertie Ahern turned the sod on Adamstown

Feb 7th 2015, 6:00 PM 24,335 Views 81 Comments

Fewer than 1,500 homes have been built.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 30 January, 2015

Bertie: Fianna Fáil won't be back on government benches after next election
# We All Partied
# We All Partied

Bertie: Fianna Fáil won't be back on government benches after next election

Jan 30th 2015, 6:58 PM 17,352 Views 83 Comments

The former Taoiseach and party leader said he does think they will make a comeback and he hopes he lives to see it.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993
# Political Nostalgia
# Political Nostalgia

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993

Nov 23rd 2014, 5:30 PM 17,717 Views 63 Comments

He wasn’t a fan.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:11 PM 20,975 Views 19 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a strike over water charges, a cross on Carrauntoohil and Bertie Ahern in China.

What was Bertie Ahern doing on the front page of the South China Morning Post?
# Internet
# Internet

What was Bertie Ahern doing on the front page of the South China Morning Post?

Nov 22nd 2014, 11:17 AM 27,196 Views 103 Comments

He was talking about the internet, of course.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 12 September, 2014

Ian Paisley: 1926 - 2014
# RIP
# RIP

Ian Paisley: 1926 - 2014

Sep 12th 2014, 11:09 PM 20,513 Views 82 Comments

The sight of the firebrand preacher bounding across the grass in Farmleigh to shake Bertie Ahern’s hand was a genuine ‘wow’ moment in Irish politics. But for decades, the DUP founder was known as ‘Dr No’.

"I have lost a friend": McGuinness pays tribute to the late Ian Paisley
# RIP
# RIP

"I have lost a friend": McGuinness pays tribute to the late Ian Paisley

Sep 12th 2014, 11:07 PM 31,151 Views 112 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Paisley was “by any measure a major figure in the history of these islands”.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke 'baring his soul' to the Dáil in 1997
# Back In The Day
# Back In The Day

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke 'baring his soul' to the Dáil in 1997

Aug 31st 2014, 5:30 PM 11,908 Views 38 Comments

Four months after Fianna Fáil’s return to power, the new minister is embroiled in controversy.

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years
# Thorn In The Side
# Thorn In The Side

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

Aug 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 16,518 Views 83 Comments

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it
# EU Commissioner
# EU Commissioner

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it

Jul 1st 2014, 12:49 PM 6,094 Views 54 Comments

Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition
# TBT
# TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

May 22nd 2014, 1:05 PM 7,779 Views 8 Comments

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 27 April, 2014

The 25 Hardest Things About Living In Ireland
# Edna Kenny
From The Daily Edge
# Edna Kenny

The 25 Hardest Things About Living In Ireland

Apr 27th 2014, 8:15 PM 103,479 Views 94 Comments

Honours maths, anyone?

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 17th 2014, 10:58 PM 14,234 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Anglo bosses found guilty, Bertie Ahern, and Ukraine…

Am I bothered? Micheál Martin says Bertie's comments about him are 'not a big deal'
# No Biggie
# No Biggie

Am I bothered? Micheál Martin says Bertie's comments about him are 'not a big deal'

Apr 17th 2014, 4:35 PM 24,043 Views 83 Comments

Bertie Ahern is reported to have said he doesn’t “think much” of the current Fianna Fáil leader at a recent party event in his former stronghold.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 10 April, 2014

On this day in 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was signed
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

On this day in 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was signed

Apr 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,782 Views 22 Comments

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the signing of the historic Good Friday Agreement, the most important step towards achieving peace in Northern Ireland.

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'
# State Visit
# State Visit

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'

Apr 8th 2014, 9:42 AM 8,120 Views 73 Comments

Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.

# bertie-ahern - Monday 7 April, 2014

Documentary about Christine Buckley 'Dear Daughter' to be aired tonight
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Documentary about Christine Buckley 'Dear Daughter' to be aired tonight

Apr 7th 2014, 5:32 PM 14,891 Views 11 Comments

The programme will be shown on RTÉ.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Cecilia Ahern says Bertie ‘has always genuinely cared and always put Ireland before himself’
# Ahern
# Ahern

Cecilia Ahern says Bertie ‘has always genuinely cared and always put Ireland before himself’

Feb 22nd 2014, 9:45 AM 36,475 Views 341 Comments

The best-selling author and daughter of the former taoiseach has defended her father in an interview to be broadcast tomorrow.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 8 February, 2014

'Let him give me his number one, that'll be fine': Mary Fitzpatrick on Bertie and FF's recovery
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'Let him give me his number one, that'll be fine': Mary Fitzpatrick on Bertie and FF's recovery

Feb 8th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,656 Views 46 Comments

The Dublin city councillor is aiming to take one of three seats available in the capital in May’s European elections.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF
# Crc
# Crc

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF

Jan 19th 2014, 1:46 PM 14,318 Views 128 Comments

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

# bertie-ahern - Monday 30 December, 2013

Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Taoiseach: Ahern and Cowen won't be reluctant to appear before banking inquiry

Dec 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 9,630 Views 102 Comments

A long-awaited inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is likely to get under way next year.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 15 December, 2013

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 9th 2013, 10:55 PM 16,088 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about Martin O’Neill, property tax refunds and hitting Bertie with a crutch.

Bertie Ahern assaulted by man with a crutch in Dublin pub
# Attack
# Attack

Bertie Ahern assaulted by man with a crutch in Dublin pub

Nov 9th 2013, 12:45 PM 51,660 Views 361 Comments

The man who attacked the former Taoiseach was arrested by gardaí.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 13 October, 2013

So, here's what definitely won't be in Budget 2014...
# Time Warp
# Time Warp

So, here's what definitely won't be in Budget 2014...

Oct 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 26,727 Views 33 Comments

Let’s take a nostalgic* look back at what Charlie McCreevy had in store for us ten years ago. We all partied. Apparently.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000
# Brian Cowen
# Brian Cowen

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 10,364 Views 43 Comments

Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

This boomtime poster of Bertie Ahern with bling sums up the Celtic Tiger
# Pimp My Party
From The Daily Edge
# Pimp My Party

This boomtime poster of Bertie Ahern with bling sums up the Celtic Tiger

Sep 25th 2013, 1:13 PM 21,772 Views 47 Comments

Yes, it was an actual campaign for Ógra Fianna Fáil membership. Yes, it’s for sale. Yes, it would be perfect for your living room.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 20 September, 2013

Bertie Ahern is back in the cupboard*
# Politics Free Zone
# Politics Free Zone

Bertie Ahern is back in the cupboard*

Sep 20th 2013, 12:04 PM 17,681 Views 112 Comments

*The sporting commentators’ cupboard that is.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 31 August, 2013

8 other great Dublin v Kerry debates that we'd like to see settled
# County Pride
From The42
# County Pride

8 other great Dublin v Kerry debates that we'd like to see settled

Aug 31st 2013, 1:51 PM 2,874 Views 5 Comments

The momentous city v culchie debates of our time.

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Aug 31st 2013, 11:00 AM 9,926 Views 23 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years labelled 'cocky and arrogant'
# Cowen Talks
# Cowen Talks

Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years labelled 'cocky and arrogant'

Aug 28th 2013, 3:35 PM 21,427 Views 157 Comments

The former taoiseach has given an interview to TG4 which is due to air next week.

# bertie-ahern - Monday 26 August, 2013

Column: Is it time to stop bashing Bertie?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is it time to stop bashing Bertie?

Aug 26th 2013, 1:00 PM 118 Views 272 Comments

Serious question, writes Paul Allen. If we do not learn from our mistakes and more readily embrace the knowledge of those that have made them, we will always be prone to repeating the errors of the past.

Pics: Enda Kenny met Bertie Ahern at Croke Park yesterday
# Old Foes
# Old Foes

Pics: Enda Kenny met Bertie Ahern at Croke Park yesterday

Aug 26th 2013, 8:23 AM 21,704 Views 134 Comments

We imagine things won’t be as amicable as yesterday if Bertie’s Dublin make it to Croker in September.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

The who’s who of the Mahon Tribunal
# Mahon
# Mahon

The who’s who of the Mahon Tribunal

Jul 31st 2013, 8:29 PM 19,969 Views 36 Comments

The longest-running inquiry in the history of the State has concluded its report – these were some of the names it focused on.

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts
# Mahon
# Mahon

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts

Jul 31st 2013, 11:28 AM 10,260 Views 20 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know to get to grips with the planning and permission tribunal of inquiry, which published its final chapter this morning.