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#Bertie Ahern

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

Jul 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,756 Views 46 Comments

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 13 July, 2013

"I'm not opposed to gay rights" and 9 other quotes from Lucinda Creighton
# Marian
# Marian

"I'm not opposed to gay rights" and 9 other quotes from Lucinda Creighton

Jul 13th 2013, 1:07 PM 20,344 Views 105 Comments

The former European Affairs Minister gave a wide-ranging interview to Marian Finucane on RTÉ Radio this morning. Here’s what she had to say…

# bertie-ahern - Friday 12 July, 2013

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes
# Austerity Measure
# Austerity Measure

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes

Jun 27th 2013, 10:28 AM 9,215 Views 41 Comments

The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman's fall in St Luke's
# Courts
# Courts

Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman's fall in St Luke's

Jun 26th 2013, 11:21 AM 7,987 Views 28 Comments

The former Taoiseach was not present as Dublin Circuit Civil Court was informed of the settlement.

# bertie-ahern - Monday 17 June, 2013

Video: What the Taoiseach told Obama and 'forgetting the yellow trousers'
# G8
# G8

Video: What the Taoiseach told Obama and 'forgetting the yellow trousers'

Jun 17th 2013, 10:56 PM 17,920 Views 60 Comments

Enda Kenny insisted that Ireland was making positive progress on its EU/IMF bailout amid reports of a scathing assessment from the European Commission on certain reforms.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 15 June, 2013

G8 summits in pics: Obama smooches Merkel, yellow pants and colourful protests
# G8 Summits
# G8 Summits

G8 summits in pics: Obama smooches Merkel, yellow pants and colourful protests

Jun 15th 2013, 10:30 AM 11,964 Views 15 Comments

A look back at G8 summits in years gone by.

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Why it would be deadly if Bertie Ahern was your grandad
# Grandad Bertie
From The Daily Edge
# Grandad Bertie

Why it would be deadly if Bertie Ahern was your grandad

Apr 30th 2013, 6:00 PM 9,478 Views 58 Comments

Bertie’s going to be a pops again.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

15 years ago today: the Good Friday Agreement was signed
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

15 years ago today: the Good Friday Agreement was signed

Apr 10th 2013, 10:16 PM 11,446 Views 49 Comments

After almost two years of talks – and 17 hours past the deadline – the historic document was signed by Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair.

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past

Apr 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 744 Views 38 Comments

On this date 15 years ago, the Good Friday Agreement was signed. While we have come along way, we shouldn’t take the peace we have for granted, writes Ben English.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 29 March, 2013

Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement

Mar 29th 2013, 1:00 PM 60 Views 56 Comments

It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Taoiseach defended after Labour's leaflet attack... by Fianna Fáil
# By-election
# By-election

Taoiseach defended after Labour's leaflet attack... by Fianna Fáil

Mar 27th 2013, 12:05 PM 11,216 Views 54 Comments

A Fianna Fáil senator comes out in defence of Enda Kenny after his inclusion in a Labour ‘get out the vote’ leaflet.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

15 awkward moments when sport and politics met
# Strange Bedfellows
From The42
# Strange Bedfellows

15 awkward moments when sport and politics met

Feb 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 15,751 Views 31 Comments

Many of which include Bertie Ahern

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen

Feb 16th 2013, 8:00 AM 11,676 Views 111 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said he had a “good chat” with his predecessor at a recent funeral but neither Cowen nor Bertie Ahern have any input to party policy.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality
# Pensions
# Pensions

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality

Jan 30th 2013, 7:00 PM 455 Views 59 Comments

Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Amid rising popularity, Fianna Fáil may just be relevant again

Jan 13th 2013, 8:15 AM 69 Views 131 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s poll bounce isn’t a definitive comeback – but we shouldn’t write them off, writes Gary Murphy.

# bertie-ahern - Monday 24 December, 2012

Mahon, Reilly, Savita: Game-changing political moments of 2012
# Review2012
# Review2012

Mahon, Reilly, Savita: Game-changing political moments of 2012

Dec 24th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,067 Views 11 Comments

Unlike 2011 this was not a year of any seismic shifts in Irish politics but there were plenty of stand-out moments which will have repercussions going into next year and most of them involved one man…

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 22 December, 2012

St Luke's Office transferred back to Fianna Fáil
# Mahon
# Mahon

St Luke's Office transferred back to Fianna Fáil

Dec 22nd 2012, 5:42 PM 10,679 Views 28 Comments

In the fallout from the Mahon Tribunal report, the trustees agreed to sign the building over.

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

'Anglo: The Musical' to return in the new year at Olympia Theatre
# Anglo The Musical
# Anglo The Musical

'Anglo: The Musical' to return in the new year at Olympia Theatre

Nov 27th 2012, 3:01 PM 3,915 Views 7 Comments

The musical based on Celtic Tiger excesses and the fall of Anglo Irish bank has been running at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this month.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 24 November, 2012

JR Ewing with Bertie Ahern Pic of the Day
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

JR Ewing with Bertie Ahern Pic of the Day

Nov 24th 2012, 3:46 PM 12,066 Views 22 Comments

No comment.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman
# Pensions
# Pensions

Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman

Nov 7th 2012, 2:32 PM 4,666 Views 58 Comments

All pensions over €100,000 a year should be subject to a levy of 10 per cent, rising to 25 per cent on pensions over €500,000, says Colm Keaveney TD.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 2 November, 2012

Call for Anglo musical to be brought stateside... with Seán Fitzpatrick puppet in tow
# Anglo The Musical
# Anglo The Musical

Call for Anglo musical to be brought stateside... with Seán Fitzpatrick puppet in tow

Nov 2nd 2012, 1:46 PM 7,162 Views 17 Comments

American broadcaster Max Keiser has set up an online fund to bring ‘ANGLO: The Musical’ to New York or Boston.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Anglo musical carries on without Seán Fitzpatrick puppet
# Anglo The Musical
# Anglo The Musical

Anglo musical carries on without Seán Fitzpatrick puppet

Nov 1st 2012, 12:37 PM 8,629 Views 11 Comments

Don’t despair though, the Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen puppets aren’t going anywhere.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 20 October, 2012

'Mammy' O'Rourke on Haughey, Lenihan, Bertie, Cowen and Enda
# Mary O'Rourke
# Mary O'Rourke

'Mammy' O'Rourke on Haughey, Lenihan, Bertie, Cowen and Enda

Oct 20th 2012, 1:45 PM 12,315 Views 44 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil minister gave a frank and entertaining interview to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show last night.

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Lazy Post of the Day: Where do politicians go on holiday?
# Pols On Hols
# Pols On Hols

Lazy Post of the Day: Where do politicians go on holiday?

Aug 16th 2012, 8:30 PM 15,368 Views 27 Comments

And why doesn’t Bertie Ahern wear sun cream…

# bertie-ahern - Monday 6 August, 2012

'A consensus politician': Bertie Ahern profile still on Fianna Fáil website
# Bertie
# Bertie

'A consensus politician': Bertie Ahern profile still on Fianna Fáil website

Aug 6th 2012, 8:15 AM 5,955 Views 51 Comments

The former taoiseach may have left the party in the wake of damning findings by the Mahon Tribunal but a glowing profile on the Fianna Fáil website remains.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 3 August, 2012

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme
# Taoisigh Expenses
# Taoisigh Expenses

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme

Aug 3rd 2012, 10:30 AM 16,314 Views 101 Comments

Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 28 July, 2012

New grandchild for Bertie as Cecelia welcomes baby boy
# Sonny Boy
From The Daily Edge
# Sonny Boy

New grandchild for Bertie as Cecelia welcomes baby boy

Jul 28th 2012, 1:39 PM 10,052 Views 44 Comments

But what has she decided to call him?

# bertie-ahern - Monday 9 July, 2012

Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?
# Gone Fishin
# Gone Fishin

Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?

Jul 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 13,466 Views 28 Comments

Bertie, Albert, Brian and co. What are they up to these days?

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 28 June, 2012

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Anniversary of Brian Lenihan's death: A political career in pictures
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Anniversary of Brian Lenihan's death: A political career in pictures

Jun 10th 2012, 1:02 PM 5,067 Views 54 Comments

The former Minister for Finance died one year ago today after a battle with cancer.

# bertie-ahern - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’

Apr 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 110 Views 14 Comments

Senator George Mitchell, who oversaw the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement, recounts his experiences planting the first seeds of peace.

How much did the entire government spend on make-up last year?
# Slap
# Slap

How much did the entire government spend on make-up last year?

Apr 27th 2012, 12:18 PM 4,073 Views 27 Comments

In 2006 ministers spent a total of €27,083 on make-up expenses. So how much do you think they spent in 2011?

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 21 April, 2012

6 moments when politicians shed tears
# Dry Your Eyes Mate
From The Daily Edge
# Dry Your Eyes Mate

6 moments when politicians shed tears

Apr 21st 2012, 9:15 AM 4,609 Views 9 Comments

Strong steely-eyed or gooey inside, what way do you like your politicians?

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

8 politicians kicking up their heels
# Party Politics
From The Daily Edge
# Party Politics

8 politicians kicking up their heels

Apr 17th 2012, 2:40 PM 4,234 Views 9 Comments

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician who has practised the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto…

# bertie-ahern - Friday 13 April, 2012

Bertie spent €441 a week on make-up. Enda has spent... €0
# Au Naturel
# Au Naturel

Bertie spent €441 a week on make-up. Enda has spent... €0

Apr 13th 2012, 7:15 AM 13,275 Views 79 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show that Enda Kenny hasn’t spent any public cash on make-up – and nor did Brian Cowen.

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Ahern's profile removed from public speaking agencies' websites
# Bertie
# Bertie

Ahern's profile removed from public speaking agencies' websites

Apr 10th 2012, 10:24 AM 5,122 Views 30 Comments

A spokesman for one public speaking agency said it had been advised to remove the former Taoiseach’s profile.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 8 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 5,680 Views 5 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.