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#Tony Blair

# tony-blair - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 52 Views 7 Comments

Director Amir Amirani writes about his stunning documentary, We Are Many, which explores the 2003 Stop the War global protests and their legacy.

# tony-blair - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

People are not happy about Tony Blair being named 'Philanthropist of the Year' at the GQ Awards
# Gq Awards
From The Daily Edge
# Gq Awards

People are not happy about Tony Blair being named 'Philanthropist of the Year' at the GQ Awards

Sep 3rd 2014, 3:24 PM 1,922 Views 3 Comments

The magazine has defended its decision.

# tony-blair - Monday 18 August, 2014

Ibrahim Halawa beaten with metal chain in Egyptian prison, says sister
# Imprisoned
# Imprisoned

Ibrahim Halawa beaten with metal chain in Egyptian prison, says sister

Aug 18th 2014, 12:07 PM 11,059 Views 264 Comments

The charity Reprieve has urged Tony Blair to intervene in the case.

# tony-blair - Sunday 22 June, 2014

People eulogising Gerry Conlon had 'no time for him' when he was in prison
# Any Paddy Will Do
# Any Paddy Will Do

People eulogising Gerry Conlon had 'no time for him' when he was in prison

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:33 PM 46,059 Views 66 Comments

Paul Hill, one of the Guildford Four, also said that the group had suffered a “greater miscarriage of justice than those who died in the Guildford, Woolwich and Birmingham bombings”.

# tony-blair - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Jun 15th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,144 Views 129 Comments

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

# tony-blair - 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 10,693 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.

# tony-blair - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA 'on-the-runs' ?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA 'on-the-runs' ?

Feb 27th 2014, 9:29 AM 9,496 Views 112 Comments

The deals were made by former UK Prime Minster Tony Blair but should they be taken back?

# tony-blair - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Feb 19th 2014, 11:11 PM 18,843 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about GSOC (again), domestic violence and the 34th best city in the world…

Blair told Brooks to toughen up, offered to be "unofficial advisor" court told
# Hacking Trial
# Hacking Trial

Blair told Brooks to toughen up, offered to be "unofficial advisor" court told

Feb 19th 2014, 4:15 PM 8,307 Views 20 Comments

The former British Prime Minister gave Rebekah Brooks advice on how to handle the phone hacking scandal in 2011, the ex-CEO of News International CEO has said.

# tony-blair - Friday 6 December, 2013

"He taught us how to come together and believe in ourselves": The world reacts to Mandela's death
# Madiba
# Madiba

"He taught us how to come together and believe in ourselves": The world reacts to Mandela's death

Dec 6th 2013, 1:24 AM 5,323 Views 24 Comments

From Obama, Clinton and Ban Ki-moon to Bill Gates, Bono and Pelé — figures from around the world have been paying tribute…

# tony-blair - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Watch: This former British prime minister doesn't want to answer any questions
# NO NO NO
# NO NO NO

Watch: This former British prime minister doesn't want to answer any questions

Sep 24th 2013, 3:15 PM 7,025 Views 13 Comments

Gordon Brown practically ran away from a journalist wanting to question him about fresh allegations concerning his former special advisor.

# tony-blair - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Tony Blair's daughter escapes gun robbery
# Gunpoint
# Gunpoint

Tony Blair's daughter escapes gun robbery

Sep 19th 2013, 11:26 AM 10,437 Views 29 Comments

Kathryn Blair was out walking in central London with her boyfriend when the attempted robbery occurred.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

Is this the end? British PM David Cameron debuts his glasses

Sep 10th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,927 Views 17 Comments

It’s seen as a big deal in Britain.

# tony-blair - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Kerry set to unveil plan for West Bank economy
# West Bank
# West Bank

Kerry set to unveil plan for West Bank economy

May 26th 2013, 5:26 PM 5,306 Views 23 Comments

The US Secretary of State is tasked with presenting a economic plan to attract tourism and private sector investment into the West Bank.

# tony-blair - 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 11,400 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 734 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.

# tony-blair - Monday 25 March, 2013

9 examples of world leaders being total softies
# Squee
From The Daily Edge
# Squee

9 examples of world leaders being total softies

Mar 25th 2013, 9:00 PM 20,697 Views 29 Comments

All you need to do is add cats, dogs and babies to the mix.

# tony-blair - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:00 PM 27 Views 126 Comments

Ten years ago this week the United States-led “coalition of the willing” launched the Iraq War. If we’ve learned anything from the Iraq experience it’s that governments should refrain from biting off more than they can chew, says Scott Fitzsimmons.

# tony-blair - Sunday 17 March, 2013

10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives

Mar 17th 2013, 1:03 PM 4,268 Views 69 Comments

Including combatants on all sides and as-yet undocumented civilian fatalities that figure could be as high as 174,000, according to the Iraq Body Count organisation.

# tony-blair - Sunday 16 September, 2012

7 musicians who’ve told politicians to get their ‘mitts’ off their tunes
# Cease And Desist
From The Daily Edge
# Cease And Desist

7 musicians who’ve told politicians to get their ‘mitts’ off their tunes

Sep 16th 2012, 4:30 PM 12,088 Views 8 Comments

Thin Lizzy have told Mitt Romney to stop using ‘The Boys are Back in Town’. What other musicians have put the foot down when it comes to politicians?

# tony-blair - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:35 AM 5,262 Views 128 Comments

Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.

# tony-blair - 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 15,351 Views 27 Comments

And why doesn’t Bertie Ahern wear sun cream…

# tony-blair - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Tony Blair says hanging the bankers won't help
# Don't Hang The Bankers?
# Don't Hang The Bankers?

Tony Blair says hanging the bankers won't help

Jul 24th 2012, 6:11 PM 4,766 Views 40 Comments

Blair said he is looking to move back into British public life and hopes to take on an international political job.

# tony-blair - Monday 28 May, 2012

'Odious practices' exposed by Leveson not present in Ireland - Rabbitte
# Media
# Media

'Odious practices' exposed by Leveson not present in Ireland - Rabbitte

May 28th 2012, 5:29 PM 2,390 Views 18 Comments

The annual report of the Press Council of Ireland and the Press Ombudsman was launched in Dublin today with the Leveson inquiry featuring heavily.

Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry
# Hacking
# Hacking

Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry

May 28th 2012, 12:58 PM 1,587 Views 7 Comments

The protester called the former British prime minister a war criminal and had to be forcibly removed from the inquiry courtroom.

# tony-blair - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Shoeing, pieing and 7 other things politicians have had thrown at them
# Ouch
# Ouch

Shoeing, pieing and 7 other things politicians have had thrown at them

May 26th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,667 Views 10 Comments

Rotten tomatoes anyone?

# tony-blair - 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 97 Views 14 Comments

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

# tony-blair - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Leveson: Rupert Murdoch plays down political influence
# Leveson
# Leveson

Leveson: Rupert Murdoch plays down political influence

Apr 26th 2012, 7:48 AM 655 Views 1 Comment

News Corp chairman told British inquiry into media ethics that it’s a myth he or his papers carry serious political sway.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

In pictures: Who joins Bertie on 'exclusive speakers' list?
# Exclusive List
# Exclusive List

In pictures: Who joins Bertie on 'exclusive speakers' list?

Mar 27th 2012, 1:30 PM 5,022 Views 20 Comments

Check out some of the familiar faces commanding thousands of dollars in speaking fees with the Washington Speakers Bureau.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Liberian President defends anti-homosexual law
# Equality
# Equality

Liberian President defends anti-homosexual law

Mar 20th 2012, 2:07 PM 3,154 Views 37 Comments

The Nobel Peace Prize winner says she will not challenge laws criminalising homosexual acts – saying certain “traditional values” should be preserved.

# tony-blair - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Cherie Blair to sue News Corporation over phone hacking
# Hacking
# Hacking

Cherie Blair to sue News Corporation over phone hacking

Feb 22nd 2012, 6:40 PM 1,754 Views 4 Comments

The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is taking legal action against the former publisher of the News of The World newspaper.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

BBC presenter Paxman hits out at Tony Blair over potato famine 'apology'
# The Famine
# The Famine

BBC presenter Paxman hits out at Tony Blair over potato famine 'apology'

Feb 21st 2012, 9:15 PM 18,473 Views 51 Comments

The Newsnight presenter has criticised the former British Prime Minister for his supposed apology for the Irish potato famine.

# tony-blair - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Watch: Barack Obama 'sings' Lady Gaga hit 'Born This Way'
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

Watch: Barack Obama 'sings' Lady Gaga hit 'Born This Way'

Jan 11th 2012, 12:03 PM 4,685 Views 2 Comments

Who knew the 44th president of the United States was this talented?

# tony-blair - Friday 16 December, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62
# Hitchens
# Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62

Dec 16th 2011, 7:38 AM 3,440 Views 36 Comments

Weakened by cancer, Hitchens continued to write for Vanity Fair in his final days, questioning the saying that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

# tony-blair - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes
# Whoops
From The Daily Edge
# Whoops

Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes

Nov 9th 2011, 9:57 AM 1,938 Views 1 Comment

And one other that had far reaching implications for its protagonist: Brian Cowen…

# tony-blair - Friday 21 October, 2011

How and why did the west change its view of Gaddafi?
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

How and why did the west change its view of Gaddafi?

Oct 21st 2011, 12:04 PM 4,277 Views 22 Comments

Regarded as an ally post 9/11, the western world’s view of Gaddafi changed drastically in a matter of months. Here’s what world leaders were saying about the Colonel then and what they say now.

# tony-blair - Saturday 10 September, 2011

Gallery: Bertie's Croker birthday bash... but where's the man of the hour?
# Birthday Boy
# Birthday Boy

Gallery: Bertie's Croker birthday bash... but where's the man of the hour?

Sep 10th 2011, 10:37 AM 5,458 Views 68 Comments

Bertie Ahern gave the press the slip as he arrived for his 60th birthday party at Croke Park last night…

# tony-blair - Monday 5 September, 2011

Tony Blair 'is godfather' to Rupert Murdoch's daughter
# The Godfather
# The Godfather

Tony Blair 'is godfather' to Rupert Murdoch's daughter

Sep 5th 2011, 10:52 AM 392 Views 3 Comments

The former British prime minister’s close link to the media tycoon has been revealed in a magazine interview with Murdoch’s wife.

# tony-blair - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Irish figures among bloggers on Huffington Post's new UK edition
# HuffPost UK
# HuffPost UK

Irish figures among bloggers on Huffington Post's new UK edition

Jul 6th 2011, 1:13 PM 887 Views 4 Comments

Diarmuid Gavin, David McWilliams and Conrad Gallagher are among the contributors to HuffPo UK launching today.