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Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show
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Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show

Dec 30th 2020, 8:50 AM 9,041 Views 24 Comments

Records released from the National Archives give details of an early meeting involving the two leaders.

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern believes Brexit transition period should be extended due to the Covid-19 pandemic
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Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern believes Brexit transition period should be extended due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Dec 12th 2020, 6:09 PM 36,326 Views 53 Comments

Ahern said that negotiators could decide on Sunday that they need more time.

Bertie Ahern on lifting lockdown: 'You will not carry the public if we drift into August'
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Bertie Ahern on lifting lockdown: 'You will not carry the public if we drift into August'

May 31st 2020, 1:08 PM 76,632 Views 149 Comments

The former taoiseach has outlined his thoughts on the government’s roadmap.

'People writing in-depth reports who were never in Croke Park or Lansdowne Road in their life'
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'People writing in-depth reports who were never in Croke Park or Lansdowne Road in their life'

Apr 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 42,879 Views 39 Comments

The failed Bertie Bowl venture is the subject of tonight’s ‘Scannal’ programme.

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach
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Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach

Apr 17th 2020, 3:47 PM 35,936 Views 146 Comments

Ahern said Martin is “old” as Fianna Fáil Taoisigh go.

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'
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Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'

Feb 16th 2020, 1:32 PM 45,757 Views 186 Comments

The former Taoiseach predicted a new government won’t be formed by the end of March.

Showbiz, Baby! Bertie, Eamon Dunphy and a Celtic Tiger pop culture low-point
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Showbiz, Baby! Bertie, Eamon Dunphy and a Celtic Tiger pop culture low-point

Feb 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 5,483 Views 3 Comments

In September 2001, the then-leader of the country appeared as a guest pundit on RTE show The Premiership.

'It has had quite a violent past': Bertie Ahern explains his role in Bougainville referendum
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'It has had quite a violent past': Bertie Ahern explains his role in Bougainville referendum

Dec 12th 2019, 1:17 PM 15,152 Views 36 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil Taoiseach also said that he reckoned Boris Johnson would get an overall majority.

Bougainville to vote on becoming world’s newest nation - and Bertie Ahern is involved
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Bougainville to vote on becoming world’s newest nation - and Bertie Ahern is involved

Nov 23rd 2019, 10:33 AM 24,392 Views 29 Comments

The former Taoiseach is the chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission.

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair write joint op-ed calling for second Brexit referendum
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Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair write joint op-ed calling for second Brexit referendum

Apr 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 48,710 Views 77 Comments

In the op-ed in the Irish Times, they describe Brexit as ” the most serious threat to peace in the North and to the union in our lifetime”.

'I wondered had I turned into Rip Van Winkle,' Bertie Ahern tells UK Brexit committee
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'I wondered had I turned into Rip Van Winkle,' Bertie Ahern tells UK Brexit committee

Feb 13th 2019, 11:13 AM 68,671 Views 127 Comments

The former Taoiseach insisted repeatedly that “Northern Ireland is not the same as the rest of the UK”.

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit
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Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit

Dec 16th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,150 Views 61 Comments

The former Taoiseach and former Prime Minister were speaking separately.

Bertie Ahern opens up about his grandfather's suicide for the first time
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Bertie Ahern opens up about his grandfather's suicide for the first time

Sep 30th 2018, 6:16 PM 26,226 Views 47 Comments

Maurice Ahern died “due to shock and haemorrhage due to gunshot wounds to the chest, self-inflicted”.

You probably won't believe how much money Bertie Ahern spent on makeup back when he was Taoiseach
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# The Boom

You probably won't believe how much money Bertie Ahern spent on makeup back when he was Taoiseach

Sep 21st 2018, 11:17 AM 13,542 Views 6 Comments

Even if you wanted to spend that much in a week, you’d find it tough.

Bertie on Brexit: 'As good Irish people we're always there to help and support the British in their hour of need'
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Bertie on Brexit: 'As good Irish people we're always there to help and support the British in their hour of need'

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:38 AM 25,006 Views 77 Comments

Speaking at the Magill Summer School, the former Taoiseach added: “Just make sure you don’t do anything to damage us. “

Warnings from former taoisigh on Brexit border: 'The communities would come together to tear it down'
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Warnings from former taoisigh on Brexit border: 'The communities would come together to tear it down'

Apr 23rd 2018, 11:27 AM 15,462 Views 62 Comments

Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and John Bruton shared a stage in Dublin this morning.

What exactly did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern?
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What exactly did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern?

Apr 23rd 2018, 10:54 AM 39,580 Views 61 Comments

The former Taoiseach recently walked out of an interview after being asked about the Tribunal’s findings.

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal
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Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal

Apr 21st 2018, 10:12 AM 98,730 Views 36 Comments

“I’ve dealt with that issue and I am not saying any more about that issue.”

David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach
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David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach

Apr 10th 2018, 1:07 PM 33,997 Views 74 Comments

The former leader of the UUP has strong opinions on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Bill Clinton on sleepless nights in 1998, Bertie trying to keep him up till dawn and Northern Ireland's similarities with Black Panther
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Bill Clinton on sleepless nights in 1998, Bertie trying to keep him up till dawn and Northern Ireland's similarities with Black Panther

Apr 10th 2018, 7:05 AM 19,636 Views 25 Comments

Bill Clinton shared his memories of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, 20 years ago today.

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?
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Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

Mar 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 24,950 Views 51 Comments

The 20th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.

Advice for Leo? We asked two former Taoisigh for some pointers ahead of today's Trump visit
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Advice for Leo? We asked two former Taoisigh for some pointers ahead of today's Trump visit

Mar 15th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,427 Views 19 Comments

Bertie Ahern and John Bruton reflect on their visits to the White House.

Bertie Ahern says he's been 'talking to Simon Coveney' about the ongoing Stormont talks
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Bertie Ahern says he's been 'talking to Simon Coveney' about the ongoing Stormont talks

Feb 19th 2018, 10:18 PM 21,891 Views 104 Comments

Ahern also questioned Micheál Martin’s criticism of the government.

Pro-Brexit politician says Ireland should be more positive and 'will have to pay' for any hard border
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Pro-Brexit politician says Ireland should be more positive and 'will have to pay' for any hard border

Nov 27th 2017, 11:32 AM 28,373 Views 126 Comments

Kate Hoey said that Ireland needed to be more positive about Brexit.

'God knows what will happen': Bertie's cryptic answer on if he'll run for president
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'God knows what will happen': Bertie's cryptic answer on if he'll run for president

Oct 24th 2017, 3:24 PM 19,931 Views 114 Comments

Rejoining Fianna Fáil would be the first hurdle an Ahern candidacy would have to overcome.

Micheál Martin says he hasn't changed his mind about Bertie Ahern rejoining Fianna Fáil
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Micheál Martin says he hasn't changed his mind about Bertie Ahern rejoining Fianna Fáil

Oct 13th 2017, 7:07 PM 24,111 Views 33 Comments

Martin said Ahern’s old cumman were ‘mischievous’ in sending the letter of request yesterday.

Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest
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Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest

Oct 7th 2017, 2:56 PM 21,974 Views 46 Comments

The former Taoiseach’s life was remembered in Dublin today.

Bertie Ahern: Ireland leaving the EU would be an 'act of insanity'
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Bertie Ahern: Ireland leaving the EU would be an 'act of insanity'

Jul 28th 2017, 1:05 PM 23,145 Views 176 Comments

He has reiterated his comments that there is no support for an Irexit.

Brian Cowen says he 'deeply regrets' the number of jobs lost during the recession
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Brian Cowen says he 'deeply regrets' the number of jobs lost during the recession

Jul 27th 2017, 8:13 AM 18,461 Views 124 Comments

Despite this, however, the former Taoiseach defended his government’s policies in the downturn.

'That could change the game': Bertie Ahern weighs in on Mary Lou as Sinn Féin leader
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'That could change the game': Bertie Ahern weighs in on Mary Lou as Sinn Féin leader

Apr 30th 2017, 6:08 PM 35,835 Views 82 Comments

He also said he wouldn’t mind rejoining Fianna Fáil and said the EU deal on Northern Ireland was no big deal.

Bertie was back in Leinster House today and he managed to take a dig at Sinn Féin
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Bertie was back in Leinster House today and he managed to take a dig at Sinn Féin

Apr 6th 2017, 3:49 PM 28,517 Views 101 Comments

Look who’s back on Kildare Street.

Bertie Ahern says Ireland isn't 'mad enough' to leave the EU
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Bertie Ahern says Ireland isn't 'mad enough' to leave the EU

Mar 10th 2017, 9:09 PM 20,352 Views 132 Comments

“The whole border issue is a nightmare for us,” the former Taoiseach said.

Whatever happened to... The 65,000-seat 'Bertie Bowl' stadium in west Dublin?
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Whatever happened to... The 65,000-seat 'Bertie Bowl' stadium in west Dublin?

Jan 29th 2017, 8:00 AM 30,742 Views 30 Comments

Sports-mad former taoiseach Bertie Ahern wanted to build a huge stadium in Abbottstown.

Whatever happened to... The 65,000-seat 'Bertie Bowl' stadium in west Dublin?
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Whatever happened to... The 65,000-seat 'Bertie Bowl' stadium in west Dublin?

Jan 26th 2017, 5:53 PM 548 Views 0 Comments

Sports-mad former taoiseach Bertie Ahern wanted to build a huge stadium in Abbottstown.

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

Jan 11th 2017, 6:46 PM 27,523 Views 80 Comments

The DUP has raised the prospect of renegotiation.

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

Dec 19th 2016, 7:59 AM 10,467 Views 71 Comments

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

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

Dec 12th 2016, 6:52 PM 16,149 Views 156 Comments

Adams has repeatedly refused to name the man.

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

Dec 8th 2016, 10:21 PM 14,764 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Dec 4th 2016, 1:00 PM 20,553 Views 97 Comments

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

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 3:30 PM 17,288 Views 82 Comments

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

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