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#Bertie Ahern

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 31 May, 2020

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

From The42 'People writing in-depth reports who were never in Croke Park or Lansdowne Road in their life' Documentary

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Friday 17 April, 2020

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 16 February, 2020

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 8 February, 2020

From The42 Showbiz, Baby! Bertie, Eamon Dunphy and a Celtic Tiger pop culture low-point Political Football

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 12 December, 2019

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 23 November, 2019

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 14 April, 2019

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

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”.

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit Tag Team This post contains videos

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

The former Taoiseach and former Prime Minister were speaking separately.

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Bertie Ahern opens up about his grandfather's suicide for the first time Who Do You Think You Are This post contains videos

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Friday 21 September, 2018

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

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Monday 23 July, 2018

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Monday 23 April, 2018

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

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

What exactly did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern?

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

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal Conflict Zone This post contains videos

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Friday 30 March, 2018

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

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

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 15 March, 2018

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Monday 19 February, 2018

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Monday 27 November, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Friday 13 October, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest RIP This post contains images

Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest

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

# bertie-ahern - Friday 28 July, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 30 April, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 6 April, 2017

# bertie-ahern - Friday 10 March, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Sunday 29 January, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Thursday 26 January, 2017

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

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

# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

“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'

“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?

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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