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# Bertie Ahern

This year
Bertie Ahern to address Seanad next week for Good Friday Agreement anniversary
Senators will tomorrow vote to formally approve the motion for the former Taoiseach to speak.
Joe Biden and Bertie Ahern urge action on Stormont collapse
The US president said the North has an ‘incredible opportunity’ for economic growth.
Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?
The 25th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.
Bertie Ahern honoured by UUP leader at event marking 25th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
At an event in Dublin last night, Bertie Ahern in turn praised UUP Doug Beattie for his ‘wisdom and calmness’ during tough times.
Bertie Ahern refuses to answer whether or not he plans to run for presidency
The former Fianna Fáil leader was recently readmitted as an ordinary member.
What's he up to?: What to make of the Bertie Ahern revival roadshow
The former Taoiseach says being president is not on his agenda.
Protesters interrupt honorary doctorate ceremony of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Dublin City University was conferring the award of Doctor of Philosophy on Ahern and Professor Monica McWilliams.
Bertie Ahern continues media blitz with appearance on The News Agents podcast
Bertie Ahern told the podcast that Boris Johnson could not have secured the ‘Windsor Framework’ deal.
New British government may be needed to reach protocol deal, says Bertie Ahern
The former Taoiseach was speaking during a panel discussion with Tony Blair’s former press secretary Alastair Campbell.
The Explainer: Why is Bertie Ahern back?
Listen in to hear Lise Hand and Sinéad O’Carroll discuss the highs and lows of his career – and what might be in store next.
‘No question’ of senior Fianna Fáil role for Bertie Ahern, says junior minister
Bertie Ahern confirmed this week he had rejoined Fianna Fáil as an ordinary member.
Next presidential election is 'too far away' to discuss, says Bertie Ahern
Ahern quit the party over a decade ago following the findings of the Mahon Tribunal.
What did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern, and what's happened since then?
The former Taoiseach has rejoined Fianna Fáil – but what led to his resignation in the first place?
Taoiseach softens stance on Bertie Ahern after once comparing his tribunal evidence to John Gilligan
Varadkar had made the comments during a Dáil session in 2008.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern rejoins Fianna Fáil after more than 10 years
Ahern resigned from Fianna Fáil in 2012 after the Mahon Tribunal.
Protocol row ‘isn’t rocket science’, says Bertie Ahern in call for solution
The former Taoiseach was speaking today at the Northern Ireland Committee at Westminster.
Last year
When Bertie met Paisley: Attacks on Presbyterian churches led to meeting between two leaders
Ian Paisley sought the meeting with Bertie Ahern to discuss “religion and not politics”.
Ahern sought rubber bullet ban to put pressure on UK to restrict their use in Northern Ireland
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Internal controversy broke out over the purchase of 2,000 baton rounds in June 1997.
NI Protocol issues can be fixed ahead of Good Friday Agreement landmark, says Bertie Ahern
The former Taoiseach said he understands that unionists and loyalists have concerns about the constitutional position.
Bertie Ahern: ‘Sad day’ for people of Northern Ireland as they face another election
The former Taoiseach said an election will not ‘change a damn thing’ because the Northern Ireland Protocol is not even on the agenda.
Border poll would not have a ‘hope in hell’ of passing at present, says Bertie Ahern
He was invited to the Oireachtas Committee due to his work on the Good Friday Agreement.
Taoiseach says he is open to seeing Bertie Ahern return to Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin said that he has been engaging with the former Taoiseach in recent times.
Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.
Directly elected mayor for Dublin could be a 'dog's dinner' unless proper planning takes place
The former Taoiseach said a “ten-year plan where we start building up the federal system would be great” and “putting in a mayor at the start of that might be won’t work”.
Bertie Ahern to address Citizens' Assembly on directly elected mayor for Dublin
The former Taoiseach will speak to the 80 members of the Assembly at 10.45 am on ‘The Reality of Devolution’.
Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern
The scenario is a “step or two nearer” following the publication of UK legislation, the former Taoiseach said.
All time
Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb
The bombing was the single greatest loss of life of the Troubles.
Loyalists opposed to the NI Protocol 'haven't got a clue' about how it works, says Ahern
Bertie Ahern said the idea that the NI Protocol is about trade “just passes them by.”
Poll: Would you vote for Bertie Ahern if he ran for president?
The former Taoiseach hasn’t ruled out a bid in 2025.
Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show
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
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'
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'
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
Ahern said Martin is “old” as Fianna Fáil Taoisigh go.
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.
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.
'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.
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 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”.
'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”.