Bertie Ahern

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Fagan’s pub. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? You’d be hard pressed to find a leafy suburban neighbourhood feel this close to Dublin city centre. The area is friendly and(...)

Taoiseach Garret FtizGerald and  British prime minister Margaret Thatcher signing  the Anglo-Irish agreement. “We will have to work with the British and they with us to get out of the present unfortunate situation.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Through years spent operating at the top of Anglo-Irish relations, Irish ex-diplomat Séan Ó hUigínn detected what he sees as a curious gap in British (...)

Miriam O’Callaghan shows that for all her famed one-on-one interviewing skills, she’s in her element hosting current affairs conversations.

A politician, a journalist and an academic walk into a room. To most people, this may sound like the opening line of a bad joke, but Miriam O’Callagha(...)

‘Swap a hurl for a cricket bat, the word “Brussels” for “Dublin”, and Boris Johnson would be right at home in a back bar in south Kerry, waging a derisory finger at “them up in Dublin” with one hand and knocking back a pint with the other.’ Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

“I’ve seen it over the years, the more intellectual they are, the more work they don’t want to do.” It reads like a Brexit rallying-cry, like when Mi(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern spoke with UN secretary general António Guterres in New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Evan Schneider/Flickr

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern on Wednesday stressed to the UN the need for focus on maintaining peace in Papua New Guinea after an independence refere(...)

Carlow developer Seán Dunne made an offer to Bertie Ahern in an email that emerged in the recent US court case taken by Mr Dunne’s bankruptcy trustee against the developer and his wife, Gayle Killilea. Photograph: Douglas Healey

Property developer Sean Dunne offered former taoiseach Bertie Ahern a €1 million commission in 2010 if he helped him find a Chinese buyer for his hote(...)

Carmel McDonnell Byrne at the Christine Buckley Centre for Education and Support offices in Dublin city centre ahead of her retirement on May 30th. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

For years Carmel McDonnell Byrne was the woman behind Christine Buckley, a quiet figure who has fought many battles over 20 years in the cause of thos(...)

The Sport Ireland Institute’s High Performance Unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sport is about dreaming. Bertie Ahern understood that. Looking back now his dream of the “Bertie Bowl” was almost given life, but instead became a sym(...)

Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh dancing with party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Away from the bright sunlight, deep in the gloomy windowless interior of Loughrea Mart, we pass the cattle and sheep rings and arrive at an ante-room.(...)

President Michael D Higgins, his wife, Sabina, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales at Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Himself and Herself are over again. At this rate, Charles and Camilla will have those precious Irish passports in the bag before Brexit gets a chanc(...)

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