Bertie Ahern

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 The remains of Mary Phelan (Jo Jo Dullard’s sister) arrive at the Church of the Holy Cross before her funeral. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

The search for Jo Jo Dullard will go on despite the death of her sister Mary Phelan, who was a tireless campaigner for justice for the missing woman, (...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe   has been emphasising the €200 million cost of public sector pay increases. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The argument about bringing new entrants in the public sector up to the same salary levels as those who were in employment before the economic crash h(...)

Former taoisaigh John Bruton, Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen at the Brexit conference in the Round Room next to Dublin’s Mansion House on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has warned the Government not to leave Brexit talks to the “evil hour” of late-night deadlines where it could be pressur(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he would consider running for the presidency if President Michael D Higgins does not seek a second term. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has dismissed speculation that former taoiseach Bertie Ahern might run for the presidency as the party’s candidate. (...)

‘I agreed to meet you on the Good Friday Agreement, we’ve done that, so I’m finished,’ Ahern says, before removing his microphone and walking off camera.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has walked out on an interview after he was questioned about the circumstances of his resignation in 2008. In an interv(...)

The sense that Leo Varadkar’s popularity could be the catalyst for a paradigm shift in Ireland’s post-crash politics is waning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The most obvious trend in opinion polls since the Government was formed almost two years ago was the growth in Fine Gael support. After a crushingly (...)

Site of the former Magdalen Laundry on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What do we do with Ireland’s institutional history? After the reports are issued, and the apologies made, how should Irish society and culture incorpo(...)

Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and Bill Clinton at a Belfast  event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Belfast  Agreement. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

It is one of the greatest political achievements that many of us will ever see, and there are many lessons to take from the 20th anniversary of the Be(...)

Bill Clinton and Tony Blair at Queen’s University on Tuesday, “signalling they were not there to cry over the agreement’s corpse”. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It could easily have turned into a wake. Instead, the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement struck surprisingly positive notes. The guest list al(...)

UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speak at an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement, in Belfast, on Tusday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The foolish remarks by British Brexit Secretary David Davis, suggesting that the Irish Government’s approach to Brexit was being strongly influenced b(...)

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