Bertie Ahern

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Laura Whitmore: From a family of strong women

In theory, an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? is only ever as good as the charisma factor of the person doing the digging. And the British and Am(...)

Bertie Ahern in 1991. Photo: Getty Images).

Perhaps, as he says, beliefs are “moulded into the DNA”, or maybe a lifetime in politics sustaining only mild abrasions has taught him never to be cau(...)

Cantillon’s favourite apology was one of Bertie Ahern’s when asked whether an overdependence on construction and property was one of the things he was apologising for.

Sorry may be the hardest word to say, but it may also be the hardest word to hear or maybe accept when it comes to the decade-old banking crisis, acco(...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has stuck to his position that any talks on a successor to the confidence-and-supply deal must wait until after the budget. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Micheál Martin insists he won’t talk about it until after the October 9th budget, but it is likely to be the main topic of conversation among his TDs (...)

Blue Elf Inc Ltd, owned by comedian Mario Rosenstock, paid €118,663.80 for under declaring income tax, social insurance and the universal social charge.

Companies linked to comedian Mario Rosenstock and promoter Denis Desmond made six-figure deals with the Revenue Commissioners, according to the latest(...)

Barry Jones with daughters Molly (L), Cara (C), Elsie (R), and his father Frank with their homemade scarecrow.

The lawn in the front garden of Lisa Connolly’s home on Clonliffe Road in Drumcondra has been drawing crowds in recent days. A family of diehard Dubs(...)

  Pope Francis  receiving a bouquet of flowers from a daughter of  Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney  at Dublin airport. Photograph: EPA

Clerical sex abuse was addressed “frankly” by the Taoiseach and Pope Francis in their speeches but there had to be “follow-through” to identify those (...)

Helen Waldron: “What they look upon as my skill is mercurial, the ability to walk into a room, engage and interact, and that’s absolutely based on being Irish and female.”

Sydney-based Helen Waldron got a surprise near the end of her time at Loreto College, Foxrock. “To my horror, at our last assembly, they called me up(...)

George Mitchell calls on political leaders in Northern Ireland to demonstrate courage and resolve to end the political logjam. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It would be an “immense tragedy” if the political process were to fail 20 years after the Belfast Agreement, former US Senator George Mitchell warned (...)

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