Taoiseach from 1997 until 2008. Ahern resigned from the position of Taoiseach in 2008, but retained his Dáil seat, after questions were raised about his finances. He decided not to contest the 2011 General Election and to retire from politics.
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 9 November, 2013
Everyone’s talking about Martin O’Neill, property tax refunds and hitting Bertie with a crutch.
The man who attacked the former Taoiseach was arrested by gardaí.
Good morning, it’s the weekend. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.
# bertie-ahern - Sunday 13 October, 2013
Let’s take a nostalgic* look back at what Charlie McCreevy had in store for us ten years ago. We all partied. Apparently.
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 2 October, 2013
Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 25 September, 2013
Yes, it was an actual campaign for Ógra Fianna Fáil membership. Yes, it’s for sale. Yes, it would be perfect for your living room.
# bertie-ahern - Friday 20 September, 2013
*The sporting commentators’ cupboard that is.
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 31 August, 2013
The momentous city v culchie debates of our time.
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 28 August, 2013
The former taoiseach has given an interview to TG4 which is due to air next week.
# bertie-ahern - Monday 26 August, 2013
Serious question, writes Paul Allen. If we do not learn from our mistakes and more readily embrace the knowledge of those that have made them, we will always be prone to repeating the errors of the past.
We imagine things won’t be as amicable as yesterday if Bertie’s Dublin make it to Croker in September.
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 31 July, 2013
The longest-running inquiry in the history of the State has concluded its report – these were some of the names it focused on.
Here’s everything you need to know to get to grips with the planning and permission tribunal of inquiry, which published its final chapter this morning.
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 27 July, 2013
The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 13 July, 2013
The former European Affairs Minister gave a wide-ranging interview to Marian Finucane on RTÉ Radio this morning. Here’s what she had to say…
# bertie-ahern - Friday 12 July, 2013
Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.
# bertie-ahern - Thursday 27 June, 2013
The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
The former Taoiseach was not present as Dublin Circuit Civil Court was informed of the settlement.
# bertie-ahern - Monday 17 June, 2013
Enda Kenny insisted that Ireland was making positive progress on its EU/IMF bailout amid reports of a scathing assessment from the European Commission on certain reforms.
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 15 June, 2013
A look back at G8 summits in years gone by.
# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 30 April, 2013
Bertie’s going to be a pops again.
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 10 April, 2013
After almost two years of talks – and 17 hours past the deadline – the historic document was signed by Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair.
On this date 15 years ago, the Good Friday Agreement was signed. While we have come along way, we shouldn’t take the peace we have for granted, writes Ben English.
# bertie-ahern - Friday 29 March, 2013
It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 27 March, 2013
A Fianna Fáil senator comes out in defence of Enda Kenny after his inclusion in a Labour ‘get out the vote’ leaflet.
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 27 February, 2013
Many of which include Bertie Ahern…
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 16 February, 2013
The Fianna Fáil leader said he had a “good chat” with his predecessor at a recent funeral but neither Cowen nor Bertie Ahern have any input to party policy.
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 30 January, 2013
Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.
# bertie-ahern - Sunday 13 January, 2013
Fianna Fáil’s poll bounce isn’t a definitive comeback – but we shouldn’t write them off, writes Gary Murphy.
# bertie-ahern - Monday 24 December, 2012
Unlike 2011 this was not a year of any seismic shifts in Irish politics but there were plenty of stand-out moments which will have repercussions going into next year and most of them involved one man…
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 22 December, 2012
In the fallout from the Mahon Tribunal report, the trustees agreed to sign the building over.
# bertie-ahern - Tuesday 27 November, 2012
The musical based on Celtic Tiger excesses and the fall of Anglo Irish bank has been running at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this month.
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 24 November, 2012
# bertie-ahern - Wednesday 7 November, 2012
All pensions over €100,000 a year should be subject to a levy of 10 per cent, rising to 25 per cent on pensions over €500,000, says Colm Keaveney TD.
# bertie-ahern - Friday 2 November, 2012
American broadcaster Max Keiser has set up an online fund to bring ‘ANGLO: The Musical’ to New York or Boston.
# bertie-ahern - Thursday 1 November, 2012
Don’t despair though, the Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen puppets aren’t going anywhere.
# bertie-ahern - Saturday 20 October, 2012
The former Fianna Fáil minister gave a frank and entertaining interview to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show last night.
# bertie-ahern - Thursday 16 August, 2012
And why doesn’t Bertie Ahern wear sun cream…
# bertie-ahern - Monday 6 August, 2012
The former taoiseach may have left the party in the wake of damning findings by the Mahon Tribunal but a glowing profile on the Fianna Fáil website remains.