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  Department of the Taoiseach - Homepage
7-6-2007 Statement from An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, T.D. Taoiseach’s Statement on meeting with German Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Reinfeldt of Sweden
14-6-2007 Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern, T.D. in Dáil Éireann on Thursday, 14 June, 2007
BERTIE AHERN, TO THE JOINT HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT WESTMINSTER, 15 MAY, 2007 (audio version available)
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  Bertie Ahern - MSN Encarta
Bertie Ahern, born in 1951, Irish politician, leader of the Fianna Fáil party (1994- ), prime minister of Ireland (1997- ).
Ahern and Blair made clear their belief that a lasting peace in Northern Ireland could only be achieved through the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, placing them at odds with the province’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a powerful opponent of the agreement.
Ahern was faced with leading negotiations to draft a new EU constitution, regarded as essential for accommodating the ten new member states who joined the EU in May. A previous attempt to draft a constitution, in December 2003, had ended in failure.
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 Bertie Ahern information - Search.com
Ahern became a full member of Fianna Fáil at the age of 17 and in the 1969 General Election he once again helped in the election campaign in his constituency.
Ahern's first run for elected office was during the landslide 1977 General Election, when Fianna Fáil formed the most-recent single-party government with a 20-seat Dáil majority, the largest in Irish parliamentary history.
Ahern's revelation, whether deliberate or accidental, that the journalist was Jim Duffy, lead to the reluctant release of a portion of the original interview.
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 Ahern Bertie - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Ahern, Bertie (1951-), Irish politician, leader of the Fianna Fáil party (1994-), Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland (1997-).
Ahern, Bertie (quotations): Northern Ireland: It is an observable phenomemenon in Northern…
In the June 1997 general election the Fianna Fáil party, led by Bertie Ahern, won 77 of the 166 seats in the Dail.
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 Bertie Ahern
Bertie Ahern (born Bartholomew Patrick Ahern) is the tenth Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland.
Ahern also attended St. Patrick's National School in Drumcondra, St. Aidan's Christian Brothers in Whitehall, and Rathmines College of Commerce.
Bertie Ahern was elected to the Dáil Éireann in 1977, and in 1982 he became Minister of State for the Department of the Taoiseach and for Defense, also Chief Whip for the Fianna Fáil Government.
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 Bertie Ahern - Wiki Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ahern became a full member of Fianna Fáil at the age of 17 and in the 1969 General Election he once again helped in the election campaign in his constituency.
Ahern's first run for elected office was during the landslide 1977 General Election, when Fianna Fáil formed the most-recent single-party government with a 20-seat Dáil majority, the largest in Irish parliamentary history.
Ahern's revelation, whether deliberate or accidental, that the journalist was Jim Duffy, lead to the reluctant release of a portion of the original interview.
www.wiki.ie /wiki/Bertie_Ahern   (3929 words)

  
 Newsvine - bertie-ahern
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern was poised to extend a 10-year run in power that has seen Ireland's economy become the most dynamic in Europe, partial results from parliamentary elections showed Friday.
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said Tuesday he has received the results of a long-awaited investigation into car bombings that claimed 33 lives on one day in 1974 — the deadliest terrorist strike in Irish history.
Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair yesterday delivered a stark ultimatum to Northern Ireland political parties insisting that a deal by November was the "last chance for this generation to make this process work".
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 The Bertie Bowl: Bertie Ahern
Bertie Ahern was responding to opposition questions in the Dail on ways to tackle the spiralling cost of development land for housing.
Online.ie: "Bertie Ahern, says he never suspected there was corrupt practice in Government in the late 1980s.
In the Dail today Bertie Ahern was answering questions regarding the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings and why sensitive intelligence files were missing from the Department of Justice.
eirepreneur.blogs.com /the_bertie_bowl/bertie_ahern/index.html   (532 words)

  
 Euro2day :: Bertie Ahern calls Irish election for May 24
Bertie Ahern on Sunday called a general election for May 24, seeking a third term as Taoiseach, something not achieved since Eamon de Valera, the pre-eminent leader of post Independence Ireland, led the country uninterrupted for the period 1932-48.
Fianna Fail is widely expected to make Mr Ahern the centre of its campaign, hoping to contrast the Taoiseach's experience with that of Mr Kenny, who although he has been a Dail member since 1975, has served just once as minister in John Bruton's Rainbow coalition in 1995-97 when he was in charge of tourism.
Mr Ahern on the other hand also seems intent on making Northern Ireland – and his role in achieving the breakthrough there - an election issue, despite some polling evidence that it is a turn-off for many ordinary voters.
www.euro2day.gr /articlesfna/33677701   (1273 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: NewsMaker: Bertie Ahern -- March 17, 2000
BERTIE AHERN: Well, I think we've had five years on the issue of disarmament, saying to the IRA that if there they were to be part of the system of government, disarmament had to be a central part of it.
BERTIE AHERN: Well, I think they won't accept that the arms issue is not clear, that they need absolute clarity of what's going to happen.
BERTIE AHERN: Well, you know, I think the answer to that is fairly simple, because we can base it on the experience over the last 30 years.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/europe/jan-june00/ahern_3-17.html   (1872 words)

  
 CNN - Bertie Ahern
The 45-year-old Ahern is the youngest Taoiseach (Gaelic for prime minister) Ireland has had, and was described once by his mentor, Charles Haughey, as "the best, the most skillful, the most devious and the most cunning."
Brought up in a working class Dublin suburb, Ahern is the son of a man who fought with the IRA in the war of independence and then became a staunch member of the party Ahern now leads, Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny).
A political commentator says Ahern is affable, practical and well-liked, "although people aren't sure of his competence" when it comes to the economy.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9804/10/n.ireland.profiles/ahern/ahern.html   (240 words)

  
 Bertie Ahern gets a pie in the face in Sligo town protest
Bertie went on to block traffic, cause a disturbance, and otherwise intimidate the local residents, before returning to the cake free safety of his Dublin retreat.
Ahern and others in positions of power (regardless of party) are respected automatically without having to do anything to earn that respect.
Ahern is as Taoiseach, responsible for the Common Agricultural Policy, which along with motorways was a crucial part of Adolf Hitler's plan for European domination.
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 Bertie Ahern - South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ahern became a member of Fianna Fáil at the; age of 17 and in the 1969 General Election he helped in the election campaign in his constituency.
Ahern's revelation, whether deliberate or accidental, that the journalist was Jim Duffy, lead to the reluctant release of a portion of the original interview.
Ahern said there would now be a change in the ethics law requiring office holders offered a gift from friends to consult the Standards in Public Office Commission[8] and to accept their ruling.
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 Ireland's Bertie Ahern Triumphs | AP | 05/26/2007   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern appeared on course to extend his 10-year run in power as partial election results Friday pointed his Fianna Fail party toward its sixth election in a row.
Ahern said his only goal now was "to command a stable government for a five-year term.
Ahern is already the second-longest-serving prime minister in Irish history behind the founder of Fianna Fail, Eamon de Valera, who won seven elections from 1932 to 1957.
www.philly.com /philly/wires/ap/news/world/20070526_ap_irelandsbertieaherntriumphs.html   (832 words)

  
 Bertie Ahern Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Ahern was one of the major engineers of the so-called "Irish Miracle" that, over the span of a decade, helped to shift the focus and balance of trade on the island from an emphasis on mostly agrarian and cottage industries to that of a noted industrial and technological exporter.
Ahern was born Bartholomew Ahern on September 12, 1951, in Dublin, Ireland.
Ahern's father was a farmer who had joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the early 1920s when Ireland was fighting for its independence from England.
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 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Profile: Bertie Ahern
Patrick Bartholomew Ahern was born in September 1951 and brought up in the working-class Dublin suburb of Drumcondra to a father who served during the 1919-1921 War of Independence from Britain and the bitter civil war which followed.
Mr Ahern transformed the labour ministry from a low-profile department to a key player in economic reform, hammering out deals with the trade unions and achieving a national economic agreement designed to give the Tiger its claws.
Mr Ahern became leader of Fianna Fail in 1994 and, after a period in opposition, took his party into a new coalition government with the PD in 1997.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/5398736.stm   (790 words)

  
 Bertie Ahern - Politics.ie Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ahern claims to have studied in UCD but the college has no record of his attendance.
He was married to Miriam Ahern but the couple formally seperated in 1992.
Brother of Noel Ahern, Fianna Fáil Dáil Deputy for Dublin North West since 1992 and of Maurice Ahern (Dublin), Fianna Fáil member of Dublin City Council.
www.politics.ie /wiki/index.php?title=Bertie_Ahern   (253 words)

  
 Ahern, Bertie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He became head of Fianna Fáil in 1994 and was leader of the opposition until 1997, when he succeeded John Bruton as prime minister, heading a Fianna Fáil–Progressive Democrat coalition.
Ahern helped to broker a cease-fire by the Irish Republican Army, and in 1998 he and others (including Britain’s Tony Blair and America’s George Mitchell) brokered a peace agreement in Northern Ireland.
Ahern also has increased the republic’s influence in Northern Ireland.
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 Bertie Ahern: Still the Teflon Taoiseach? - Independent Online Edition > Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ireland's Bertie Ahern is toughing out the biggest crisis of his career after admitting he accepted payments from associates.
Mr Ahern's television interview was generally view-ed as a bravura performance in which he spoke of his marriage break-up as "a dark, sad time" which had eaten up his savings as he made provision for his wife and children.
Mr Ahern made an uncertain start in responding to the allegations, describing the figures quoted by the paper as "off the wall" when they have since been shown to be accurate.
news.independent.co.uk /europe/article1768823.ece   (1154 words)

  
 Peter Preston Demonstrates Against Bertie Ahern - Indymedia Ireland
His dispute with Bertie Ahern lies in the fact that he feels that Mr Ahern has not done enough, either in his role as local representative or as the country's political leader, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a serious attack on Mr Preston's daughter, in a public house in Drumcondra.
The pub, which was known as a den of underage drinking, was the scene of an incident in which the young girl had a glass smashed in her face.
Bertie Ahern is the Taoiseach, yes in an overall sence he's responsible for crime.
indymedia.ie /article/80527   (914 words)

  
 Mr. Popularity | TIME
As Bertie Ahern kicks off his campaign for elections expected within weeks, he remains startlingly popular for a man seeking a third consecutive term.
A man of simple tastes, Ahern says his biggest indulgence is "a ticket to some good football match." Yet he is anything but a simple man. Quick on his feet and with a speedy grasp of policy, he's also a consummate politician.
Ahern claims Ireland's economy has attained "critical mass": around 1,000 multinational companies have substantial operations located there, and for now life is sweet, with gdp growth of 5% expected this year.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,1614940,00.html   (1061 words)

  
 'political quote': Bertie Ahern's 138% pay rise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bertie is chuckling not only because his friends gave him €50,000 and 25 businessmen in Manchester gave him €8,000 but because he has given himself a 138% pay rise over the last 10 years.
Bertie's salary has risen from €112,159 when he first took office on 1 January, 1997, to €266,492.
Bertie V Vincent A journalist tackles Bertie Aher...
politicalquote.blogspot.com /2007/01/bertie-aherns-138-pay-rise.html   (374 words)

  
 News (26/09/06) - Bertie Ahern's financial scandal
Many are wondering how could Bertie Ahern get such an endorsement only days after he was exposed for taking €60,000 from businessmen when he was Minister of Finance in 1993.
The payments made Ahern beholden to particular businessmen but the crucial issue was the payments reflected that big business looks after their politicians and these rightwing politicians look after big business, again and again and at the expense of working class people.
If in an appropriate way the real price of Ahern’s corruption had been brought out, the opposition could have weakened the government significantly and a majority could have been won to the position that Ahern and his government should go.
www.socialistparty.net /pub/news/bertiegatesv26-10-06.html   (1760 words)

  
 Bertie Ahern | The Huffington Post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Outgoing Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is aiming for a third term in office while the Opposition's Alliance for Change hopes to end a decade of Fianna Fail rule.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is aiming for a third term in office while the Opposition's Alliance for Change alternative hopes to end a decade of Fianna Fail rule.
Ahern, the Irish Premier, and Tony Blair, the outgoing British prime minister who has made plain his intention to include the resolution of the Northern Ireland conflict as part of his political legacy, were at Stormont castle to witness the swearing-in of...
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 Bertie Ahern plays trump card again - himself | U.S. | Reuters
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's appeal as a beer-supping soccer fan and man-of-the people looked undiminished on Friday as he headed for a third successive five-year term that only a week ago looked far from assured.
"It was a Bertie Ahern election and he won it for us," said Mary O'Rourke, a Fianna Fail senator and member of one of Ireland's best known political dynasties.
An accountant by profession, Ahern was first elected to the Dail (parliament) in 1977 and quickly became a protege of three-times premier Charles Haughey, whose legacy would later be overshadowed by illegal financial dealings.
www.reuters.com /article/newsOne/idUSL2553263120070525   (515 words)

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