A Festival Of Talks About Talks


This morning.

Tailors’ Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8

The launch of Dublin’s inaugural Festival of Politics, which will take place at the Back Lane Parliament on November 22-26.

Top from left Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell TD and former Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt with student “protestors” (back from left) Ciara Brady, Ania Schuler and Iria Insua.

Mr Ahern and Mr Nesbitt will take to the stage during the festival to debate  “A United People – A Divided Island?”

Festival of Politics

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

15 thoughts on “A Festival Of Talks About Talks


    Where do I get those pills that bertie & blair take, y’know the ones that keep
    ye f’pn deluded. Darknet or somewhere?

      1. dav

        the supporters of the civil war parties will vote for their respective donkeys on the sole basis that it’s not “the other sides’ donkey”. Bertie can count on a core 20% vote before he opens the door of his/FF mysteriously unsold St Luke’s office in Drumcondra..

    1. wellness

      Can we send some BS intern out to do a roll-call of all attendees. “Bingo” for any councillor spotted in a cheap suit and brown shoes.

  2. Sheik Yahbouti

    I call upon all right thinking people to simply boycott this ludicrous and insulting waffle. Don’t attend ; don’t tweet about it (even critically); don’t comment on ANY social media about it; boycott any print media which publishes or advertises about it. That will scupper these shameless attempts at relevance by those people.

  3. LW

    I would’ve hoped that one of the few things which united us as people was a desire to see the back of Bertie Ahern

    1. bobsyerauntie

      How can Kate O Connell stand beside Bertie Ahern grinning like it’s completely normal to parade at a photo-shoot with one of the most despised people in Ireland? How weird..

      Did she miss the Mahon Tribunal? and the findings of that tribunal?

      “…The Mahon Tribunal ruled on Thursday that former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern received $276,000 in secret payments while in office. According to the findings, Ahern repeatedly lied about the secret payments he received while under oath. Ahern, however, was not found guilty of corruption after it couldn’t be proven that he gave favors to any of his cash donors when he was finance minister in the 1990s….”


      1. Digs

        Kate O’Connell is a profoundly inept public employee. She’s a busybodied shopkeeper from Rathgar who somehow managed to convince a portion of her neighbors that she knew something of the political process. She is is riding her ridiculous luck, and will most likely have to return back behind her shop counter after the next general election. Perhaps she could carry the her other politically inept neighbor, Josepha Madigan with her. I am not a fan of either….

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