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?”
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Where do I get those pills that bertie & blair take, y’know the ones that keep
ye f’pn deluded. Darknet or somewhere?
All them politician in the HQ of An Taisce, they might learn a bit about the environment
looks like bertie’s run for the Áras is starting.
does he not know that a lot of people want him flayed alive ?
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..
A morphing of politics. But we all knew that already!
I thought Leinster House was a festival of politics
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.
€7.50 to listen to Bertie Ahern?
Contrived carefully scripted “debate”…
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.
Speaking of which, the LJG approach worked eventually!
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
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….”
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….