From left: Simon Coveney, Leo Varadkar, and Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness MEP
One of his own?
Earlier: A Limerick A Day
Dan Boyle: Phil The Fluter’s Other Ball
House of Commons
Belfast and Finchley “cannot be seen” as identical places constitutionally, the Exiting the European Union Committee heard today from Mr Ahern, a co-architect of the Good Friday Agreement.
“The argument that [parts of] Northern Ireland are precisely the same as Finchley is incorrect, it’s constitutionally incorrect as per the Good Friday Agreement and I think people need to understand that,” he said.
Former Taoiseach says Belfast and Finchley ‘not the same’ (Irish World)
Our Lady Queen of Heaven church, Dublin Airport.
Mourners, including from top: former Irish Olympic chief Pat Hickey, businessman Denis O’Brien and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the funeral mass of Mr Ahern’s former advisor Paddy Duffy.
Former taoisigh Bertie Ahern, John Bruton and Brian Cowen during the World Meeting of Families concert.
Leave them alone.
They were only obeying orders.
At St Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny where former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was interviewed by former RTE journalist David Davin-Power, as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
The ‘Change Makers’ and Bertie Ahern are scheduled for Kilkenny on Monday night
Free next Monday?
Johnny Keenan (him of the telly!) writes:
Kilkenny Arts festival, the oldest arts festival in the country begins today.
It has decided in its wisdom to have Bertie “Smoke and Daggers’ Ahern interviewed this Monday by David ‘Bottle of smoke’ Davin Power, up to very recently with RTÉ, in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny City.
This is not an artistic or cultural experience. Plus its €16/14
In contrast there is another event happening (free with suggested donation) next Monday at St Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall…
The question is which one is of most interest to you?
The Change Makers in Kilkenny
Last week: The Change Gang
The Dublin Wax Museum
The Mansion House, Dublin 2.
Former taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen at a conference covering the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and its future under Brexit.
The half-day conference, compered by Olivia O’Leary, focused on the role the Northern Ireland peace settlement has so far played in the Brexit negotiations.
It’s not a caption competition unless you insist.
Saturday: That Seemed To Go Well
Former Taoiseach John Bruton (left) joins the chat.