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Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald at the funeral of Chris Wall, Mr Ahern’s friend and advisor for four decades, at St Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, Dublin on January 4

This morning.

Via Irish Times Letters:

Regarding Pat Leahy’s article mentioning the funeral of my brother Chris Wall (“Is a half-embrace at a funeral a sign that Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil will cosy up together?”, for the record, Mary Lou McDonald was there as a neighbour and Bertie Ahern as a long-time friend.

My brother’s funeral was not the forum for any political purpose.

Patricia Keeley


Dublin 6W.

Irish Times Letters


This afternoon.

Dublin 7.

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and former taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern  at the funeral of Mr Ahern’s closest advisor Chris Wall at St Peter’s Church. Mr Wall, who worked with Mr Ahern and Fianna Fáil for more than four decades, died after a long illness.

Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews

From left:  Simon Coveney, Leo Varadkar, and Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness MEP

One of his own?

But who?


Earlier: A Limerick A Day

Dan Boyle: Phil The Fluter’s Other Ball


Good times.

Yesterday: They Never Thought He’d End Up Here



Good times.


This morning.

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)



Croke Park.

Former taoisigh Bertie Ahern, John Bruton and Brian Cowen during the World Meeting of Families concert.


Leave them alone.

They were only obeying orders.

Pic; Hetty/Hulton

Last night.

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?

In Kilkenny?

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