She’s beautiful, super-wealthy, influential... but TV3’s Celebrity Apprentice gaffer, Caroline Downey, is nursing a heartache.
Mon, 07 Oct, 2013
Bertie Ahern’s former partner, Celia Larkin, has graduated from the University of Limerick yesterday with a first-class honours degree in politics and international relations.
Sat, 31 Aug, 2013
Bertie Ahern’s former partner has said she is “desolate that the evidence of the man I once shared my life with” was not accepted by the Mahon Tribunal.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
A witness to Bertie Ahern’s 14 days of squirming in the witness box of the Mahon corruption probe, political correspondent Shaun Connolly delivers his damning verdict.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2012
Bertie Ahern lied when accounting for more than £215,000 of money lodged to bank accounts connected to him, the tribunal believes.
The Mahon tribunal rejected Bertie Ahern’s evidence on his banking and financial affairs.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
The country's biggest corruption inquiry has found former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern did not truthfully account for bank lodgements and savings totalling around IR£275,000.
The Mahon tribunal has found former taoiseach Bertie Ahern did not truthfully account for bank lodgements and savings totalling around IR£275,000.
The Mahon tribunal’s marathon trawl of finances uncovered more than a quarter of a million in unexplained lodgements into accounts linked to the former taoiseach.
BELEAGUERED Bertie Ahern was publicly told by his ex-partner Celia Larkin to “shut up” yesterday.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2011
The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he would be "appalled" if comments allegedly made by Bertie Ahern calling some party supporters "useless good-for-nothings" were true.
Thu, 01 Sep, 2011
CONTROVERSIAL claims by Bertie Ahern that some Fianna Fáil members were a “useless bunch of good for nothings” were rounded on by the party’s new leadership.
Tue, 08 Feb, 2011
MICHEÁL MARTIN tried to turn a lack of election promises into a virtue at the launch of his party’s manifesto.
COULD Fine Gael be overcompensating a little? Keen to dispel the notion that Enda is ducking a debate, the folk behind the party’s Facebook page are now throwing absolutely everything open to the floor.
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
I’M tempted to ring the Labour party and leave them a message.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
CELIA LARKIN, the former partner of ex-taoiseach Bertie Ahern walked away with just more than €14,000 last year for her membership of the board of the National Consumer Agency (NCA)
Wed, 14 Jul, 2010
CONSUMER champion Eddie Hobbs says he is willing to return to the National Consumer Agency on a no-fees basis if re-appointed by the Tánaiste Mary Coughlan.
Fri, 08 May, 2009
THE payment of a €25,000 bonus to National Consumer Agency (NCA) chief executive, Ann Fitzgerald, was strongly criticised yesterday by opposition politicians and former supermarket boss Ben Dunne.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2009
RYANAIR chief executive Michael O’Leary has called for the disbanding of the National Consumer Agency saying the money to fund it would be better spent on schools and hospital beds rather than “employing those plonkers”.
Thu, 28 Aug, 2008
FORMER taoiseach Bertie Ahern has denied any suggestion that he used a Manchester-based businessman Michael Wall as a front to buy his home in Dublin in the mid-1990s.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2008
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today recalled his surprise when a Manchester businessman handed him a briefcase stuffed with stg£30,000 in cash during a visit to Dublin.
Tue, 17 Jun, 2008
FORMER Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has defended telling the Mahon Tribunal earlier this year that he was unaware when his former partner, Celia Larkin, repaid a £30,000 loan to Fianna Fáil, even though he was in direct contact with her on the issue.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2008
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has told the Mahon Tribunal that the mysterious 'B/T account' was not opened for him and he never lodged money into it or took money out of it.
Fri, 06 Jun, 2008
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has begun his evidence to the Mahon Tribunal, the long-running anti-corruption inquiry.
Wed, 04 Jun, 2008
Celia Larkin has told the Planning Tribunal that she received a loan of IR£45,510 from Bertie Ahern prior to re-paying the loan she received from Fianna Fáil to purchase a house for her aunts in 1993.
Tue, 03 Jun, 2008
Bertie Ahern's former partner, Celia Larkin, is due back in the witness box at the Mahon Tribunal in Dublin today.
A £2,000 STERLING donation from a Manchester businessman to aid a Fianna Fáil election campaign ended up in a bank account specifically set up to fund refurbishment work on Bertie Ahern’s constituency office, it emerged yesterday.
Fri, 30 May, 2008
Manchester businessman Michael Wall has told the Mahon tribunal that there was no discussion of rent with Bertie Ahern before he bought a house, which the former Taoiseach rented from him in the 1990s, in Drumcondra, Dublin.
Thu, 29 May, 2008
A THREE-JUDGE High Court has begun hearing the challenge by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to the conduct by the Mahon Tribunal of its inquiries into certain banking transactions conducted through Mr Ahern’s account in 1993 and 1994.
Wed, 02 Apr, 2008
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today began a High Court challenge to limit the work of the Mahon Tribunal probing planning corruption in the 1990s.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2008
A CONSTANT in the Fianna Fáil defence of the money flying into Bertie Ahern’s bank accounts in the 1990s is that the sums involved were not very substantial.
Sat, 29 Mar, 2008
I AM slightly confused, maybe delusional. We are being asked to ratify the Lisbon Treaty in order to create the post of president of Europe for our current Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern.
Wed, 19 Mar, 2008
UNTIL recent weeks both treasurers in Bertie Ahern’s Dublin Central constituency did not know exactly how much was in the “B/T” account from which Celia Larkin was loaned IR£30,000, the Mahon Tribunal heard yesterday.
Sat, 15 Mar, 2008
IT WASN’T the most auspicious fresh start for a future taoiseach.
Fri, 14 Mar, 2008
FUNDS raised for the Fianna Fáil party were diverted into an account administered by businessman Tim Collins — the only signatory until earlier this year when two joint treasurers were appointed, the Mahon Tribunal heard yesterday.
The Mahon Tribunal has heard that there was more than IRE £28,000 in a Bertie Ahern election account two weeks after the 1992 general election.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2008
The Taoiseach's close friend Tim Collins is scheduled to give evidence to the Mahon Tribunal today.
Cowen runs the risk of being seen by the public as the principal apologist for Ahern (with the obvious exception of Martin Mansergh) if he continues to defend the indefensible.
Fri, 07 Mar, 2008
IS history about to be repeated?
EDUCATION Minister Mary Hanafin has admitted the £30,000 loan of Fianna Fáil funds to Celia Larkin was “irregular activity”.
Mon, 03 Mar, 2008
We have long moved on from the position of unfounded allegations and speculation.
Sat, 01 Mar, 2008
GREEN leader John Gormley last night greeted Bertie Ahern’s plan to stay in office until mid-2012 by saying, “it’s news to me”.
Fri, 29 Feb, 2008
UNDER fire Celia Larkin received words of comfort from an unexpected quarter yesterday.
PART of the Mahon Tribunal’s probe into Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s personal finances has been put back for two weeks.
MUCH of Charles Haughey’s financial need was caused by the requirement to keep his mistress Terry Keane in the style to which she had become accustomed.
The Taoiseach's close friend and political ally Tim Collins is due to give evidence to the Mahon Tribunal at Dublin Castle today.
Thu, 28 Feb, 2008
The Revenue Commissioners are reportedly set to investigate the IRL£30,000 loan paid to the Taoiseach's former partner Celia Larkin out of a Fianna Fáil constituency account.
FINE Gael leader Enda Kenny has branded Tánaiste Brian Cowen “an accomplice” to the “deceit” engaged in by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the Mahon Tribunal.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2008
Fine Gael TD Phil Hogan says the Tánaiste, Brian Cowen, will have to answer serious questions in the Dáil today about the Taoiseach's woes at the Mahon Tribunal.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2008
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