Minister for Justice, Equality, and Law Reform Dermot Ahern of Ireland

This picture has been released into the public domain
Dermot Ahern was born in Drogheda, County Louth in 1955.
Ahern is also a former chairman of Rock Celtic soccer club.
Ahern was born into a family that had no association with party politics whatsoever.
Ahern was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1987 general election and has retained his seat ever since.
Ahern was a staunch Haughey loyalist who supported the embattled leader throughout the leadership challenge and was rewarded by receiving promotion to the post of Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip.
Ahern was simultaneously appointed to the position of Minister of State at the Department of Defence.
In 1997 Ahern was sent to London to check out rumours that another senior party member, Ray Burke, had received a payment from Joseph Murphy.
Since that episode Ahern has taken a strong stance on the issue political corruption in Ireland - being the only member of government and Fianna Fáil to publicly call for an end to the link between business and politics with an outright ban of corporate and trade union donations to political parties.
Following the 1997 general election a Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats came to power and Ahern was appointed Minister for Community, Social Family Affairs.
Following the return of the government at the 2002 general election Ahern was appointed Minister for Communications, Marine Natural Resources.
Ahern has spoken of the 'Third Phase' in Irish foreign policy which he calls "Active Neutrality.
More recently Ahern has announced the establishment of an Irish Volunteer Corps and a Rapid Response Corps which would harness existing expertise amongst the Irish public to assist in the developing world.
Ahern is also a committed environmentalist who, for many years has recycled and composted all domestic waste and has stated that, in foreign policy terms, 'the single greatest, economic, environmental, geopolitical issue now facing US is climate change.
As Foreign Minister, Ahern has been heavily involved in the Northern Ireland peace process.
As Foreign Minister Ahern has also lead a national campaign to secure a path to permanent residency for the 25,000 to 50,000 undocumented Irish citizens resident in the United States.
Ahern was the first government Minister to call for a constitutional referendum on the issues arrising from the supreme court decision on statutory rape, five months before it became government policy.
Following his appointment as minister responsible for equality, it was reported that Ahern had in 1993 voted against the legislation of homosexuality.
Following his appointment as minister responsible for equality, Ahern has refused to be drawn on this matter and has not given an answer as to whether he still holds those opinions.
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said he would bring up the issue of the Castleisland Bypass with his colleague Noel Dempsey.
MINISTER FOR Justice Dermot Ahern has challenged Sinn Féin to give the Government a bit of a hand by repatriating some of the alleged €250 million the party has stashed away in US banks.
Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has said new legislation aimed at improving the criminal justice system’s treatment of victims and their families will be enacted in twelve months.
Dermot Ahern has apologized profusely to the Somali woman who was granted refugee status in 2004.
Following a cabinet reshuffle in 2004 Ahern received the coveted position of Minister for Foreign Affairs, thus becoming the first Louth TD to hold that position since Frank Aiken in the 1960s.
Shortly into his tenure in April 2005 Ahern was appointed one of four special envoys for United Nations reform by the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan.
20 Jan 'To the Nations of the World ; Greetings.
There's never been any investigation of a US plane on Irish soil, because Dermot Ahern says "we accept the categoric assurances of a sovereign nation, of a sovereign friendly nation.
Map of rendition routes across Europe - with Shannon included Dermot Ahern has today again denied that Shannon is being used by the CIA for its toture rendition flights.
Ahern has already rubbished this report - but isnt it time he gave this report some measure of credence for the amount of investigative work that has been done by the Council of Europe? It will doubtlessly be dismissed by governments in the pay of the US, and by the US themselves (who have consistently lied in the four and a half years of the War On Terror.
If Dermot Ahern is serious about democracy and accountability, there needs to be regular inspections of the US planes landing at Shannon.
by radical jonny Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:49 radicaljonny at yahoo dot ie"If Dermot Ahern is serious about democracy and accountability.
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern described the Green Party as "a bit facile" after it suggested that some of the 20 junior minister posts should be cut.
FOR Justice Dermot Ahern has signalled that fewer people will be recruited to the Garda this year than previously planned because of the weakened Government finances.
In a series of answers to parliamentary questions, Mr Ahern said that intakes to.
However Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said reducing the number of junior ministers would only be a cosmetic exercise.
An order by Justice Minister Dermot Ahern was granted to exhume a body buried at the cemetery last May It followed.
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern has also described the suggestion as "facile.
that the number of Ministers of State should be cut, while Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern was dismissive of the idea, saying it was facile to suggest that such cuts.
Launching the report yesterday, Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern said the survey indicated that while there was a consistent prevalence of abuse, there.
Earlier, Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern had been dismissive of the idea, saying it was facile to suggest that such.
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said that �everything is on the table� as he painted a bleak picture of.
The contest to succeed Bertie Ahern is under way in Fianna Fil and although Brian Cowen is by far the leading contender, he is not alone and events could derail what seems an effortless succession.
First, Ahern is a government minister, not just a Fianna Fail TD, and as a government minister he has a responsibility to address the concerns of all nationalists in the north.
The Irish government may have spoken privately through the British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat but some political input is required and it has not been forthcoming from Ahern.
Ahern is a 26-county politician for whom politics stops at the border of his Louth constituency.
Answer: Ambassador Reiss and Foreign Minister Ahern had an excellent meeting that included a discussion of Northern Ireland and the status of the peace process there, as well as other international issues.
Minister Dermot Ahern has never published anything to this or any other blog on Blogdrive.
ARTICLES RELATED TO Dermot AhernDermot Ahern: Encyclopedia II - Dermot Ahern - Ministerial PerformanceAhern is generally described as being an excellent minister.
In April 2005 Ahern was appointed one of four special envoys for United Nations reform by the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan.
Ahern has been a Teachta Dála since 1977 and currently represents the constituency of Dublin Central.
Justice Dermot Ahern has denied rumours of a rift between the Taoiseach and the Minister for Finance over how to cut government spending.
We are now well into a period of what Nuala OFaolain termed speakings out, that it the public disclosure of sexual stories (good and bad ones), and I just think that Ahern is just out of touch about sexuality and sexual politics while Marie is right to raise concerns, I think theres no way FF can turn back the clock.
I think they will wither away regardless.
Mick, I'd suggest Dermot Ahern was thinking about more recent comments.
Ahern is scheduled to hold talks with Mr Gusmao and opposition leader Mari Alkatiri of the Fretilin party.
Dermot Christopher Ahern is a senior Irish Fianna Fáil politician who currently serves as the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Ahern has been a Teachta Dála for Louth since 1987.
WikipediaBorn:1955Related Searches:Dermot Christopher AhernMember of the 30th DáilIrish Minister for Foreign Affairsfrom County LouthMinister for Foreign AffairsFianna FáilTeachta DálaLouthwindsurferIrish Fianna Fáil Party politicianTeachtaí DálaMember of the 29th DáilIrishMember of the 28th DáilMember of the 27th DáilMember of the 26th DáilSee moreNews About Dermot AhernDermot Ahern had 3 news items on Live Search NewsAhern warns of 'drastic' Government decisionsdocument.
write(humane_date("2009-01-13 15:24:17"))Ahern denies rumours of rift over spending cutsdocument.
write(humane_date("2009-01-13 11:49:32"))See More Dermot Ahern had a news item on Live Search NewsSunday Business Post | Irish Business Newsdocument.
write(humane_date("2009-01-12 08:51:46"))Dermot Ahern had a news item on Live Search NewsOne man dead, one critically injured in Dublin shootingdocument.