Regarding that matter of His Excellency and how one might refer to a former Taoiseach.
I asked the Government Press Office
Former Taoisigh don’t have titles and are not referred to as “your excellency”. On printed matter and by way of introduction they are referred to as Former Taoiseach.
Grand so we are now clear on the matter. Over to you Bertie. Sorry I mean Former Taoiseach.
Later this month in Cardiff a group calling itself the Interaction Council will launch a book of papers by former world leaders offering ‘authoritative insights into topics from the Middle East and denuclearization of Korea to the water crisis and the future of energy.’
The InterAction Council (IAC) is a 30 year old association pooling the expertise of world leaders and speaking out on issues of vital importance to the world community and the community of world leaders alike.
The launch will be moderated by the ‘Rt. Hon. the Baroness Margaret Jay of Paddington, former leader, UK House of Lords and joined by H.E. Mr. Bertie Ahern, former Prime Minister of Ireland.’
Wonder what his chapter is about. Wouldn’t be Water would it? Probably achieving peace in Northern Ireland though as it’s one of those subjects he used to get up to $40k a time speaking about when he was on that Speakers Bureau before he didn’t speak for them anymore. Otherwise known as before the Mahon report.
If you would like to refresh your memory on Bertie Earners… click away.
He once was lost – but now is found and arrested facing 33 charges seeking his extradition.
Yes that is former solicitor Michael Lynn singing. Really. He was a specialist subject of mine some years ago. It’s a long story but he has his own subject category on the blog which you can search through.
(Link to track on soundcloud for those who cannot see the player.)
If you want to hear more the Full CD can be played on a flash player here. There’s a lot of coming home tunes.