The speech of his life

Irish Independent
May 1, 2008

Bertie Ahern made the speech of his life in Washington yesterday. It was a great occasion, full of meaning. He rose to the occasion. For any statesman, and for the country he represents, an invitation to address a joint session of the United States Houses of Congress is an enviable distinction. For Mr Ahern, it was a time for emotion too: the culmination of his “lap of honour” before his retirement as Taoiseach and the celebration of a triumph in which the Americans had an important share. more