The Blair Chair..

Newly re-elected Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has announced that the Irish Government is to provide an endowment of £5million to fund a professorship at the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool – The Blair Chair of Irish Studies.. [Better make sure the lid’s tightly screwed down on that past then – Ed]

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said: “It is a fitting way to mark Blair’s immense and historic contribution in helping bring peace to Ireland.”