Sunday 26 February 2017

From Taoiseach to whipping boy

Is Bertie Ahern unfairly taking the flak for the nation's economic decline, asks Jody Corcoran

IN an episode of the three-part TV3 documentary, The Rise and Fall of Fianna Fail, Bertie Ahern says at one stage: "It is a right or wrong thing. People blame people."

It is all about context, of course. For Ahern, the context seems to be that he has become a lightning rod for the people's anger.

I say "seems" because I have not yet seen the episode in which he makes this remark. I have only seen the episode to be broadcast by TV3 at 10pm tomorrow night.

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