Sam Smyth: Watch out FF, Ahern won't be only one to flee politics
Published 01/12/2010 | 05:00
Although he had told the Taoiseach last year that he would not stand at the next general election, Dermot Ahern seriously considered running again last month.
The Fianna Fail minister was taken completely by surprise by Gerry Adams' decision to run in Louth and his instinctive reaction was to face down the Sinn Fein leader.
Like others who sat in the hot seat at the Department of Justice he is deeply suspicion of the Shinners and as TD for Louth he was offended by their presumptions in his constituency.