Fionnan Sheahan: The spirit of Haughey and Ahern lives on in Callely
IN SEEKING inspiration on how to buy time in his present difficulties, Ivor Callely didn't have to look too far. Callely has now questioned the judgment of the Seanad Committee on Members' Interests and the legitimacy of the Fianna Fail disciplinary inquiry examining his expenses claims.
His language in attacking the bodies enquiring into his personal affairs is a tried and trusted formula in Fianna Fail.
The tactic comes straight out of the form books of the senator's former constituency colleague, Charlie Haughey, and Callely's guardian angel, Bertie Ahern, in their dealings with the respective tribunals.