Bertie's 'political rebirth' could impact upon the party's own tricky efforts at reinvention
Has Bertie Ahern done his time? And just how bad was his crime in the first place?
His old Dublin Central party organisation believe Mr Ahern, forced to resign from Fianna Fáil in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal in 2012, should be invited to rejoin.
His resignation preceded a signal from the party leader, Micheál Martin, that he would move to have him expelled.