As Bertie faces Banking Inquiry, the Drumcondra Mafia will root for him
Some who know Bertie Ahern say he is embittered at his treatment. But says Shane Coleman, Ahern still has the support of his old lieutenants
Published 12/07/2015 | 02:30
It was almost like old times for Fianna Fail in Dublin Central. They gathered last Monday week at Glasnevin Cemetery's Republican plot to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa.
The chieftain of the legendary Drumcondra cumann that bore the name of the fabled Fenian was in his element. They had come in their hundreds. He and his entourage could still draw a crowd.
As Íar-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern addressed the throng, he looked out at many familiar faces. His brother Maurice. Chris Wall. Liam Cooper. Paddy 'the Plasterer' Reilly. Des Richardson.