Saturday 22 July 2017

It's time for Ahern to tell us the truth

Before anybody gets carried away with the thought of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern becoming President, one should consider the following.

Mr Ahern was forced from office in the midst of a scandal regarding his personal finances, specifically relating to tax issues. His resignation was an admission of guilt that all was not well with the golden child of Fianna Fail.

As Taoiseach, it should be remembered that he presided over a country immersed in political scandal. His government looked after special interests above all else, such as giving myriad tax breaks to developers who have sunk the country along with the bankers.

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