No artistic merit in Bertie's book
Published 08/01/2010 | 05:00
I read with disbelief the reports that the Revenue Commissioners have granted former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern tax-free status, under the artists' exemption scheme, for earnings from his autobiography (Irish Independent, January 6).
Under the criteria set out for writers in this scheme, it states: "It will be granted to a work that is original and creative and is generally recognised as having cultural or artistic merit."
Is someone having a laugh?