Wednesday 22 May 2019

Ahern facing second day of questions at Mahon Tribunal

The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern is facing another day of questioning at the Mahon Tribunal today about his personal finances in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The inquiry is investigating bank lodgements made by Mr Ahern and money he received from friends and businessmen.

Yesterday, he spent four-and-a-half hours in the witness box, during which he accused lawyers for the tribunal of trying to stitch him up.

His lawyers claim the tribunal is putting together an elaborate, fanciful story to discredit Mr Ahern, who rejected their proposed scenario and said it was unbelievable.

The Taoiseach also defended the fact that he didn't have a bank account during the time he was Minister for Labour and Minister for Finance, saying he didn't consider it unusual.

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