Credit where it is due -- and not due

Ahern handled the untying of the SF-IRA Gordian knot deftly, though some claims for his legacy go too far, writes John A Murphy

ON JUNE 26, 1997, during his acceptance speech as first-time Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern said: "If I can help to make Northern Ireland a kinder and gentler place over the next five years, I will be well pleased."