Monday 19 February 2018

His whole life was politics. It dictated his every move

Celia Larkin believes her former partner should have quit office after the Good Friday Agreement

I NEVER believed Bertie Ahern was corrupt. If I thought he was corrupt, I would never have stayed with him as long as I did. The Bertie I knew would never have been a puppet politician, or beholden to anyone.

Fianna Fail might as well have yellow crime scene tape around it at the moment. The media are doing inquests with as much enthusiasm as if the party was dead. Which it isn't. But -- having been the then Taoiseach's partner, at the cusp of what was going on for the first eight years of Bertie Ahern's term as leader of Fianna Fail and a party activist since 1976 -- I'm being asked questions.

What went wrong, who was to blame? Was it Brian Cowen or Charlie McCreevy or Bertie Ahern?

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