Wednesday 15 August 2018

'We were a war cabinet and Lenihan was leader'

In an exclusive interview with Daniel McConnell, Alan Ahearne recalls how every day was another battle to save the economy

DURING the darkest days of the last government, Dr Alan Ahearne dreaded the daily walk up the steps and through the imposing door that guards the Department of Finance.

He spent two years in there, and every day was like going over the top at the Somme.

"No, I don't miss it, I remember going in on the train thinking what missiles will be fired at us today, it was awful," he says.

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