Saturday 24 February 2018

Fionnan Sheahan: Cowen haunted by the boom that turned to bust

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

IN the midst of the chaotic furore over Bertie Ahern's financial affairs during the last general election, a senior Fianna Fail spindoctor privately conceded the most cringe-inducing headline was: "Bertiegate: Haughey tax man helped Ahern."

The Irish Independent simply reported that Ahern had turned to Charlie Haughey's former tax adviser to help prepare his financial records for the Mahon Tribunal.

Nothing wrong with that and the accountant concerned, Des Peelo, is widely respected in financial circles.

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