Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by beemer007, Mar 24, 2012.
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He finally goes...
BBC News - Bertie Ahern to resign from Fianna Fail
Is that due to the fact he did Governmental Economics and got a Fail?
From the linked article
So, situation normal for an elected official then.
Backhander Bertie ...... Typical world leader.
the Irish PM?
The former Irish PM.
*cough* Bertie is the former Taoiseach. Enda Kenny is the incumbent, and has been since March 2011.
Well, he was still a member of his party Fianna Fail and they were about to kick him out. He always had the nick " Teflon Taoiseach" because, even though he was connected to a lot of Fianna Fail members involved (and later convicted for ) in dubious financial deals (e.g. former Taoiseach Haughy), noboy could so far ever make anything stick on him.
It seems that finally the prosecutors found something, where he was directly involved.
(I used to live in Ireland for several years and still follow Irish news).
Not really. We've had the usual toothless enquiry from which he emerges scot free but as obviously guilty as that that corrupt hoor Haughey, now even FF can't have the stench of him in the party. But it was not just Bertie.
In IT To have one taoiseach on the take is unfortunate, to have two seems careless by FINTAN O'TOOLE
Dirty Bertie screwed Ireland for generations to come and he knew it while he was doing it. A rare bastard that made Brown look half competent and not so bent.
Conduct unbecoming .. a politician? he must have boiled and eaten his granny to qualify for that, look at ours fiddling their expenses money and only the expendable were done for it.
I always thought the UK expenses thing was a rather too convenient smokescreen for Broon's bank rescue, it was very trivial stuff compared to the billions being shuffled around in that shell game. It's the systemic influence peddling that gets my goat and that is even worse in Ireland, not just the politicians either but a whole lair of ducking and diving hoors in the private sector as well.
The findings of the Mahon tribunal are nothing new as such. They just now have in writing what they have being saying and implying for the last few years. The difference now is that Micheal Martin, the new head of FF, is doing everything he can to shed the party of it's previous image and what better way to do that then to rid themselves of the former Taoiseach. Bertie's only resigning now to save some face as his dismissal was now inevitable and just question of how long.
Yes, just trying to change the image, not the substance.
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