Bertie's boast - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie
Ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today describes how problems with the economy only started in June – a month after he left office.
In an interview with the Herald, Mr Ahern says he had “no great concern” about the state of the economy when he stepped down last May.
Despite Taoiseach Brian Cowen stating that “we are we are battling the most severe global economic and financial conditions for a century”, Mr Ahern insists everything was fine just six months ago.
Speaking ahead of Bertie, the documentary which airs tonight, Mr Ahern also says that some of the economy's “senior players” have approached him in recent weeks seeking advice. “There is no end to people coming to pick your brains,” he reveals.