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    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.


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    Well he also looked up every tree in north Dublin at one point if memory serves me correctly.
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    God, what a tool.

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    here's a bit more of his wonderful wisdom:

    In his most revealing interviews to date he:

    Refuses to rule out running for the presidency.

    Says gangland crime is the scourge of Dublin.

    Believes America should have given Hillary Clinton a chance.

    Reckons Stephen Ireland should bury the hatchet with the Irish soccer squad.

    Reveals that “I think half the country still calls me Taoiseach."


    He really seems to have gone loop-the-loop in the past 12 months.

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    That is just unreal !!, I am no politician, or economist, and I started to get worried in 2005. What a gimp.

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    Of course he had no concerns... he never did give a s*it.
    Bertie was a Dublin chancer who gave great PR.

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    Christ, is it any wonder that we are in Troublle since we had a Taoiseach who clearly knew nothing about economics and was quite simply brain dead, if we are to believe that statement.
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    NEWSFLASH: Architect of house of cards denies he is to blame for it's inevitable collapse.


    String this spiv up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian Hermit Monk View Post
    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.
    I am sure he meant kick instead of pick.

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    this only makes him more dispicable

    then again what would the chancer have to worry about? what with all his guaranteed pensions and sure he could always win money on the nags and sure if that failed he could have a dig out organised and if that failed

    well, he could borrow cash off 'de dotter' who mysteriously gets lots of cash for low sales... follow the money.......

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