Well the News at One was great fun. It kicked off with Bertie telling Charlie Bird that Des Richardson’s method of providing false invoices to NCB to collect the money (which, lets face it, was just money laundering) was wrong and that he didn’t know anything about it. Richardson went about collecting the money and Bertie just spent it.
Isn’t that very similar to Charlie Haughey’s defence? Des Traynor collected the money and sure Charlie didn’t know what was happening? Of course, Traynor was dead and Richardson is still very much alive and if he gets a sniff of being dumped on by Ahern perhaps he’ll have to something to say about it…
Then Senator Eoghan Harris came on to tell us the whole thing is being made up by the Daily Mail, the Tribunal should be shut down and Bertie Ahern is one of Ireland’s greatest Taoisigh!! Hurrah!
As I’ve said before. Fine! shut down the Tribunals, and let the Rev move in. They’d have great crack checking up on Richardson’s companies as well as Ahern’s.