Return of the Bert

While Ahern’s political nous could prove useful again, the former taoiseach remains a divisive figure

4th December, 2016
Bertie Ahern: the FF hierarchy doesn’t want him back Picture: Pacemaker

‘I don’t want this to become divisive,” said Bertie Ahern when he resigned from Fianna Fáil in March 2012. These words could not be more relevant four years later as he considers whether to accept the invitation to re-apply for membership of the party in Dublin Central.

The return of ‘The Bert’ was the talk of Leinster House last week and it, of course, divided everyone. But Ahern doesn’t just...

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