Ahern vs the tribunal is also a matter of culture

Politically, Bertie Ahern’s challenge to the tribunal is a kick to touch.

16th February, 2008

Politically, Bertie Ahern’s challenge to the tribunal is a kick to touch.

Win, lose or draw, the judicial review action and the potential Supreme Court appeal will almost certainly delay the final report of the Mahon Tribunal until long after the local and European elections, that most Fianna Fail TDs think will presage Ahern’s departure.

But it’s more than just a political move. The detail of the legal pleadings in the...

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