Ahern’s ‘common-man’ routine wearing thin

During the turmoil in Leinster House last week, more than one Fianna Fail member must have entertained an almost heretical thought: has Bertie lost his touch?

30th September, 2006

During the turmoil in Leinster House last week, more than one Fianna Fail member must have entertained an almost heretical thought: has Bertie lost his touch? Has he been at it too long?

Pat Rabbitte struck one of the harder punches that Bertie Ahern had to endure last week when he pointed out that as the Taoiseach has been ‘‘driven around the country since 1987, he never had to put his hand in his pocket...

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