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Bertie’s banker

For a man adept at keeping a low profile, Des Richardson must be regretting the spotlight into which he has been thrust by the relentless media coverage of the Bertiegate saga.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

7th October, 2006

The Byzantine business activities of the former Fianna Fail fundraiser and close friend of the Taoiseach have already been probed by the Mahon Tribunal. But little did he think he would be linked to a scandal that came so close to collapsing the coalition government.

Richardson is a well-known figure within Fianna Fail. He used to fundraise for the party from a penthouse suite at the Berkeley Court hotel in Dublin and was the de...

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