Side issues cloud real story in Ahern allegations

It is possible Bertie Ahern will be forced from office for having received monies from personal friends to help him pay legal bills arising from his separation from his wife.

23rd September, 2006

It is possible Bertie Ahern will be forced from office for having received monies from personal friends to help him pay legal bills arising from his separation from his wife.

If so, it will be another instance of a phoney crisis forcing a Taoiseach from office, while some real crises remained ignored.

Of course, there would be nothing wrong with Ahern accepting financial assistance from friends provided it was legitimate tax-wise.

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