I see that Fianna Fail's mask is perhaps beginning to slip to show the real party within. Reports that the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, received payments from wealthy businessmen when he was Minister for Finance in 1993 does not bode well for their new image.
Mr Ahern has denied media reports that the amount received was between €50,000 and €100,000. The Taoiseach has confirmed though that the tribunal is investigating a number of payments he received at the time, apparently to pay legal bills associated with his separation from his wife.
Why would rich businessmen be paying the Mr Ahern's legal bills at that time? What favour did they receieve in return?
You don't get anything for nothing in this life!
Mr Ahern was an accountant by trade; he is not stupid by any matter of means. He must have known how this would have looked, the Minister for Finance receiving donations from wealthy businessmen. Why didn't he declare the payments?
I think it is about time that working-class Fianna Fail voters look again at their party of choice.
Does Fianna Fail really represent them, their families and friends?
When they were struggling to put food on the table these boys were being wined and dinned by the country's richest businessmen in return for favours that used their hard earned tax money.
No longer "Fianna Fail-the Republican party", it now reads "Fianna Fail- brown envelopes and cronyism"!