FINE Gael Cork South Central Deputy, Jerry Buttimer, speaking tonight (Friday) at the Annual General Meeting of Cork South Central Young Fine Gael, said that the report of the Mahon Tribunal links the actions of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to the current Fianna Fáil leadership. Deputy Buttimer went on to say that the report makes it imperative that the government advances its proposed political reforms.
“The most surprising thing about the Final Report of the Mahon Tribunal is that it simply confirms what everyone already knew about former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. It creates a direct link between the actions of Bertie Ahern and the current Fianna Fáil leadership. Those who sat around the cabinet table with Ahern repeatedly gave him their full confidence; no matter what way you look at it, there is simply no getting away from that.