Don't forget the 400K advance for his new "autobiography" and his sports column income - he really is disgusting.I hope its not true. I'd hate to think of him in his older years with only his TD's pension to live on.....and his Minister's one.....and his Taoiseach's one....
he got a job with this dodgy bunch last julyWhat a liar. His pension is worth millions if bought privately. His chaffeur and driver is worth hundreds of thousands a year. He doesnt seem to have got offered much post resignation in terms of public speaking, directorships etc but who would want to hire a dodgy chancer like him?
Thats interesting Nipper. I'm quite interested in any signs of visible links between senior fianna fail people and the church. I must have missed that one... was that long ago?He told us recently the church had no money either. I wonder if we could find out how much of the NAMA loans were on land bought from the church at huge prices in recent years.
John Waters , I presume.There is something totally psychotic in the Irish character about openly crooked politicians. The first thing they get is a nickname such as 'Stroke' or 'Cope' or 'The Bull' or even a foul little tick like Ahern gets an almost 'affectionate' 'Bertie'.
There is indeed something very dodgy abroad in Ireland when it comes to thieves. We hate people who break into old people's houses etc but we seem to have this mawkish delight in white collar crime which really should be the proper term for Irish politics.
'The crack'd looking glass of a servant' as Mr Joyce memorably remarked about us all. he had a point because the first thing that happens in crooked circles is that someone gets a nickname.
Deep psychological waters indeed and I think it may go back to the old chieftain days. There's a fair amount of evidence I think that we are stuck- correction- SOME people are stuck in a tribal mindset like you'd find out in the bush in Africa or in the deep south of the US.
He was interviewed on the radio after the Ryan report came out and said that the Church had no money.Thats interesting Nipper. I'm quite interested in any signs of visible links between senior fianna fail people and the church. I must have missed that one... was that long ago?
Or that his wealth was all in property. Might be an inspiration for the policy decisions of the last few years of his government, the very same ones that inflated a property bubble which caused the whole country to suffer when it burst. Is it too much to ask for a disinterested politican, one who would consider the interests of the whole nation, rather than just his own?Bertie broke? Must have squandered the boom.