Step back and pause, Bertie, before you say anything else

While our august media interpret Bertie Ahern’s statement to the Dáil as Arms photo reasonable: BBC, and Ahern confirms support for photos: UTV, it’s more a case of picking out isolated lines from a rambling statement that glosses over many of the outstanding issues while leaving future wriggle room for the Taioseach. One remark stands out, “it is a good idea for everyone to step back for a moment and to pause.” – perhaps you should have followed your own advice, Bertie?

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