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?
A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.