“It has been raised at the highest levels all week..”

Did the out-going Taoiseach’s ‘pitch’ work? At the Present Tense blog Shane seems less than impressed, noting that – “He addressed a half-filled chamber, so plenty of political representatives felt it was a moment of history they were happy to skip.” But, according to the Irish Times report today, the offers questions of a future role are flooding in.. [subs req]

Outside the Kennedy Library in Boston yesterday, Mr Ahern said the question of a future role had been raised a good few times in different places during his US visit. “It has been raised at the highest levels all week,” he told reporters after his last official engagement of the visit at the library.