“Light entertainment has always been his forte..”

In the Irish Times, Miriam Lord turns TV reviewer on the occasion of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern guest-presenting RTÉ’s The Road to Croker.

The politician turned presenter stayed in his comfort zone throughout the show, with two stars of the great 1970s Dublin football team opening proceedings. You can’t go wrong with Paddy Cullen and Jimmy Keaveney – anecdotes at will.

“We’ll be asking two Dublin legends where it all went wrong,” said Bertie to the camera. We’re all wondering that.

“A trawl through the good old days might be just the tonic to lift the gloom.” Never a truer word, Bertie. Dublin Castle, September 15th, if the Mahon tribunal calendar is right.