Bertie Ahern up front with TV3

Bertie Ahern (right) and Fianna Fail party colleague Albert Reynolds

TV3 continues its new emphasis on home produced documentaries with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern speaking to TV3 political correspondent Ursula Halligan in the first of several interviews with prominent people. The new series, called This Is… , starts on TV3 at 10pm this Thursday.

In its publicity for the show, TV3 claims it’s Ahern’s most personal interview yet, which sees him speak frankly about his private life, the collapse of his marriage, his relationship with Celia Larkin and his disappointment with some of his colleagues for badmouthing him.

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2 Responses to Bertie Ahern up front with TV3

  1. Dermot 01/12/09 at 5:06 pm #

    What’s this dithering fool going to inform everyone about, how he was great for the Irish economy? The man is a complete economic illiterate.Does the man not understand the level of destruction he has caused with his vote buying pandering to union,welfare lobby groups?
    His lack of understanding of basic economics is astounding.He was warned by economic realists that the foundations he was working off were false,he told them to go kill themselves.
    I hope this man does not have any intentions of running for the Aras as people just want the man to go away. He has damaged this country irreparably and he just can’t seem to see the destruction he has caused.
    Of course we will hear all about how its global and Lehmans blah, blah, blah and when he left things were in great shape. Absolute drivel, does the man understand it took years to cause the damage and he was the one in the driver’s seat?

  2. noel hayes 06/12/09 at 9:51 pm #

    I don’t think for a minute Bertie Ahern was solely responsible for Ireland’s economic situation, rather it was a combination of many factors at home and abroad. Ahern was the first Minister of Finance to have a surplus of €150 million in a budget since the foundation of the state. A lot of Ireland’s voting population would prefer to have him as Taoiseach now as he is a can-do person unlike most of the Fianna Fáil party.

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