“After spending over a decade of inquiries and countless millions of euros, the Tribunal has not made – nor could it make – a finding to support the scurrilous and untrue allegation allegation that I had been given a corrupt payment by Mr Owen O’Callaghan (the Cork based developer of Quarryvale) or any of his companies. I have never received a corrupt payment and I have never done anything to demean any office I have held. I know that some people will feel that some aspects of my personal finances are unusual and that in retrospect it is obvious I was wrong not to have paid more
attention to my financial affairs and records. I hid nothing. I gave the Tribunal unfettered access to all my financial records, and after years of investigation, this Tribunal has not made any finding of corruption against me. I have told the truth
to this Tribunal, and I reject strongly any suggestion that I sought to mislead it”
Bertie Ahern, March 22, 2012.
Sounds fair enough.
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