The reason it's on the rise is because probably the boom times are getting even more boomer.
Bertie Ahern in: The Irish Times newspaper article, 14 July, 2006: Commenting on rising inflation in the Irish economy. Economic growth shows little sign of letting up.
The reason it's on the rise is because probably the boom times are getting even more boomer.Bertie AhernCommenting on rising inflation in the Irish economy. Economic growth shows little sign of letting up. The Irish Times newspaper article, 14 July, 2006.
I don't know how people who engage in that don't commit suicide.Bertie Aherncommenting on people "talking the economy down", just before the crash. Speech at Irish Congress of Trade Unions conference YouTube video 2007-07-3.
Time magazine reported him as speaking of "upsetting the apple tart".Bertie AhernMr. Popularity Time magazine. 2007-04-26.
I have always found him to be a proud, honourable man, loyal, true, persevering, principled, caring and committed but tough and a person who lost friends easily. On behalf of the Government but in particular on behalf of the Fianna Fáil Party, I thank him for his distinguished years of service to his constituents and his country.Bertie AhernSpeaking about Ray Burke (who was subsequently jailed for six months for tax evasion) after Burke's resignation. Resignation of Member: Statements. Dáil Éireann - Volume 481, 1997-10-07
I continued the arrangement, so whatever was on my mind, and the reason I probably can't give you a better reflection of what I was doing on the 19th of January is because I didn't do it. I am sure there are some mornings you get up and you think I might do this or I might do that and then you don't do them so, its hard to remember.Bertie AhernAt the Mahon Tribunal on 20 September 2007. Planning Tribunal Transcript planningtribunal.ie. 2007-09-20.
Some people dye their hair yellow or put rings in their nosesBertie AhernExplaining to the Mahon Tribunal on 20 December 2007 why he did not have a bank account in 1993. Planning Tribunal Transcript planningtribunal.ie. 2007-12-20.
It is not correct, and if I said so, I was not correct — I cannot recall if I said it, but I did not say, or if I did, I did not mean to say it.Bertie AhernStraight answers needed to taxing Bertie questions Irish Independent (January 31, 2008).
That decision will in history be written as the biggest mistake that American administration ever made, because Lehmans was a world investment bank. They had testicles everywhere.Bertie AhernSpeaking on the collapse of Lehman Brothers Bank. Lehmans world presence (Subscription required). The Year in Quotes (Subscription required)
Did Ahern, in his 11 years of power, make the most of this unprecedented prosperity for the public benefit? The answer can hardly be positive, given the present state of health, education and infrastructure, generally.Bertie AhernJohn A. Murphy, Credit where it is due -- and not due Sunday Independent, April 06 2008.
We can spit on Bertie Ahern till our mouths run dry, but he didn’t invent the amorality of our public culture. He was never a large enough figure to be able to shape the way Irish society thinks and feels. He was just an artful dodger, a skilled exploiter of the opportunities created by widespread tolerance for ingratiating chancers.Bertie AhernFintan O'Toole, Giving the people of Ireland a chance not chancers Irish Times, March 27, 2012.
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