I’m not normally one to blow my own trumpet, but this time I make an exception.
Ten months ago now, myself and Anthony came across a curious passage in a book about Bertie Ahern. The passage detailed how St Luke’s was bought, and the very strange circumstances in which it was renovated. Some folk over on Politics.ie also had the St Luke’s deal flagged.
Now it appears that St Luke’s, and constituency funding, go to the core of all the money sloshing around Drumcondra.
If I was a betting man, I would make the following punt:
a) Money was being collected for the purpose of funding an election campaign and/or constituency funds in 1989 and 1992.
b) Large amounts of donations ended up in accounts not directly linked with the constituency or with Fianna Fail.
c) Ahern, and members of his inner circle know of the existence of these accounts.
Conclusion: Money intended for Fianna Fail ended up in other bank accounts.
It’s not exactly out there given the context of other members of Fianna Fail taking money that was meant for the party but ending up in their own pockets. CJH, Pee Flynn to name two.
One has to ask: Why are FF not upset about this? And have the gardai been made aware?