P>Ahern's leadership is a weakness

BY MICHEAL MacDONNCHA

In the fallout from David Trimble's latest walkout from the political process, little attention has been paid to the role of the Fianna Fail/Progressive Democrats government. Bertie Ahern had welcomed the Sinn Fein/UUP talks but in the aftermath of the breakdown he was at pains to show that he had his doubts beforehand. It was a performance bordering on self-justification and the Taoiseach could almost be heard whispering ``I told you so''.

Please register or log in
to continue reading.

Urgent Appeal

The current pandemic is creating financial difficulties for many news organisations, and we are not immune. We are low on resources and need your extra support now to help us through this difficult period.

Please help by making a contribution. Even one pound a month can make a big difference for us.

Your contribution can be made with a credit or debit card by clicking below. Thank you. Go raibh míle maith agat.

© 2003 Irish Republican News