Bertie Ahern and the Bungee Bank Balance

September 11, 2007 at 12:09 am Leave a comment

This is my third attempt to jog Bertie Ahern’s memory by reminding him of what else he was doing on the days that he made those mysterious lodgements back in the 1990s. This post focuses on the £50,000 that he lodged, then took out again, then converted to Sterling, then kept in his safe for a few months, then converted back to Irish money, then re-lodged, in two separate amounts, a few months apart, as any normal person would do. >>>

Thursday June 15, 1995 – The First Re-Lodgment

On this day, Celia Larkin lodged £11,743.34 into Ahern’s account. He says that this was £10,000 sterling cash and IR£2,000. He says that he had withdrawn IR£50,000 in January and used most of it to buy £30,000 sterling. He kept this in a safe for five months and was now re-lodging £10,000 of it. However, the bank has no record of selling £30,000 sterling to anybody during that period.

Thursday June 15, 1995 – On the Same Day

On the same day as the first re-lodgment, Ahern did little in the Dail. In the morning, he asked the new Taoiseach John Bruton whether the Government proposed to create a third banking force. Then he may have then headed off to one of the Dail bars or restaurants – later that day, the Dail Public Accounts Committee was told that these bars and restaurants had been subsidised to the tune of £300,000 in the previous year. So, more money to be saved.

Friday December 1, 1995 – The Second Re-Lodgment

On this day, Ahern lodged IR£19,142.92 into his account. He says that this was £20,000 sterling. He says was the remainder of the £30,000 sterling which he bought in January and kept in his safe until he was now re-lodging it ten months later. However, as with the June lodgement, the bank has no record of selling £30,000 sterling to anybody during the period in question.

Friday December 1, 1995 – On the Same Day

On the same day as the second re-lodgment, Ahern and Larkin both attended a State Dinner in Dublin castle hosted by Taoiseach John Bruton for US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton. There are no reports of anybody present organising a collection to give Ahern a dig-out. Still, at least he didn’t have to pay for the meal, so that was another few bob to put in the bank.

Think, Bertie Ahern, Think!

It is often the case that you can remember something by thinking of whatever else you were doing at the time in question. Hopefully these little vignettes in the life of a party leader will help Ahern to remember what the hell was going on with those lodgements.

Or maybe not.

Jogging Bertie Ahern’s Memory

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