Digout Des and the Maze of Confusion

November 28, 2007 at 1:50 am 4 comments

I’ve just spent most of the rest of my life reading yesterday’s Tribunal transcript, in which Digout Des tries to explain exactly how he got the money that he thought was a personal friendly digout from Padraic O’Connor to Bertie Ahern, on foot of Ahern’s personal poverty, but which Padraig O’Connor thought was a corporate political contribution from NCB to Ahern’s constituency, on foot of a false invoice from Euro Workforce Limited for a health and safety survey that was never done.

All clear so far? Good. Because I think we can all agree that the evidence to the Tribunal so far has been, how would you put it, a tad hard to follow at times.

But I defy you to read yesterday’s transcript. Here it is.

Seriously, try it. And see how far you can get before you go mad.


Entry filed under: Ireland, News, Politics.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Twenty Major  |  November 28, 2007 at 11:07 am

    I got as far as P1, line 4. I think I pretty much got the jist of it.

  • 2. Paul  |  November 28, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    You have to pity the poor reporters who have to sit through that everyday, I’m glad I was shit at shorthand.

  • 3. the chancer » Blog Archive » Notes From Chancerdom 30/11/07  |  November 30, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    […] 2. That’s Ireland takes a gander at some hil-arious Mahon Tribunal transcripts – and gets a headache… […]

  • 4. Krodnoc  |  November 30, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Scrolling through I stopped on the line… “The Witness then withdrew”. What sort of tribunal is this exactly?!


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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


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