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Thursday, January 31, 2008

The lies they tell: Part 5

Two weeks ago, Bertie Ahern said Enda Kenny told a 'bare-faced lie' after the Fine Gael leader had pointed out that the Taoiseach is not tax-compliant.

It turns out that the Taoiseach was telling a bare-faced lie. He is not tax compliant.

Ahern then went on to claim he was unable to become tax compliant until after his involvement with the Mahon tribunal ceases. He said the tax authorities told him that.

This also was a bare-faced lie.

Bertie then claimed he had meant to say 'authorities on tax' (ie his accountant), rather than tax authorities (ie the Revenue.) Yesterday in the Dail he finally admitted that the Revenue have made no mention of Mahon and are not intending to, or required to, wait until the end of the tribunal to deal with the Taoiseach's tax issues.

So, Enda Kenny told the truth. And the Taoiseach has repeatedly told lies about his tax status.

The only remaining question to my mind is why anybody in this country still believes a word this man says.

He's still laughing at us.

More on this from Slugger and Public Inquiry.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God someone else is commenting on what is going on, I agree he is laughing at us and making Ireland a laughing stock worldwid. I don't understand why he hasn't been forced to resign. Well spoken!

Anonymous said...

Thank God someone else is commenting on what is going on, I agree he is laughing at us and making Ireland a laughing stock worldwid. I don't understand why he hasn't been forced to resign. Well spoken!

Random Joe said...

I don't believe his lies.

I'm so pissed off with bertie now at this stage that I'm going to register to vote and Vote Fine Gael