Wednesday 2 April 2008

Bertie to resign

Breaking news this morning that Bertie Ahern is set to resign as Taoiseach on May 6th. It seems the pressure of recent investigations over personal finances and irregularities have driven this move.
He was never going to last until the end of this term anyway so I'm more interested in the succession race. The new leader of Fianna Fail will most likely have a couple of years to bed in as Taoiseach prior to facing a general election.
Front runners are yet to be confirmed but my money is on one of Michael Martin, Brain Cowen and Brian Lenihan. Either way Enda Kenny is going to have to find something else to talk about.

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