Worth quoting Mr O’Connor:
Bertie looked the country in the eye and told us he had not cheated us and I think most people believed him. The details will be pored over again and again no doubt but in essence, since Wednesday, no one really believes Bertie Ahern was corrupt.
I think people looked at him on Wednesday, this rather odd, unknowable, lonely man, whose only vice seemed to be a lust to run the country, and they felt sorry for him and sorry for themselves a bit.
People could not but help thinking that it was a seedy, dirty, ignominious end, not only for this man who had devoted himself to doing so much for us, but for the whole Bertie era — a time of such confidence and wealth and fun and progress in this country.
@Tubridy2FM listeners texted the show with a number of suggestions for #celtictigermuseum on Friday morning:
[maybe a nod to @davidmcw’s Breakfast Roll Man?]
Roundabouts - Paddy in Donegal
Anglo Irish GOLF BALLS [anyone have a pic of one?]
Voting machine! Ger
Berties balls- put them in the Celtic tiger museum!! Mary
A five hundred euro note, a jumbo breakfast roll, a piece of decking, a bull bar from a 4 wheel drive.
Hi Dave, how about the high Vis jacket and the breakfast roll? Mick.
Lines of people queuing up over night to buy an apartment that’s worth nothing now!
an 06 Range Rover
Multi trip travel insurance
Kids with fake tan and false nails arriving in a hummer for their communion would be a good one for the virtual museum.
The clock in the Liffey
Things to put in a Celtic tiger museum, an Audi a4 and a Panini and big sunglasses via cover half your face.
Hi Dave, tickets for a weekend shopping trip to New York should go into that Celtic tiger museum. Ronan
Thanks @Tubridy2FM and @Davefanningshow for the ideas!