The banner headline on The Sunday Times reads:
Ahern quits Fianna Fail over Mahon.
Wrong: Ahern is not quitting because the Tribunal found he’s a liar but for purely selfish reasons; as he says himself.
My resignation is not an admission of wrongdoing in regard to the report of the Mahon Tribunal and nobody should try to interpret like that.
Ahern is quitting because he knows it’s better to resign than be kicked out.
In other words, he’s doing what all Irish politicians do – acting exclusively in his own interest.