Ireland’s greatest comedy double act placing a punt on themselves to ruin the country.
And from early 2011:
When asked if it was Mr Ahern’s last day at Dáil Eireann he said: ‘After 34 years here, practically every day of my life, it is the end.’
When asked what his biggest regret was leaving office, Mr Ahern said he regretted not being aware of the crisis affecting Irish banks earlier.
‘In politics there are lots of things you’d like to have achieved. I certainly would like to be leaving today with unemployment at 4% and economic growth still being the 10-11% as it was for many years I was there.
‘I would have loved if somebody somewhere had told me what was going on in the banks in this country but nobody ever did. You get wise after the event.