Ahern: 'I wasn't trying to hide anything'

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has insisted at the Mahon Tribunal that he was not trying to hide anything in the early 1990s.

Mr Ahern is facing further questions this morning about thousands of pounds worth of sterling that he says he saved with the intention of investing in an apartment in Manchester.

He says he subsequently decided not to go ahead with the investment, but was asked this morning why the sterling was lodged in parts over a period of months rather than in one lump sum.

Mr Ahern said he did not know why as he thought he had used the money as a "float", but now knows otherwise.

He told the tribunal: "There's one thing for sure, I wasn't hiding anything. All the accounts were in my name".

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