Ahern to issue statement 'in due course'

Ahern to issue statement 'in due course'

A spokesperson for Bertie Ahern has said that the former taoiseach "is reviewing the final report of the Mahon Tribunal and will issue a statement in due course".

"In the meantime there is no comment," the statement added.

The inquiry found the former taoiseach failed to truthfully account for the true source of thousands of pounds which passed through his accounts.

“Much of the explanation provided by Mr Ahern as to the source of the substantial funds identified and inquired into in the course of the Tribunal’s public hearings was deemed by the Tribunal to have been untrue,” the report published today said.

However it concluded that it cannot substantiate any allegations of corruption against Mr Ahern.

The sums of money Mr Ahern was dealing with totalled about €165,000 in various cash sums.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party ard fheis earlier this month said he would deal "swiftly and comprehensively" with anyone found by the tribunal to have engaged in wrongdoing, a comment seen as a thinly-veiled swipe at Mr Ahern.

The party has said it will consider the findings of the tribunal and issue a statement following a meeting of its Officer Board scheduled for this evening.

READ THE FINAL MAHON REPORT HERE

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