Bertie Ahern due at Banking Inquiry

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s set to launch a vigorous defence of his economic record when he returns to Leinster House today. Dail Chamber The ex-Fianna Fáil leader, who served three terms as Taoiseach, is due to give evidence at the Banking Inquiry. Among the questions he’s is likely to be asked is whether he had any inkling that a major financial shock was coming – and whether that might have influenced his decision to step down. The inquiry will also hear from the former attorney general Paul Gallagher this morning – who was in government buildings on the night of the guarantee.