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Ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern says sorry over Ireland's financial crash

By Brian Hutton

Published 17/07/2015

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Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has apologised for his mistakes in office which helped lead the Republic into its catastrophic financial crash.

Mr Ahern told a Dail inquiry that he did his best in power but did not always get it right.

"With hindsight of course I would have done things differently, I did make mistakes, I admit that. But so does everyone who governs," he said.

Mr Ahern added: "I know that during my time as Taoiseach, while I did not get everything right I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say I did try my very best to do the right thing by the Irish people. Of course, I apologise for my mistakes but I'm also pleased that I did get a lot of things right."

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