This other lot would also drive you to drink
The Drumcondra mafia, that is. Can anyone keep track of the last two days’ Mahon revelations, let alone reconcile them with earlier testimony? In particular, we have learned that it looks like Celia Larkin was never intended to be out of pocket, at least not anytime soon, on the loan that she got to buy the house for the two aunts, since the FF account from which the funds were lent was repaid by Bertie Ahern; so the Celia loan is now in effect rolled over to him. This came right after the exploration of Celia as Michael Wall’s personal shopper (a skill that is taught at Beauty at the Blue Door, by the way). Today Bertie has accepted the inevitable — that his previous account of lodgments to the Irish Permanent account didn’t add up and they were sterling. Yet to be explained is who made a sterling lodgement to the Building Trust (or is Bertie/Tim?) account in October 2004. By a process of elimination (since Tim, Bertie, Joe Burke, and apparently Grainne Carruth didn’t) is Celia Larkin. Is she the key to the Grand Unified Theory of Bertiegate?