Ireland Bertie Ahern refuses to rule out running for President on RTE's Sean O'Rourke

18:53  07 december  2017
18:53  07 december  2017 Source:   Dublin Live

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But the 65-year-old refused to rule out running for the Aras when Michael D Higgins retires saying, “you never know.” 2. Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern . The former Dublin TD revealed earlier this year that he would be happy to re -join FF after his local cumann invited him back.

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Gareth Chaney, Collins © Gareth Chaney, Collins Gareth Chaney, Collins Although he wouldn't answer straight away, Bertie Ahern has refused to rule out running for President.

The former Taoiseach was one of the most popular in the history of the State, but his political career ended in disgrace when he became embroiled in tribunals and his financial affairs were investigated.

But a spectacular comeback is now on the cards after he left the door open to a tilt at the presidency when pressed by Seán O’Rourke on RTE this morning.

Mr Ahern was first asked straight up by Mr O’Rourke if he is considering running for President.

The ‘Northside Taoiseach’ didn’t give a straight answer, choosing instead to praise current President Michael D Higgins and to say that the two of them are very good friends.

He was then asked the question again in a more round-about way, whether he was ruling out a run, and Bertie said “no,” before mischievously wishing everybody a Happy Christmas.

The interview then ended, leaving listeners in no doubt that a stint in the Áras is definitely still under consideration for Bertie.

But, whether there will be a vacancy or not is still not known, as Michael D has not ruled out running for a second seven year term.

He said he will tell the country of his intentions until next summer, with an election then due next November.

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