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Ahern looks to hold on to infamous St Luke's constituency office

It had previously been reported that Fianna Fáil would look to take the office under its control and sell it in order to break from the past.

The house in Drumcondra Road, Dublin
The house in Drumcondra Road, Dublin
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FORMER TAOISEACH BERTIE Ahern will look to retain control of his infamous St Luke’s constituency office in north Dublin, according to a report today.

A mortgage of €50,ooo has been paid off on the property from the ‘BT’ account which was the subject of allegations in the Mahon Tribunal, reports the Sunday Independent, and a new group of trustees will replace Tim Collins, Des Richardson and Joe Burke, three members of the so-called ‘Drumcondra Mafia’.

The paper adds that Ahern will now look to take a firm grip on events related to Fianna Fáil in north Dublin with the office acting as a de-facto headquarters for the three constituencies that surround Drumcondra.

It had previously been reported that Fianna Fáil would look to sell off the two-storey power base of Ahern and the so-called ‘Drumcondra Mafia’ for the past 25 years.

Read more in today’s print editon of the Sunday Independent >

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