The elephant in the room.
Ahern’s tax difficulties all originate from the early 1990s.
There was an election in 2002.
Within six months of that election Ahern, by law, was required to state whether or not he was tax compliant.
If he stated he was, he has serious questions to answer.
If he stated ‘to the best of my knowledge’ I’m tax compliant and Revenue did nothing, then Revenue and Ahern have serious questions to answer.