It was like 9/11 with hordes of dressed firemen

There was a bit of a dispute on the Marian Finucane Show (Sunday) as to whether there really was a fire at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel where Bertie Ahern and his cronies, er I mean entourage, were staying last week.

Apparently David Corcoran who is director of the Libertas campaign against the Lisbon Treaty had information that the whole thing was just a hoax.

The whole matter was cleared up when Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern took time off to ring the show and inform the nation of the facts.

I was there, said Dermot, there were hundreds of people in the street; the fire brigade came and put up a big ladder; there was a strong smell of smoke.

“It was a scene reminiscent of that unfortunate incident in 9/11; these hordes of firemen coming down the stairs, all dressed.”

So, there you have it; straight from the minister’s mouth – It was like 9/11 with hordes of ‘dressed’ firemen. The mind boggles.