Lies and the lying liars who tell them (Irish edition)
Just to help us (and anyone else who cares) keep track, the following is just the immediate set of statements located somewhere between glaring inconsistencies and flat-out lies springing from the Republic's cabinet:
Current Minister for Enterprise and former Minister for Health Michael Martin is probably lying when he says he wasn't told about illegal charges on nursing home residents.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is probably lying with a similar claim.
Former Minister for Enterprise and current Minister for Health Mary Harney is probably lying about her role in soliciting the Turkish version of Halliburton to enter the Irish public procurement market
Minister for Transport Martin Cullen, who has recently probably lied about how a "friend" got a no-bid PR contract from his previous department, is currently lying about what the government has decided to do with Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport
(for clarity, we note that since the Cabinet hasn't made any decision yet, he's either making a false claim that a decision has been made, or is trying to pre-empt such a decision).
(to be updated)