Our political editor writes from Kirby's,
So Bertie Ahern couldn't leave it alone. As one of his last acts of power, he proposed that Beverly Cooper Flynn be allowed re-enter Fianna Fail. Who in the party could refuse him? Especially after all the praise heaped on the Great Unifier by all party hacks.
Don't forget Brian Cowen's hand in the departure of Beverly. I'm sure Brian is very grateful to Bertie.