Ahern calls Kenny a 'bare-faced' liar

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has hit back at Enda Kenny today, branding the Fine Gael leader a liar.

In a statement over the weekend, Mr Kenny called on Mr Ahern to resign due to the ongoing controversy surrounding his taxes and finances in the 1990s.

The Fine Gael leader asked how Tánaiste Brian Cowen could sit beside a Taoiseach who had not paid his taxes and who had misled the Dáil about his tax affairs.

However, speaking from South Africa today, Mr Ahern insisted that he was tax compliant and accused Mr Kenny of telling "a bare-faced lie".

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