On the evening of 17 May last, exactly a week before the general election, Bertie Ahern and a woman friend joined other friends in Fagans in Drumcondra. Around 11pm, according to an informant, the developer, Sean Dunne, arrived in the pub and he and Bertie stood aside from the others for a while. They then, along with Bertie's woman friend, went across the road to Bertie's limousine and all three were driven away. This was at a critical time in the planning process for the spectacular development Seán Dunne is proposing for Ballsbridge. All of which suggests: (a) our informant made up the story; or (b) Sean Dunne simply happened across Bertie in Fagan's that night; or (c) Sean Dunne and Bertie were talking about Manchester United's successful season; or (d) Sean Dunne was canvassing Bertie for support for his development right at a time when Bertie was in enough trouble about his links with the business world.