Bertie Ahern is signing copies of his autobiography, PS, I Screwed You.
It’s up to you which signature you prefer — an X or a thumb-print.
It tells the story of a simple corner-boy who overcame huge handicaps to become leader of his nation.
A complete idiot, he was nevertheless blessed with extraordinary native cunning and the ability to tell outrageous lies with a straight face. His proudest boast was that he knew absolutely nothing about anything, and never would.
Though he never learned to read, write or speak any known language coherently, Ahern gained control of the ruling party and in the most spectacular political feat in Irish history, managed to crash an entire economy and reduce the state to bankruptcy while remaining popular with his many followers.
The book is available in all good booksellers, retailing at €16.99, or £15 sterling in used notes thrown off the back of a speeding motorbike.