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Bertie Ahern
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Personal details
Born 12 September 1951

Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern (born 12 September 1951) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 26 June 1997 to 7 May 2008.

Early lifeEdit

Ahern was born in Drumcondra, Dublin. This is an area within the Dublin Central constituency where he has lived all his life.

GovernmentEdit

The following governments were led by Ahern:

Preceded by
Albert Reynolds
Leader of Fianna Fáil
1994–2008
Succeeded by
Brian Cowen
Preceded by
John Bruton
Taoiseach
1997–2008
Succeeded by
Brian Cowen