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Bertie Ahern

Patrick Bartholomew (Bertie) Ahern

Profile from Elections 2002

44 Beresford Avenue, Dublin 9

Constituency Office: St. Luke's, 161 Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9, Tel: 01 8374129

Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin 2: Tel: 01 6624888

Born Dublin 12th September 1951. Separated, two daughters. Educated St Aidan's CBS, Whitehall, Dublin - College of Commerce, Rathmines, Dublin - UCD. Taoiseach, formerly Accountant. First elected 1977 and at each subsequent election.

Bertie Ahern TD was elected Taoiseach for the second time on 6th June 2002. Taoiseach 1997-2002. He was elected leader of the Fianna Fail party on 11th November 1994. Minister for Finance 1991-1994. Minister for Labour 1987-1991. Minister of State at the Department of Taoiseach and Defence and Government Chief Whip 1982. Assistant Whip 1980-1981. Negotiated on behalf of the Government the Programme for National Recovery in 1987, the Programme for Economic and Social Progress in 1990 and was involved in the Programme for Competitiveness and Work in 1994. Member Dublin Corporation 1979-1991 (Lord Mayor 1986/1987). Chairman Dublin Millennium Committee. Vice President Fianna Fail 1983-1994. Chairman of Party Constituency and Organisation Committee 1987-1992. Negotiated FF/PD coalition in 1989 and FF/Lab coalition in 1993. Brother of Noel Ahern, Minister of State and Fianna Fail Dáil Deputy for Dublin North West since 1992.


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