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Bertie Ahern

In office
26 June 1997 – 7 May 2008
President Mary Robinson
Mary McAleese
Tánaiste Mary Harney
Michael McDowell
Brian Cowen
Preceded by John Bruton
Succeeded by Brian Cowen
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
16 June 1977
Constituency Dublin Central
Dublin Finglas (1977–1981)
Personal details
Born 12 September 1951 (1951-09-12) (age 70)
Drumcondra, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Miriam Kelly (Separated in 1992)
Children Georgina and Cecelia
Alma mater Dublin Institute of Technology
Profession Accounts clerk, subsequently full time public representative.

Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern (Irish: Pádraig Parthalán Ó hEachthairn; born 12 September 1951, Dublin) is a former Taoiseach of Ireland leader of Fianna Fáil, the Irish Republic's largest political party. He oversaw the largest economic expansion in Irish history and was important in making the Good Friday Agreement.

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