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Ahern, Patrick Bartholomew (Bertie Ahern)

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Born: 1951 AD
Currently alive, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Prime Ministers

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1951 - Ahern was born in Drumcondra, Dublin on September 12, 1951.

 

1968 - At the age of 17, he became a member of Fianna Fail.

 

1969 - Participated in the General Election.

 

1971 - Attended Saint Patrick's National School in Drumcondra, Saint Aidan's Christian Brothers in Whitehall and Dublin Institute.

 

1975 - Married Miriam Kelly.

 

1977 - Elected as a Member of the Parliament and received 4,000 preference votes.

 

1979 - Appointed as Assisstant-Government Chief Whip.

 

1982 - Became Government Chief Whip and Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Labour.

 

1986 - Became the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

 

1987-1989 - Became Minister for Labour.

 

1990 - Acted as campaign manager for Brian Lenihan.

 

1994 - On November 17, 1994, Ahern was elected as the sixth leader of Fianna Fail.

 

1997 - At the age of 45, Ahern was elected as Prime Minister on June 26, 1997. The youngest to assume the position as Prime Minister.

 

2004 - Celebrated his tenth year anniversary as leader of Fianna Fail.


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