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Ahern, Dermot

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Politician

1955 – Born on the 2nd of February in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland.

1979 – He becme a member of Louth County Council as a Fiana Fail representative.

1987 – He was elected to Dail Eireann at the general election and has retained his seat ever since.

1991 – He was promoted to Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach.

        – He was appointed to the position of Minister of State at the Department of Defense.

1992 – He was forced to resign and Albert Reynolds eventually succeeded in becoming party leader and Taoiseach.

1994 – He returned to the senior ranks of Fianna Fáil becoming chief whip of the party.

1997 – He was appointed Minister for Community, Social & Family Affairs.

       – He introduced the largest social welfare and pension increases in Irish history.

2002 – He was appointed Minister for Communications, Marine & Natural Resources.

2004 – He received the coveted position of Minister for Foreign Affairs.

2005 – He was appointed one of four special envoys for United Nations reform by the UN Secretary General.

       – He acted as envoy to European countries, on top of his other duties as minister.

2006 – He has been heavily involved in the Northern Ireland peace process as foreign minister.

       – He lead a national campaign to secure a path to permanent residency for the 25,000 to 50,000 undocumented Irish citizens resident in the United States.