Bertie Ahern

11th Taoiseach of Ireland from 1997 to 2008

Bartholomew Patrick "Bertie" Ahern (Irish: Pádraig Parthalán Ó hEachthairn; born 12 September 1951, Dublin[1]) 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.

Bertie Ahern

In office
26 June 1997 – 7 May 2008
PresidentMary Robinson
Mary McAleese
TánaisteMary Harney
Michael McDowell
Brian Cowen
Preceded byJohn Bruton
Succeeded byBrian Cowen
Teachta Dála
In office
16 June 1977 – February 2011
ConstituencyDublin Central
Dublin Finglas (1977–1981)
Personal details
Born (1951-09-12) 12 September 1951 (age 72)
Drumcondra, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Miriam Kelly (Separated in 1992)
ChildrenGeorgina and Cecelia
Alma materDublin Institute of Technology
ProfessionAccounts clerk, subsequently full time public representative.
WebsiteThe Office of Bertie Ahern


  1. "Nobel prizewinners". Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.