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Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D. Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D.
the Prime Minister of Ireland
Occupation and Appointments
Bertie Ahern T.D.,was elected Taoiseach on Thursday 26th June 1997.
He was unanimously elected leader of the Fianna Fail Party on 11th November,1994.
Office held in Government
Assistant Whip 1980-1981.
Minister of State at the Department of Taoiseach and Defence and Government Chief Whip 1982.
Minister for labour 1987 and again in 1989.
President of EU Council of Ministers for Social Affairs 1990.
Minister for Finance three times,firstly in 1991.
Member of ECOFIN Council of Ministers.
Chaired OECD Ministerial Meeting in June 1994.
Negotiated on behalf of the Government for 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.
Political Career
Elected to Dail Eireann in 1977.
Chairman of Ogara Fianna Fail.
Appointed Party Spokesman on Youth 1981.
Opposition Chief Whip and Leader of the House for Fianna Fail 1982.
Majority Leader of Fianna Fail Group on Dublin City Council and Chairman of the Council.
Chairman of Dublin Millennium Committee.
Lord Mayor of Dublin 1986-87.
Director of Bye-Elections for Fianna Fail in 1980s.
Director of Presidential Election 1990.
Vice-President of Fianna Fail 1983-94.
Chairman of Party Constituency and Organisation Committee 1987-92.
Joint Negotiator of Fianna Fail delegation which negotiated the Fianna Fail-Progressive Democrat Government in 1989,and led the Fianna Fail delegation which negotiated the Fianna Fail-labour Government in 1993.
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