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Bertie Ahern (1951-) is a politician and author. Born in Dublin, Ahern served as a Fianna Fáil TD from 1977 to 2011. He was Minister for Finance (1991-94) and Taoiseach (1997-2008) .
Established in 1988 and built on the site of the former Curzon cinema, independent cinema the Light House on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin is closing to make way for an expansion of Arnott's department store.