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) .
The coffin of Éamon de Valera, the former Taoiseach and President, is brought through the streets of Dublin to lie in state in Saint Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle. Thousands of people from all over the country come to pay tribute.