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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) .
As her son Maze prisoner Kieran Doherty enters his 57th day of hunger strike, Margaret Doherty gives her opinion on how the strike could be resolved.