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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) .
On 24 May 1996 RTÉ went online with the launch of www.rte.ie and the Late Late Show was made available worldwide.