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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) .
An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern defends the cost of his makeup expenses in Dáil Éireann. It had been the practice of all Taoisigh to wear makeup since the televising of Dáil proceedings began in 1990.