In 1994 Bertie Ahern was elected leader of the Fianna Fáil political party in succession to Albert Reynolds.

The only challenger to the position was Maire Geoghegan Quinn, who withdrew after she had been proposed and seconded. As the sixth and youngest leader of the party, he is also the first to be elected unanimously since Seán Lemass in 1959.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 November 1994. The reporter is Charlie Bird.

Bertie Ahern
Bertie Ahern