Bertie Ahern's decision to run for the leadership of the Fianna Fáil party is welcomed by many in Dublin Central.

People in Drumcondra are in support of Bertie Ahern running for the leadership of the Fianna Fáil political party.

He was born and reared here and is well known and well liked.

Bertie Ahern supports many local businesses. In a local pub, one man declares Bertie to be a genius. The local butcher tells RTÉ News how the Dublin Central TD likes steak, chops and Irish stew. 

There are very few people here who have a bad word to say about Bertie Ahern.

A visit to Bertie Ahern's constituency office makes it easy to see where his reputation as a problem solver comes from. 

For many Dubliners, Fianna Fáil is seen as largely rural based and out of touch with the needs of the city. In Bertie Ahern the party has a politician who consistently tops the polls.

As the consistent poll topper in Dublin Central, he's seen as the central figure in Dublin for Fianna Fáil.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 November 1994. The reporter is Paul Reynolds.