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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) .
The release of modern, lighter and smaller Irish coins begins with the five pence piece and gets a mixed reaction from the public.