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Bertie Ahern

Data de nascimento: 12. Setembro 1951

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Patrick Bartholemew "Bertie" Ahern, em irlandês Pádraig Parthalán Ó hEachthairn, é um político irlandês, que exerceu o cargo de primeiro-ministro do seu país, na qualidade de líder do partido Fianna Fáil, entre 1997 e 2008.

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„I never condemn wrongdoing in any area“

—  Bertie Ahern
22 February, 2006 in the Dáil (Ahern corrected his slip, above, TO "condone" during the same statement.) Leaders' Questions http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2006/02/22/member5.asp Oireachtas Debates 2006-02-22.

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„That decision will in history be written as the biggest mistake that American administration ever made, because Lehmans was a world investment bank. They had testicles everywhere.“

—  Bertie Ahern
Speaking on the collapse of Lehman Brothers Bank. Lehmans world presence http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/1010/1224256328159.html (Subscription required). The Year in Quotes http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article6968426.ece (Subscription required)

„It was a political donation for my personal use.“

—  Bertie Ahern
21 February 2008 at the Mahon Tribunal, referring to a £5,000 donation. Irish Times report http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/0221/breaking45.htm 2008-02-21. (Subscription required)

„Time magazine reported him as speaking of "upsetting the apple tart."“

—  Bertie Ahern
Mr. Popularity http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1614940,00.html Time magazine. 2007-04-26.

„I have always found him to be a proud, honourable man, loyal, true, persevering, principled, caring and committed but tough and a person who lost friends easily. On behalf of the Government but in particular on behalf of the Fianna Fáil Party, I thank him for his distinguished years of service to his constituents and his country.“

—  Bertie Ahern
Speaking about Ray Burke (who was subsequently jailed for six months for tax evasion) after Burke's resignation. Resignation of Member: Statements. http://historical-debates.oireachtas.ie/D/0481/D.0481.199710070023.html Dáil Éireann - Volume 481, 1997-10-07

„The reason it's on the rise is because probably the boom times are getting even more boomer.“

—  Bertie Ahern
commenting on rising inflation in the Irish economy. Economic growth shows little sign of letting up http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/front/2006/0714/930304623HM1ECON.html – The Irish Times newspaper article, 14 July, 2006.

„Some people dye their hair yellow or put rings in their noses“

—  Bertie Ahern
Explaining to the Mahon Tribunal on 20 December 2007 why he did not have a bank account in 1993. Planning Tribunal Transcript http://www.planningtribunal.ie/images/SITECONTENT_784.pdf planningtribunal.ie. 2007-12-20.

„It is not correct, and if I said so, I was not correct — I cannot recall if I said it, but I did not say, or if I did, I did not mean to say it“

—  Bertie Ahern
Straight answers needed to taxing Bertie questions http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/fionnan-sheahan/straight-answers-needed-to-taxing-bertie-questions-1277938.html Irish Independent, 2008-01-31.

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„I don't know how people who engage in that don't commit suicide“

—  Bertie Ahern
commenting on people "talking the economy down", just before the crash. Speech at Irish Congress of Trade Unions conference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfjGSfuSQpA 2007-07-3.

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