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Dermot Ahern

Personal data
Date of birth20 April 1955(age 61)
Place of birthDundalk, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
SpouseMaeve Coleman
Alma materUniversity College Dublin
ProfessionSolicitor
Minister for Justice and Law Reform
In office7 May 2008 - 19 January 2011
Succeeded byBrendan Smith
Preceded byBrian Lenihan
(Justice, Equality and Law Reform)
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office29 September 2004 - 7 May 2008
Succeeded byMicheál Martin
Preceded byBrian Cowen
Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources
In office6 June 2002 - 29 September 2004
Succeeded byNoel Dempsey
Preceded byFrank Fahey
(Marine and Natural Resources)
Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs
In office26 June 1997 - 6 June 2002
Succeeded byMary Coughlan
(Social and Family Affairs)
Preceded byProinsias De Rossa
(Social Welfare)
Government Chief Whip
In office15 November 1991 - 11 February 1992
Succeeded byNoel Dempsey
Preceded byVincent Brady
Teachta Dála
In officeFebruary 1987 - February 2011
ConstituencyLouth

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Dermot Christopher Ahern (born 20 April 1955) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Louth constituency from 1987 to 2011. He also served as Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs (1997 2002), Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (2002 04), Minister for Foreign Affairs (2004 08) and Minister for Justice and Law Reform (2008 11).


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