Saturday 25 March 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Time for young Turks to rise up

Dara Calleary, one of Fianna Fail's younger TDs hoping for re-election in Mayo and among those touted as eventual party leader
Dara Calleary, one of Fianna Fail's younger TDs hoping for re-election in Mayo and among those touted as eventual party leader
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

BERTIE Ahern proclaimed himself to be a "young leader for a young country" in his successful bid to become Taoiseach in 1997.

The celebrated 'Prince of Darkness' poster showing a pensive Mr Ahern against a black background with this slogan proved to be a winner.

When he became Fianna Fail leader in December 1994, he was 43 and became Taoiseach at 45 years of age in June 1997.

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