Maurice Ahern

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Maurice Ahern (born 1938/39)[1] is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a member of Dublin City Council for the CabraGlasnevin local electoral area from 1999 to 2009. He was first elected at the 1999 local elections, topping the poll. He was re-elected at the 2004 local elections. He was the Lord Mayor of Dublin in 2000, and formerly Leader of the Fianna Fáil group on the council. He is a member of the Irish Sports Council and is married to Moira Murray-Ahern with five sons and one daughter. His eldest son, Dylan Ahern, was found dead in his apartment on 22 November 2009[2] .

He is the elder brother of Bertie Ahern and Noel Ahern, both of whom served as Fianna Fáil TDs, Bertie Ahern having served as Taoiseach from 1997–2008.

He was the Fianna Fáil candidate in the Dublin Central by-election which was held on 5 June 2009. He lost that election being beaten into 5th place. On the same day, he also lost his council seat in the 2009 local elections.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FF's Peter Pan faces wrath of cuckoo in the nest Lee". Irish Independent. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Son of Maurice Ahern found dead in his apartment". Sunday Tribune. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Parties select bye-election candidates". RTÉ News. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Mary Freehill
Lord Mayor of Dublin
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Michael Mulcahy