Patrick Bartholemew Ahern [Irish: Pádraig Parthalán Ó hEachtairn] (born September 12, 1951), known as Bertie Ahern, was the tenth Taoiseach of Ireland between 1997 and May 6, 2008.
- "The reason it's on the rise is because probably the boom times are getting even more boomer." (about rising inflation in the Irish economy)
- Simple: Inflation is rising because bad times have become worse.
- "I'm one of the last socialists left in Irish politics."
- Simple: I am one of the last policitians in Ireland who likes socialism.