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Ahern determined to lead, govern

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Brennan was referring to the apparent end to recent speculation and reports that Ahern would be taking up the plum job that is the presidency of the European Commission in place of the outgoing Romano Prodi.
But as the hours ticked down to the end of Ireland’s rotating six-month presidency of the now 25-member union, it became increasingly apparent that, from Ahern’s perspective, the commission presidency was literally heading south and would end up in the hands of his Portuguese counterpart, Jose Barroso.
“Mr. Ahern will now face the job of rebuilding the Fianna F

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