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Ahern the humanitarian?

Published 06/04/2008

Bertie Ahern may be considering a career in humanitarian work.

The outgoing Taoiseach received a call from Bob Geldof the day after he announced his resignation this week and it's understood the two discussed working together on a new anti-poverty campaign.

Mr. Ahern also spoke to the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan last week about his future.

Justin Kilcullen, Director of Troc€ire says the Taoiseach has a great empathy with people living in hardship and in poverty.

"He shows great diplomatic skills working internationally €given his success in international diplomacy in the past, he'd be as good as anyone and better than most," Mr. Kilcullen said.

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