Alan Dukes

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Europe’s bread basket – southern Russia and Ukraine – was cut off by the Crimean conflict

In a second-hand shop recently, I bought a copy of a remarkable book that passed me by when first published, in 2007. It’s called Strong Farmer: the M(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said Fianna Fáil had responded after the last general election when others chose to stand idly by. Photograph: Sportsfile

Fianna Fáil deserves credit for entering the confidence and supply agreement at a time when “others chose to stand idly by”, Minister for Agriculture (...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes has advised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to close his Twitter account. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes has advised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to close his Twitter account. “Politicians should stay off twitter because the(...)

Ian Paisley was reportedly left cowering in a car as he waited for a burger and diet coke outside a  takeaway in Slane, Co Meath. Photograph: PA Wire

Ian Paisley was left cowering in a car as he waited for a burger and diet coke outside a Co Meath takeaway on a rare trip across the Border, 1987 stat(...)

 New minister for finance Ray MacSharry unveiling his budget on March 31st, 1987

When Charles Haughey took power in March 1987, having campaigned on the slogan that spending cuts hurt the poor, the old and the sick, he proceeded to(...)

In the Name of Peace: John Hume’s wife, Pat, at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, John Hume’s seminal role in the peace process has been transposed to a new film exploring (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Gerry Cross of the Central Bank of Ireland with Alan Dukes at a roundtable  discussion on Brexit earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish interest in doing business in Asia is growing, according to a leading organisation focused on developing links between the region and this count(...)

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