Alan Dukes

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Independent Senator Averil Power at the Dublin Bay North recount in the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

For one horrifying moment, it looked like the recounts had been abandoned in favour of a total rerun. It was late afternoon in the RDS and a smiling (...)

Progressive Democrats leader Dessie O’Malley and Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey: the circumstances were much more toxic in 1989, when the likely government-making option settled on the Fianna Fáil-PD negotiations.

The racing certainty now is a hung Dáil and, flowing from that, the emergence of a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition as the most stable and ideologicall(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a general election canvassing stop at Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

If you follow a political leader around enough on a campaign trail, you find certain words, phrases, even speeches have a habit of repeating themselve(...)

Former  minister of state for women’s affairs Nuala Fennell: “I am sorry to say that our record over the past two years does not stand up to scrutiny.”  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

A strongly worded complaint about the government’s record of promoting women to State boards was sent to then finance minister Alan Dukes in 1985 by (...)

After a month of negotiations a new Fianna Fail-Labour government was formed on January 12th, 1993, 48 days after the election. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

In light of this week’s Irish Times poll it is worth remembering that a week is a long time in politics, and the weeks between an election an(...)

FineGael poster from the 2007 general election

Here is what fudge reads like. “This Government will introduce Universal Health Insurance with equal access to care for all. Under this system there w(...)

Fianna Fáil director of elections  Billy Kelleher  at Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil is unlikely to be part of the next government, the party’s new director of elections Billy Kelleher has implicitly acknowledged. Sp(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would publish the letter from Mr Justice Brian Cregan, the chairman of the inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation(...)

The Department of Finance first raised concerns in August about the confidentiality and privileged nature of some of the documents to the Commission of Investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

The Department of Finance first raised concerns in August about the confidentiality and privileged nature of some of the documents to the Commission o(...)

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes said he is concerned he and other former directors will not get access to documentation being examined by the inquiry into the work of the former Anglo Irish Bank

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes said he is concerned he and other former directors will not get access (...)

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