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Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alastair Campbell is no stranger to Dublin and he was before an Irish audience again last Saturday night – but this time in Paris at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, ooh-la-la, whatever that is.

14th March, 2015
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True(ish) History of Ireland

Campbell was doing a public interview with the “equally charismatic Ryan Tubridy” (according to the publicity materials) about his Irish diaries, and he told the audience that during his days as a political journalist, one of his best sources about European summit meetings was Charlie Haughey.

“Charlie Haughey was one of my best sources. Mrs Thatcher didn’t get away with much . . . There were two or three of us [journalists] who...

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