Jim DuffyJim Duffy
(born 12 April 1966
) is the former post-graduate student at University College Dublin
whose 'on-the-record' interview with then Tánaiste Brian Lenihan
, in which Lenihan talked about pressures placed by him and other senior Fianna Fáil
figures on President Hillery
in January 1982 to refuse a dissolution to then taoiseach
, Garret FitzGerald
, led to Lenihan's dismissal in October 1990
from Charles Haughey
's government and the election of Mary Robinson
as President of Ireland
In 1993 Duffy was one of six people commissioned by Australia's Republic Advisory Committee to prepare reports on international republican experiences, to appear as an appendix to the committee's main report. His report, along with those of five others, was submitted as part of that larger report to the then Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating. The Irish appendix suggested an ambiguous Irish experience of republican practice.
Duffy is currently a freelance journalist and author.