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Ivan Yates: My role in one of the most far-reaching political events in Irish history

The former Minister for Agriculture recalls his war of words with Larry Goodman as he dealt with the tumultuous aftermath of the tribunal and describes how the affair shook up the cosy relationship between government and business

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Biting back: Ivan Yates, then Minister for Agriculture, at the launch of the National Beef Assurance Scheme in May 1997

Biting back: Ivan Yates, then Minister for Agriculture, at the launch of the National Beef Assurance Scheme in May 1997

Biting back: Ivan Yates, then Minister for Agriculture, at the launch of the National Beef Assurance Scheme in May 1997

“The message being sent out of this House is that if one is brazen enough and has sufficient brass neck, one can get away with anything”

Ivan Yates, Dáil, Sept 2, 1994


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