Tributes to Paddy Duffy as advisor to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern passes away in London
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Tributes to Paddy Duffy as advisor to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern passes away in London

TRIBUTES have been paid to Paddy Duffy, an advisor to former Taosieach Bertie Ahern, after he passed away in London.

Mr Duffy, 75, fell ill as he prepared to board a flight from Heathrow to Dublin this morning, according to Independent.ie.

He and Mr Ahern are believed to have been returning to Ireland after a week in Papua New Guinea.

Duffy, right, with then Minister for Finance Bertie Ahern during the 1992 General Election campaign (Image: RollingNews.ie)
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They were attempting to broker peace in the Bougainville region ahead of an independence referendum next year.

Tributes were paid to the former press secretary and special advisor to Mr Ahern, with journalist Ken Murray hailing him ‘one of the great characters of Government Buildings’.

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