Hurler on the Ditch

Memoir of a Journalist who Became Ireland's First Ombudsman

Author: Michael Mills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856079198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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Autobiography of Michael Mills, a journalist who became Ireland's first Ombudsman.

Sixties Ireland

Reshaping the Economy, State and Society, 1957–1973

Author: Mary E. Daly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316546330

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 489

This provocative new history of Ireland during the long 1960s exposes the myths of Ireland's modernisation. Mary E. Daly questions traditional interpretations which see these years as a time of prosperity when Irish society – led by a handful of key modernisers – abandoned many of its traditional values in its search for economic growth. Setting developments in Ireland in a wider European context, Daly shows instead that claims for the economic transformation of Ireland are hugely questionable: Ireland remained one of the poorest countries in western Europe until the end of the twentieth century. Contentious debates in later years over contraception, divorce, and national identity demonstrated continuities with the past that long survived the 1960s. Spanning the period from Ireland's economic rebirth in the 1950s to its entry into the EEC in 1973, this is a comprehensive reinterpretation of a critical period in Irish history with clear parallels for Ireland today.

Ambiguous Republic

Ireland in the 1970s

Author: Diarmaid Ferriter

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658563

Category: History

Page: 1589

View: 2353

Hard-nosed scholarship and moral passion underpin Diarmaid Ferriter's work. Now he turns to the key years of the 70s, when after half a century of independence, questions were being asked about the old ways of doing things. Ambiguous Republic considers the widespread social, cultural, economic and political upheavals of the decade, a decade when Ireland joined the EEC; when for the first time a majority of the population lived in urban areas; when economic challenges abounded; which saw too an increasingly visible feminist moment, and institutions including the Church began to be subjected to criticism.Diarmaid Ferriter's earlier books have been described as 'a landmark' and 'an immense contribution'; making 'brilliant use of new sources'; 'prodigiously gifted', and 'ground-breaking'. All those words apply to this important book based on recently opened archives and unique access to the papers of Jack Lynch and Liam Cosgrave.

Irish Education: The Ministerial Legacy

1919 - 99

Author: Antonia McManus

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750960922

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 7142

In this important new work, the author analyzes the contributions that Ministers for Education made to the Irish education system between the years 1919 and 1999. Covering the social, economic, and political realities of the time, and taking in the involvement of the OECD, what emerges is a picture of how Irish education has been shaped over the 20th century.

Jack Lynch, A Biography

The Life and Times of Irish Taoiseach Jack Lynch (1917–1999)

Author: Dermot Keogh

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717163768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 649

View: 6613

Jack Lynch is one of the most important and perhaps most underrated Irish political leaders of the twentieth century. A sportsman who won six All-Ireland medals in a row with Cork, he was also a civil servant and a barrister before being elected to Dáil Éireann in 1948. During his thirty-one years as a parliamentarian, he held the ministries of Education, Industry and Commerce, and Finance before succeeding Seán Lemass as Taoiseach in 1966. Lynch held office during the critical years of the late 1960s and early 1970s when Northern Ireland disintegrated and civil unrest swept through Belfast, Derry and other towns. This precipitated one of the worst crises in the history of the Irish state. Jack Lynch upheld the parliamentary democratic tradition at great personal and political cost, even to the point of fracturing the unity of his government and his party. If you want to know what happened during those terrible years, read this book. Jack Lynch, A Biography: Table of Contents From Shandon to Dáil Éireann Poverty and society in the Shandon area Daniel and Nora Lynch Politics and the Lynch family Early childhood, education and signs of sporting promise Death of Nora Lynch North Monastery and sporting stardom Leaving Certificate, 1936: From first job to study of law Meeting with Máirín O’Connor High honours and the end of a distinguished career Journeyman Politician: Backbench TD and Parliamentary Secretary, 1948–57 Backbench TD General election and promotion to parliamentary secretary, 1951–4 Opposition again: The 1954 general election and three years on the back benches Minister for Education, 1957–94 Minister for Industry and Commerce, 1959–65 Lynch and the legislative backlog Lynch and the industrial unrest of the 1960s Tourism and mining Attracting industry to Cork General election, the road to free trade and membership of the EEC Minister for Finance, 1965–6 Closing in on speculators Final months in Finance Neither a ‘Caretaker’ nor a ‘Reluctant’ Taoiseach, 1966–9 Why Haughey was promoted Taca and controlling Fianna Fáil Foreign policy, membership of the EEC and Anglo-Irish relations Irish foreign policy and Viet Nam Visit to Terence O’Neill Conflict in Northern Ireland The 1969 general election The Northern ‘Troubles’ and the Irish State Hillery’s visit to London, 1 August 1969 Government meeting as Northern crisis worsens Lynch’s television address The Government’s follow-up action Whitaker called on for advice Hillery in London again Government meeting of 16 August 1969 Press and propaganda strategy and Operation ‘Silk Purse’ Hillery at the United Nations The IRA and the Lynch policy of ‘no fraternisation’ Public diplomacy and Northern Ireland Whitaker and the shaping of policy on Northern Ireland Regaining the policy initiative The Voice of the North Military intelligence and Northern Ireland Open challenge from Neil Blaney: ‘Fianna Fáil never ruled out the use of force’ The Fianna Fáil ard-fheis, 1970 Conspiracy to import arms The Dundalk arms shipment The murder of Garda Fallon and gun-running Captain Kelly and the ‘gun-running’ plan ‘We stand on the brink of a great achievement’ The Arms Trial Keeping a dignified silence ‘You can have Boland but you cannot have Fianna Fáil’: The 1971 ard-fheis Ireland and Europe: Negotiating Membership of the EEC Constitutional Politics and Revolutionary Challenge, 1971–3 Internment Intervention by Máirín Lynch Sunday, Bloody Sunday The IRA discusses assassinating the Minister for Justice Whitaker opens lines of communication with Unionism Summer peace overtures end in failure Whitaker and the parallel track to the Unionists and the British Anglo-Irish relations in the autumn of 1972 Opposition and Return to Power, 1973–9 Aiken resigns over Haughey nomination Victory for the National Coalition Lynch, the National Coalition and Sunningdale, 1973 Life in opposition The Littlejohn affair: ‘Stinking to high Heaven’ Reviving Fianna Fáil The road back to power Fianna Fáil returns to power ‘Happy is the man who finds wisdom’: Retirement and Final Years, 1980–99 Staying out of politics Death and funeral O’Malley’s graveside oration In appreciation of a public life Death of Má:irín Lynch Jack Lynch’s Place in Irish History

Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies

Author: Petr Kopecký,Peter Mair,Maria Spirova

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599378

Category: Political Science

Page: 415

View: 9906

Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies brings together insights from the worlds of party politics and public administration in order to analyze the role of political parties in public appointments across contemporary Europe. Based on an extensive new data gathered through expert interviews in fifteen European countries, this book offers the first systematic comparative assessment of the scale of party patronage and its role in sustaining modern party governments. Among the key findings are: First, patronage appointments tend to be increasingly dominated by the party in public office rather than being used or controlled by the party organization outside parliament. Second, rather than using appointments as rewards, as used to be the case in more clientelistic systems in the past, parties are now more likely to emphasize appointments that can help them to manage the infrastructure of government and the state. In this way patronage becomes an organizational rather than an electoral resource. Third, patronage appointments are increasingly sourced from channels outside of the party, thus helping to make parties look increasingly like network organizations, primarily constituted by their leaders and their personal and political hinterlands. Comparative Politics is a series for students, teachers, and researchers of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. Global in scope, books in the series are characterised by a stress on comparative analysis and strong methodological rigour. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research. For more information visit: The Comparative Politics series is edited by Professor David M. Farrell, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Kenneth Carty, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia, and Professor Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Institute of Political Science, Philipps University, Marburg.

Patrick Hillery

The Official Biography

Author: John Walsh

Publisher: New Island Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 6696

'A marvellous achievement - an authoritative, revelatory and stylish biography of one of the most significant (and modest) figures in Irish twentieth-century politics, and an extraordinary lens through which we can view and evaluate one of the most turbulent periods in our modern history'-Joh Horgan, Author of Sean Lemass - The Enigmatic Patriot "This invaluable study of the late Dr Patrick Hillery, researched and written with its subject's full cooperation, casts a great deal of new light on the career of a distinguished public figure, on Irish political life, and on the role of the Irish presidency in a time of national crisis'-Eunan O'Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College, Dublin A well-informed and accessible discussion of Hillery's career, Patrick Hillery - The Official Biography benefits from a series of interviews with the former President and access to Hillery's private papers. Walsh's study is a comprehensive and balanced portrayal of the man who made an extraordinary if understated contribution to the evolution of contemporary Ireland Dr. Patrick Hillery was not only a formidable politician, but also one of the most creative public figures of his generation. In this official biography, John Walsh considers Dr Hillery's impact on significant turning points in contemporary Irish history, including the arms crisis and Ireland's accession to the European Communities. Hillery's recollections of the most controversial events of his career, notably the papal visit in 1979 and attempts by Charles J. Haughey to draw the presidency into party politics in the early 1980's, are analysed for the first time. Walsh also explores less well-known aspects of Hillery's career, including his influence on the transformation of the Irish educational sector and the turbulence surrounding his term as Minister for Labour.

Books Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, Irish

Page: N.A

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Ulster's White Negroes

Author: Fionnbarra Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781873176672

Category: Political Science

Page: 133

View: 3777

From Civil Rights to Insurrection Traces the history of the troubles in Northern Ireland from their early beginnings as a basic struggle for civil liberties through to the revolutionary war that has now claimed more than 3,000 lives and raged for more than quarter of a century.

Screaming At The Sky

Author: Tony Griffin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1848270895

Category: Hurling (Game)

Page: 288

View: 7895

- He's a champion sportsman at the highest level - a Clare 'All Star', playing one of the world's fastest, most challenging sports - hurling. - He's cycled 7,000 km across a continent in 51 days. - He's raised almost ?1 million for cancer charities. - He's Tony Griffin. Tony Griffin is a man of remarkable drive and determination, but during the course of four extraordinary, turbulent years, he was tested to the limit . . . Following his beloved father's death in 2005, Tony Griffin made the momentous decision to postpone his studies and devote himself to the sport he loved, hurling. Driven to succeed, before long he'd become the sport's first modern full-time player, and secured a coveted All Star award. But to the dismay of many, at the peak of his career Griffin took a year out of the game and set himself another, almost impossible challenge: he'd cycle across the second largest landmass on earth - Canada, and raise ?1 million for cancer charities in memory of his late father. This punishing 7,000km ride would prove to be more testing than he could ever have imagined. On his return to Ireland Griffin was plagued by serious injury and self-doubt. It was then that he knew he would have to dig deep if he was ever to fulfil his dreams and his potential. Beautifully written and intensely moving, Screaming at the Sky is a story of courage, of love and loss, and of battles won and lost both on and off the field. It is also the story of how one man faced his demons and finally found peace with himself and the world. 'An extremely inspirational, moving and motivational read. Tony passionately shows how sport can bring all of us such strength, power and belief in times of dire need.' - Paula Radcliffe, Marathon world-record holder

Origins Reconsidered

In Search of what Makes Us Human

Author: Richard E. Leakey,Roger Lewin

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385467923

Category: Nature

Page: 375

View: 1254

Reassesses human prehistory, incorporating ideas from philosophy, anthropology, molecular biology, and linguistics to explore how humans acquired the qualities of consciousness and humanity.

A Couple of Blaguards

Author: Frank McCourt,Malachy McCourt

Publisher: Samuel French Trade

ISBN: 9780573699634

Category: Drama

Page: 54

View: 6365

A play written by brothers Frank and Malachy McCourt about growing up in Limerick, Ireland, and their journey to Brooklyn, New York, where they learn to incorporate the lessons learned from their hard Irish past.

The Retreat of Democracy and Other Itinerant Essays on Globalization, Economics, and India

Author: Kaushik Basu

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857286765

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 1526

‘The Retreat of Democracy’ presents an expanded and reworked selection of Basu's best journalistic and academic writings on political and economic themes since the late 1990s. As well as essays on globalization and democracy, the book provides analyses of ideas in economics, as well as anthroplogical observations on social norms, the role of culture, and travel in India and abroad. It also includes an intellectual biography of Amartya Sen, with a discussion of his scientific contributions.

Drama in the Bahamas

Muhammad Ali's Last Fight

Author: Dave Hannigan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613218990

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 9056

On December 11, 1981, Muhammad Ali slumped on a chair in the cramped, windowless locker room of a municipal baseball field outside Nassau. A phalanx of sportswriters had pushed and shoved their way into this tiny, breeze-blocked space. In this most unlikely of settings, they had come to record the last moments of the most storied of all boxing careers. They had come to intrude upon the grief. “It’s over,” mumbled Ali. “It’s over.” The show that had entertained and wowed from Zaire to Dublin, from Hamburg to Manila, finally ended its twenty-one-year run, the last performance not so much off-Broadway, more amateur theatre in the boondocks. In Drama in the Bahamas, Dave Hannigan tells the occasionally poignant, often troubling, yet always entertaining story behind Ali’s last bout. Through interviews with many of those involved, he discovers exactly how and why, a few weeks short of his fortieth birthday, a seriously diminished Ali stepped through the ropes one more time to get beaten up by Trevor Berbick. “Two billion people will be conscious of my fight,” said Ali, trotting out the old braggadocio about an event so lacking in luster that a cow bell was pressed in to service to signal the start and end of each round. How had it come to this? Why was he still boxing? Hannigan answers those questions and many more, offering a unique and telling glimpse into the most fascinating sportsman of the twentieth century in the last, strange days of his fistic life. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Rare Diseases and Orphan Products:

Accelerating Research and Development

Author: Committee on Accelerating Rare Diseases Research and Orphan Product Development,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309158060

Category: Medical

Page: 442

View: 7675

Rare diseases collectively affect millions of Americans of all ages, but developing drugs and medical devices to prevent, diagnose, and treat these conditions is challenging. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends implementing an integrated national strategy to promote rare diseases research and product development.

Heather Has Two Mommies

Author: Lesléa Newman

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763666319

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7744

A modern classic for this generation is being relaunched with an all-new, beautifully illustrated edition that follows Heather as she goes to playgroup and feels badly at first because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

Old Brooklyn Heights

New York's First Suburb : Including Detailed Analyses of 619 Century-old Houses

Author: Clay Lancaster,Edmund Vincent Gillon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486238722

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

View: 5291

Authoritative street-by-street architectural guide to over 600 houses, buildings in city's first Historic District. 88 illus.

A Man Called Intrepid

The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Author: William Stevenson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 162914360X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 1236

A New York Times Best Seller! The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William Stephenson. Codenamed INTREPID by Winston Churchill, Stephenson was charged with establishing—and running—a vast, worldwide intelligence network to challenge the terrifying force of Nazi Germany. Nothing less than the fate of Britain and the free world hung in the balance as INTREPID covertly set about stalling the Nazis by any means necessary. First published in 1976, A Man Called Intrepid was an immediate bestseller. With over thirty black-and-white photographs and countless World War II secrets, this book revealed startling information that had remained buried for decades. Detailing the infamous “Camp X” training center in Ontario, Canada; the miraculous breaking of the Ultra Code used by the Enigma Machine; and dozens of other stories of clandestine missions, A Man Called Intrepid is an undisputed modern classic. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Irish Brigades 1685-2006

A Gazetteer of Irish Military Service, Past and Present

Author: David James Murphy

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846820809

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 7203

Since the 17th century, Irish soldiers have served in various armies across the world and have achieved a formidable reputation as fighting men. This book represents an attempt to recognize the varied and distinguished service of Irish soldiers. It provides summarized histories of all Irish regiments raised since 1685. These include not only regiments in theòBritish army, but also Irish regiments in the service of Spain, Austria and France. Information is also provided on Irish units that were later raised in America, Canada and South Africa. Including illustrations and maps, this gazetteer represents an important addition to the literature on the history of the Irish soldier.