PEOPLE, POLITICS AND POWER

From O'Connell to Ahern

By
Stephen Collins
People, Politics and Power

Politics in Ireland is something of a national obsession. Despite a decline in voter turnout in recent general elections, politics still attracts huge interest and controversy.

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240 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9780862789855
Category Politics

Politics in Ireland is something of a national obsession. Despite a decline in voter turnout in recent general elections, politics still attracts huge interest and controversy. Powerful political figures like Charles Haughey, Eamon de Valera, Charles Stewart Parnell and Daniel O’Connell dominated Irish politics at different times over the past two centuries and defined their eras. The great election campaigns waged by these politicians, and the controversies in which they were involved, have left a deep imprint on all aspect of Irish life, from law to literature; from economics to family life.

This book gives us a concise overview of Irish political life, from the Act of Union to the present day.

STEPHEN COLLINS is political editor of the Sunday Tribune and is a frequent contributor to radio and television programmes on political matters. He has written several books, including The Haughey Files and Spring and the Labour Story. His latest book, The Power Game, charting the rise and fall and rise again of the Fianna Fáil party, is a bestseller.

A hugely informative and enjoyable account of the long and colourful history of politics in Ireland. Stephen Collins has produced a book that is a fitting and, at times, humorous epitaph to the good, the bad and the utterly bizarre episodes in the evolution of a modern democracy in Ireland.

Western People

an introduction to the political history of the country . . . informative.

The Sunday Tribune

Collins combines indepth political knowledge with genuine interest to produce a comprehensive analysis of some of Ireland's best-known leaders. This is one not to be missed by readers with an interest in history and politics.

Irish Farmers Monthly
Irish Farmer’s Monthly
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