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Time to Talk

by Michael Healy-Rae Gill Books (October 26, 2018)

The biggest regret of Michael Healy-Rae’s life was a time he didn’t talk when somebody needed him the most. After that, he vowed to never stop talking, listening and trying to really hear what people were...


De Valera: Rule

by David McCullagh Gill Books (October 26, 2018)

In this, the concluding volume of David McCullagh’s monumental new life of the revolutionary and statesman, we join De Valera in 1932 as he takes the reins of power in the first Fianna Fáil government, and...


Madam Politician

by Martina Fitzgerald Gill Books (October 12, 2018)

Only 10 per cent of those who have sat at the cabinet table in Ireland in almost 100 years have been women, totalling just 19 female politicians. Along with the two former female presidents of Ireland, all of...


Jack Lynch, A Biography

by Dermot Keogh Gill Books (September 04, 2009)

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...


De Valera Volume 1

by David McCullagh Gill Books (October 20, 2017)

Éamon de Valera was the single most consequential Irish figure of the twentieth century. He was a leader in the Easter Rising, the figurehead of the anti-Treaty rebels during the dark days of the Civil War...


In America

by Caitríona Perry Gill Books (October 27, 2017)

As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s...


A Time to Risk All

by Clodagh Finn Gill Books (October 13, 2017)

Clodagh Finn has travelled throughout Europe to piece together the story of this remarkable, unknown Irish woman, meeting many of those children Mary Elmes saved. Here, in a book packed with courage, heroism,...


The Abbey Rebels of 1916

by Fearghal McGarry Gill Books (October 30, 2015)

The story of the 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath from a new persepective

The Abbey Theatre played a leading role in the politicisation of the revolutionary generation that won Irish freedom, but comparatively...


Against the Tide

by Noël Browne Gill Books (June 12, 2007)

'Against the Tide' is a story told with honesty and great emotion; the narrative of a life in which tragedy and good fortune succeeded each other with bewildering speed. After training as a doctor, Noël Browne...


Michael Collins: The Lost Leader

by Margery Forester Gill Books (September 12, 2006)

In print continuously for more than thirty years, this book is long established as a reliable and affectionate portrait of Michael Collins.

First, published in 1971, its great strength is that the author was...


Big Fellow, Long Fellow. A Joint Biography of Collins and De Valera

by T. Ryle Dwyer Gill Books (September 12, 2006)

Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera were the two most charismatic leaders of the Irish revolution. This joint biography looks first at their very different upbringings and early careers. Both fought in the 1916...


Letters of My Life

by Mary O'Rourke Gill Books (September 16, 2016)

As she nears 80, Mary O’Rourke reflects on her life and its universal themes through letters.

To the Athlone Fianna Fáil Women’s Group … to a future female politician … to a young couple embracing on...


Just Mary: A Political Memoir From Mary O'Rourke

by Mary O'Rourke Gill Books (October 12, 2012)

In this memoir Mary O' Rourke writes, with remarkable candidness and humour, of personal and political events; of the many senior political figures with whom she worked, including Charles Haughey and Bertie...


James Connolly, A Full Life

by Donal Nevin Gill Books (August 30, 2005)

‘Hasn’t it been a full life, Lillie, and isn’t this a good end?’, were James Connolly’s last words to his wife in Dublin Castle in the early hours of 12 May 1916 just before his execution for his part...


Seán MacBride, A Life

by Elizabeth Keane Gill Books (October 16, 2007)

An exceptional man, an extraordinary career – a life of Seán MacBride, Ireland’s most distinguished statesman

Sean MacBride (1904–1988) was at different times the Chief of Staff of the IRA, a top criminal...


The Fall of the House of Paisley

by David Gordon Gill Books (October 30, 2009)

In this hard-hitting study of political power, award-winning journalist David Gordon studies the political downfall of Ian Paisley and his son and shines an uncompromising light on Northern Ireland's political...


Conduct Unbecoming – A Memoir by Desmond O’Malley

by Desmond O'Malley Gill Books (October 17, 2014)

Conduct Unbecoming is a landmark political memoir from one of Ireland’s most outspoken and respected public figures, Desmond O’Malley.

Born in Limerick in 1939, Desmond O’Malley went on to become the youngest...


Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763–98), A Life

by Henry Boylan Gill Books (October 01, 1997)

The definitive short biography of Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763–98), the founding father of Irish republicanism

Originally published in 1981 as part of the groundbreaking Gill’s Irish Lives series, Theobald...


Charles Stewart Parnell, A Biography

by F.S.L. Lyons Gill Books (October 04, 2005)

In this masterly biography, F.S.L. Lyons tackles the life and times of one of the greatest Irish statesmen of modern times. One of modern Irish biography’s great triumphs, Charles Stewart Parnell has never...


Sean Lemass: The Enigmatic Patriot

by John Horgan Gill Books (October 01, 1997)

The definitive biography of Seán Lemass, the finest Taoiseach in the history of the Irish State

There are few facets of Irish life which do not owe something to the genius, effectiveness or determination of...


Redmond – A Life Undone

by Chris Dooley Gill Books (September 18, 2015)

Dramatic and immersive, Redmond is a provocative reassessment of John Redmond, Home Rule campaigner and one of Ireland’s most brilliant political minds.

‘A vivid portrayal of one of the great political campaigns...


Haughey’s Millions – On the Trail of Charlie’s Money

by Colm Keena Gill Books (September 27, 2001)

Untangle the financial history of Charlie Haughey, Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil, in Haughey’s Millions, the must-read, bestselling exposé of one of Ireland’s most controversial politicians

Colm...


Bertie: Power & Money

by Colm Keena Gill Books (October 21, 2011)

Colm Keena scrutinises the evidence produced by the Mahon Tribunal about Bertie Ahern's personal finances and his personal political machine, and illustrates the lengths to which Ahern went in his effort to...


The Reluctant Taoiseach: A Biography of John A. Costello

by David McCullagh Gill Books (October 08, 2010)

John A. Costello remains the most elusive of Ireland's former taoisigh, despite his enormous contribution to Irish history. He declared the Republic, led the country's first ever coalition government, and faced...