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Renaissance Nation

by David McWilliams Gill Books (November 02, 2018)

Renaissance Nation is the story of how the Pope’s Children rewrote the rules for Ireland.

In four decades, bookended by the visits of the pope in September 1979 and August 2018, Ireland has managed to become...


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...


Modernising Irish Government

by Neil Collins & Terry Cradden Gill Books (May 15, 2007)

Modernising Irish Government presents the major historical turning points in the development of Irish public services with a particular focus on the civil service, covering the mid-nineteenth-century reforms,...


NAMA-Land

by Frank Connolly Gill Books (November 03, 2017)

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) was created in 2009 to contain the spiralling fallout from Ireland’s property crisis. Its job as Ireland’s ‘bad bank’ was to act impartially to get the maximum...


The Gospel According to Blindboy in 15 Short Stories

by Blindboy Boatclub Gill Books (October 27, 2017)

The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories and visual art exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Covering themes...


Irish Government Today

by John O'Toole Gill Books (July 04, 2009)

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of this acclaimed text that reflects the extensive changes in the Irish system of government, including strategic management, parliamentary procedures and the management...


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...


Using Evidence to Inform Policy

by Pete Lunn & Frances Ruane Gill Books (September 06, 2013)

Using Evidence to Inform Policy is a unique examination of how evidence can be used to improve policymaking, especially in challenging economic times.

There is a need for transparency in government and policy...


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...


Corn Flakes for Dinner

by Aidan Comerford Gill Books (October 13, 2017)

What do you do when both of your daughters have been diagnosed with autism, your wife is depressed and your job has been made redundant? You become a comedian!

After years of feeling like he was losing at life,...


The Choice

by Philly McMahon Gill Books (October 13, 2017)

When Dublin footballer Philly McMahon lost his older brother John in 2012, it brought to an end a painful decade, during which John had slipped from the family circle into a deteriorating cycle of addiction....


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,...


Plan B

by Cormac Lucey Gill Books (March 28, 2014)

The political establishment would have you believe that Ireland’s economic crisis is over. But leading Irish economist Cormac Lucey shows that it is premature to declare an end to the euro-crisis. He argues...


The Evolution of Irish Nationalist Politics

by Tom Garvin Gill Books (September 13, 2005)

Professor Tom Garvin’s classic work studies the growth of nationalism in Ireland from the middle of the eighteenth century to modern times.

It traces the continuity of tradition from earlier organisations,...


Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

by Charles Perrault & Harry Clarke Gill Books (September 14, 2012)

This long unavailable collection of Charles Perrault's Classic Fairy Tales has been updated for a modern readership and accompanied by the stunning illustrations of Irish artist, Harry Clarke.

Although now best...


Nationalist Revolutionaries in Ireland 1858-1928

by Tom Garvin Gill Books (September 13, 2005)

The present-day Republic of Ireland was created by a revolutionary elite which developed between 1858 and 1914. Here, one of Ireland’s most eminent historians, Professor Tom Garvin, considers the social origins...


The Easter Rebellion

by Max Caulfield Gill Books (March 01, 1995)

This is a scrupulously researched and superbly written account of the events of that fateful week.

The narrative proceeds almost on an hour-by-hour basis building up a picture which, while immensely detailed,...


The Good Fight

by Jim McDowell Gill Books (September 15, 2017)

The year is 1969. The start of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. For Jim McDowell, a rookie reporter, it was the beginning of a life at the heart of one of world’s most notorious and bitter conflicts.

His gripping...


Famine Echoes – Folk Memories of the Great Irish Famine

by Cathal Poirteir Gill Books (September 01, 1995)

Famine Echoes is a groundbreaking oral account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of 1845–52, telling the stories of its victims for the first time ever in their own words and those of their descendants.

‘When...


A City in Turmoil – Dublin 1919–1921

by Pádraig Yeates Gill Books (September 21, 2012)

Dublin was the cockpit of the Irish Revolution. It was in the capital that Dáil Éireann convened and built an alternative government to challenge the authority of Dublin Castle; it was where the munitions...


Disillusioned Decades – Ireland 1966–87

by Tim Pat Coogan Gill Books (December 01, 1987)

From Seán Lemass to mass unemployment: Ireland changed between 1966 and 1987 and, Tim Pat Coogan argues in Disillusioned Decades, not for the better

The year 1966 was one in which to take stock: fifty years...


Breaking the Silence

by Martin Ridge & Gerard Cunningham Gill Books (April 01, 2008)

Assigned to a quiet corner of Ireland's most remote county, Martin Ridge was heading for retirement after a long career with An Garda Síochána, the Irish police force. All that changed when a call from a local...


50 Dáil Debates that Shaped the Nation

by John Drennan Gill Books (October 05, 2012)

From the debates of the 1950s that were strikingly similar to what we face today – struggles against bankruptcy, emigration and abuse of power by the State – through the wars in the 70s and 80s over divorce...


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...


Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen & Harry Clarke Gill Books (September 16, 2011)

This classic collection of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, illustrated by Harry Clarke, was first published in 1916. This modern version includes reproductions of Harry Clarke's stunning work, taken from...


The Irish War of Independence

by Micahel Hopkinson Gill Books (March 24, 2004)

Within months of first publication, Michael Hopkinson's study of the Irish War of Independence established itself as by far most comprehensive and evocative account of the role played by the conflict in shaping...


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...


Dublin Easter 1916 The French Connection

by Bill Mc Cormack Gill Books (September 28, 2012)

All revolutionary movements since 1789 have looked instinctively to the French model. In this book, Bill Mc Cormack demonstrates that the French influence in Ireland was indeed profound, especially in the years...


Into the Dark

by Johnston Brown Gill Books (November 01, 2005)

Johnston Brown was hailed by Martin Dillon as "the superb investigator who was central to bringing ‘Mad Dog’ Adair to justice." According to Dillon," the day [Brown] publishes the story of life in the RUC,...


The Islander. Complete and Unabridged A translation of An tOileánach

by Tomás O'Crohan, Gary Bannister & David Sowby Gill Books (September 14, 2012)

This superb account of life on the Great Blasket Island off the west coast of Kerry, written as the nineteenth century draws to its close and the dawn of a new era trespasses on the lives of its small community,...


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...


Irish Proverbs

by Laurence Flanagan Gill Books (August 03, 2001)

There are millions of Irish proverbs, old and new, and Laurence Flanagan has made a wide-ranging collection of these proverbs, some well known, some obscure, and has provided both Irish and English text for...


Paid For – My Journey through Prostitution

by Rachel Moran Gill Books (April 05, 2013)

When you are 15 years old and destitute, too unskilled to work and too young to claim unemployment benefit, your body is all you have left to sell.

‘THE BEST WORK BY ANYONE ON PROSTUTION EVER.’ Catherine...


Wednesday's Child

by Shane Dunphy Gill Books (February 07, 2006)

Shane Dunphy was involved in social care for fifteen years. This book is a distillation of some of the cases he encountered in that time into a single, year-long narrative.

In spite of the narrative’s compression,...


The Line

by Ian Gargan Gill Books (October 07, 2016)

What does it take to make good people do bad things? Unlock the door to the criminal mind in The Line, the outstanding debut from Ireland’s leading criminal psychologist.

Here Dr Ian Gargan unravels the motives...


A Tragedy Waiting to Happen – The Chaotic Life of Brendan O’Donnell

by Tony Muggivan & JJ Muggivan Gill Books (September 08, 2004)

For years, Tony Muggivan urged the Irish social system to offer appropriate treatment to the desperately sick Brendan O’Donnell. A Tragedy Waiting to Happen is the harrowing story of his doomed attempts and...


A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes  – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Irish History

by Jonathan Bardon Gill Books (October 31, 2008)

THE ONLY BOOK ON IRISH HISTORY YOU’LL EVER NEED!

From invasions to rebellions, heroic martyrs to pragmatic politicians, industrial development to mass emigration, A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by renowned...


The Grangegorman Murders

by Alan Bailey Gill Books (July 31, 2015)

On the morning of 7 March 1997, the bodies of two elderly female patients were discovered in their sheltered accommodation at Grangegorman Psychiatric Hospital in Dublin.

It would be a further 16 years before...


The Irish Paradox

by Sean Moncrieff Gill Books (September 25, 2015)

What does it mean to be Irish?

‘We’ve been clever and stupid, principled and corrupt. We can be kind and cruel, guilty of dopey optimism and chronic fatalism. We’re friendly, but near impossible to get...


Coming Home

by Michael Mccaughan Gill Books (March 10, 2017)

‘Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.’

‘A hugely enjoyable linguistic travelogue that is also a sort of...


Menopause – The Commonsense Approach

by Ruth Appleby Gill Books (April 01, 1998)

The menopause is a natural stage in every woman’s life. Now, thanks to Menopause – The CommonSense Approach, a practical and optimistic guide to the menopause experience, you can get through it with grace...


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...


The Great Betrayal

by John Drennan Gill Books (September 04, 2015)

From penalty points to water charges, funding cuts to tax hikes, The Great Betrayal is a cutting assessment of the upheavals, egos and scraps that shaped the 31st Dáil by Ireland’s most sagacious political...


Missing and Unsolved: Ireland's Disappeared

by Barry Cummins Gill Books (October 15, 2010)

They are some of Ireland’s most famous names, for all the wrong reasons. They are Ireland’s missing women, many of them murdered and their bodies hidden by evil killers who remain at large. They include...


James Larkin: Lion of the Fold

by Donal Nevin Gill Books (March 12, 2014)

This book is a detailed compilation of writings and lectures about the life of James Larkin.

It reviews his influence in history and on various movements across the country and abroad.

James Larkin: Lion of the...


Destiny of the Soldiers – Fianna Fáil, Irish Republicanism and the IRA, 1926–1973

by Donnacha Ó Beacháin Gill Books (June 21, 2011)

Incisive, engaging and thought-provoking, Destiny of the Soldiers charts Fianna Fáil’s political and ideological evolution from its revolutionary origins through extended periods in office.

Fianna Fáil is...