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Gerard Adams is an Irish republican politician who was the President of Sinn Féin political party between 13 November 1983 and 10 February 2018, and served as a Teachta Dála for Louth from 2011 to 2020.
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A Light That Never Goes Out
A Memoir
Keelin Shanley - Oct 02, 2020
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When journalist Keelin Shanley passed away in February aged 51, it was hard to grasp that someone so filled with life was gone. But a light so bright never really goes out, especially since, in her last few months, Keelin wrote a fantastic record of her life.Charting the twists and turns of both a remarkable career as an investigative journalist an...
Gerry Adams
Dec 06, 2020
I have just finished reading this outstanding book-in 2 sittings. To me Keelin was an honest,non judgemental, probing interviewer. Her writing shows her good heart. Her husband Conor says all that needs to be said of loving relationships, life’s challenges and his wonderful wife.      source
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie MacKesy - Oct 22, 2019
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From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings.“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole.“Kind,” said the boy.Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book based on his famous quartet of...
Gerry Adams
Oct 07, 2020
What a great book. Grma Á agus M. Xo      source
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Patrick Holohan - Oct 25, 2019
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Since he was a teenager, the octagon was the only place where MMA fighter Paddy Holohan’s life settled into something approaching focus. Far removed from the chaos of the outside world all those opportunities spurned and relationships undone, the pain and alienation – every bout reduced that maze of hardship to one simple proposition: s...
Gerry Adams
Dec 23, 2019
Grma P. Nollaig shona 2 all yours. The book is great. Xo      source
The Thrill Of It All
Joseph Oconnor - Jul 02, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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At college in 1980s Luton, Robbie Goulding, an Irish-born teenager, meets the elusive Fran Mulvey, an orphaned Vietnamese refugee. Together they form a band. Joined by cellist Sarah-Thérèse Sherlock and her twin brother Seán on drums, The Ships in the Night set out to chase fame. But the story of this makeshift family is haunted by ghosts from the ...
Gerry Adams
Jul 18, 2019
This is a great book. Joseph 0 Connor is a wonderful writer. Made me cry in the end.      source
Threads
Laurence McKeown - Aug 19, 2019
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Gerry Adams
Jan 10, 2019
This is a great book by Laurence. His poetry is brilliant. One poem , Margaret, a revealing honest and moving tribute to his mother, is very special. Laurence survived 70 days on hungerstrike. If you like poetry you will love Threads. Maith thú Laurence.      source
Lincoln and the Irish
The Untold Story of How the Irish Helped Abraham Lincoln Save the Union
Niall O'Dowd - Mar 06, 2018
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An unprecedented narrative of the relationship that swung the Civil War. When Picket charged at Gettysburg, it was the Fighting Irish 69th who held fast while the surrounding regiments broke and ran. And it was Abraham Lincoln who, after the battle, picked up a corner of one of the Irish colors, kissed it, and said, “God bless the Irish flag.”Linco...
Gerry Adams
Mar 19, 2018
A great book by Niall O Dowd. A fascinating story very well told. Read it on the plane on way home. Go raibh maith sgat Niall.      source
Islanders
Peader O'Donnell - Nov 04, 2008 (first published in 2006)
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'Mr. Peader O'Donnell has, as Mr. Robert Lynd truly says, brought a family to life in his novel Islanders... The curtain is lifted on the rough heroic struggle for existence of a community of Irish fishermen off the western coast, and we are privileged for a brief space to join them in their griefs and pleasures as one of themselves.. It is excelle...
Gerry Adams
Feb 21, 2018
This Great Book Made Me Weep Four Times & Laugh Aloud Twice. God Bless Peadar O Donnell.      source
Married Quarters
Shane Connaughton - Mar 22, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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‘The small room was thick with dark blue uniforms. Bull’s wool the men called the material. Silver buttons. Black boots. Caps. Batons holstered in shiny black leather cylinders. Handcuffs hanging from coat hooks, the keys dangling on thick green ribbon. Dusty files on shelves. Shiny whistles on silver chains. Ink. Nibbed pens. Blotting paper. The b...
Gerry Adams
Sep 08, 2017
A good book by a great author 2 shorten the journey.      source
Hillbilly Elegy
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J. D. Vance - Jun 28, 2016
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From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of Americas white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisisthat of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic o...
Gerry Adams
Aug 08, 2017
I've just finished this book. Well worth the read. Go raibh maith agat Shannon.      source