Bacik, Ivana

IVANA BACIK is a lawyer, a feminist campaigner and a political activist. She is Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin and has been Editor of the Irish Criminal Law Journal since 1997. She is the author of several books, including Abortion and the Law and Crime and Poverty in Ireland. Ivana is a member of Seanad Eireann and was a candidate for the European Parliament in 2004.
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Barber, Irene

IRENE BARBER has worked as a school principal and special needs teacher and has a Masters degree in Education. She is a former President of Children’s Books Ireland. Irene is also the author of Under the Hawthorn Tree - The Great Irish Famine. Study Guide to the film and novel.
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Barrett, Betty

Betty Barrett is an experienced Dublin tour guide with extensive knowledge of the city, its history and attractions.
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Barrett, Philip

Philip Barrett is an illustrator, designer and comic artist originally from Co. Donegal and currently living in Dublin. He has been self-publishing comics since 2001, including writing and drawing 9 issues of his catch-all title 'Matter' and contributing to numerous anthologies. In 2010 the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry published Philip's 'best-of' collection 'The Human in Me'. He is a co-founder of Edition Book Arts which celebrates the craft of the book and self-publishing as well as organising the 'Summer Edition' Fairs. In his artwork, his particular fascination is documenting the collision between the worlds of the fantastical and the mundane.

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Begley, Philomena

Multi-award-winning singer Philomena Begley is an Irish country star whose international career in show business spans fifty-five years. Philomena lives in Galbally, County Tyrone with her husband, Tom, and she is a proud mother of three and a grandmother of five. When not entertaining the masses, Philomena enjoys spending time with her family, following Tyrone GAA and baking.

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Behan, Brendan

Brendan Behan was born in Dublin in 1923. In 1954 his play, The Quare Fellow, was accepted for production by the Pike Theatre in Dublin. Another play, The Hostage, and his autobiographical Borstal Boy make him an international name. Brendan Behan died in 1964.
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