Politics

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A Short History of the IRA

From 1916 Onwards

Updated for 2018, this is an accessible, clearly-written account of the IRA from its beginnings to today. It covers the origins and history of the organisation, its aims, the political and military thinking which has driven its activities.

Before the Dawn

An Autobiography

Gerry Adams offers his own unique, intimate account of the early years of his career, from his childhood in working-class Belfast to the more turbulent years of social activism that followed. Updated with new introduction and epilogue covering the huge changes in Irish society since the Good Friday Agreement.

Cage Eleven

Adams was interned on the Maidstone prison ship and in Long Kesh prison - without charge or trial - during the 1970s for his political activities. Cage Eleven is his own account - sometimes passionate, often humorous - of life in Long Kesh. Written while Adams was a prisoner, the pieces were smuggled out for publication.

A Short History of the Troubles

From the first symptoms of serious unrest to the tortuous political manoeuvrings culminating in the 2003 Assembly elections, the book traces the reality of life in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

The Orange Order

Born out of bloodshed, sustained by sectarianism and shrouded in secrecy, the Orange Order is one of the most abiding and controversial religion-based organisations in Europe, if not the world.

Tony Gregory

The biography of a true Irish political legend.

Terence MacSwiney

The Hunger Strike that Rocked an Empire

Using newly-released archive material, Dave Hannigan has pieced together a gripping, dramatic, and poignant account of one man’s courageous stand against the might of an empire.

An Irish Voice

How a typical Irish emigrant rose to a position of influence at the highest levels of US and Irish politics.

De Valera in America

The Rebel President’s 1919 Campaign.

Reveals an intriguing and largely unknown episode in the career of Ireland’s most famous politician – the incredible journey that would resonate through Irish history for the rest of the century.

Joe Cahill

A Life in the IRA

'I was born in a united Ireland, I want to die in a united Ireland.'
Born in Belfast in 1920, Joe Cahill has been an IRA man motivated by this ambition all his life. Here Cahill gives his full and frank story.

People, Politics and Power

From O'Connell to Ahern

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.

The New Ireland

A Vision For The Future

A unique political manifesto at a crucial moment from the leading figure in Irish Republicanism. Adams outlines the challenge of transforming Irish society through a vision of self-determination and sovereignty, inclusiveness and equality.

All Hell Will Break Loose

'All Hell will break loose,and by God I will lead it'. The fascinating story of the life and work of a man who was a force for change in Irish and Northern Irish politics.

Stakeknife

Britain's Secret Agents in Ireland

Written by Greg Harkin and Ian Hurst

The news story of the year: an explosive exposé of how British military intelligence really works, from the inside.

Hope and History

Making Peace in Ireland

Is the unique inside story, revealing the truth behind the headlines of how the peace process was begun, and brought to fruition. Adams conveys the tensions, the sense of teetering on the brink, and he has a sharp eye and acute ear for the more humorous foibles of political allies and enemies alike.

 

Sinn Féin

A Hundred Turbulent Years

The fascinating story of one of the oldest and most controversial parties in Irish politics over the last hundred years.