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.
This book gives us a concise overview of Irish political life, from the Act of Union to the present day.
'A hugely informative and enjoyable account of the long and colourful history of politics in Ireland. Stephen Collins has produced a book that is a fitting and, at times, humorous epitaph to the good, the bad and the utterly bizarre episodes in the evolution of a modern democracy in Ireland.'
'an introduction to the political history of the country . . . informative.'
'Collins combines indepth political knowledge with genuine interest to produce a comprehensive analysis of some of Ireland's best-known leaders. This is one not to be missed by readers with an interest in history and politics.'