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Me and My Mate Jeffrey

Niall Breslin
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Niall Breslin
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Shine

Siobhan Hackett, Mary Doherty
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Siobhan Hackett, Mary Doherty
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Hell for Leather

Ronnie Bellew, Dermot Crowe
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Ronnie Bellew, Dermot Crowe
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It's Not Yet Dark

Simon Fitzmaurice
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Simon Fitzmaurice

In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (mnd). He was given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon knew with crystal clarity that now was not his time to die. Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose to ventilate in order to stay alive.Here, the young filmmaker, a husband and father of five small children draws us deeply into his inner world. Told in simply expressed and beautifully stark prose - in the vein of such memoirs as Jean-Dominique Bauby's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - the result is an astonishing journey into a life which, though brutally compromised, is lived more fully and in the moment than most, revealing at its core the power of love its most potent.Written using an eye-gaze computer, It's Not Yet Dark is an unforgettable book about relationships and family, about what connects and separates us as people and, ultimately, about what it means to be alive.

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An Act of Love

Marie Fleming
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Marie Fleming

One of Marie Fleming's last acts before she died from Multiple Sclerosis in late 2013 was to complete her memoir. A woman described by the High Court President as 'one of the most remarkable witnesses to come before the courts', during her landmark case against the Irish State to lift the ban on assisted suicide, here she tells the personal story behind the public face.From her young years growing up in Donegal, as she struggled to keep her family together after her mother left, to her battle to keep her own first-born child, born when she herself was still a teenager, to her later quest for education and self-betterment, against the odds, An Act of Love is an unforgettable story of ambition and of life lived to the full, of coming to terms with MS, and of sorrow and abiding love.It's also the story of a court case which, although lost, nonetheless succeeded in bringing a crucial issue - a person's right to die with dignity - into keen public and political focus. Full of courage and quiet dignity, An Act of Love is an outstanding book for our times.

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The Managers

Daire Whelan
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Daire Whelan

'Brilliant. The best researched and best compiled book on the subject that's ever been printed. Fans, players and would-be managers will devour it.'Seán Kelly, former President of the GAAIn The Managers, journalist Daire Whelan looks at how the most successful and innovative managers of the past fifty years have influenced the development of Gaelic football.Beginning with the modernisation of the sport by Down in the 1960s, Whelan examines the tactics and training used through the decades and, with interviews and insights from some of the game's greatest minds, including Mick O'Dwyer, Kevin Heffernan, Seán Boylan, Eugene McGee, Mickey Ned O'Sullivan, Brian McEniff, John O'Mahony and Joe Kernan, brings readers on a journey right up to the rise of 'The System' under Jim McGuinness. What is it that made some managers so successful? What was different about their philosophies and approaches? And how did they influence and change the game?Asking players and coaches about the future of the game, The Managers provides us with a valuable account of the evolution of Gaelic football, and the men who changed it forever.

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What Might Have Been Me

Yvonne Cassidy
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Yvonne Cassidy

Suzanne expected me to come home but my life was here in New York. Almost eleven years with Eddie - eleven years of working, watching movies, making love, doing laundry, going to yoga. These things made up a life, didn't they? And if they didn't, then what did?While Carla Matthew's friends went back to college in Ireland at the end of the summer, she decided to stay in New York. She'd fallen in love - with her musician boyfriend Eddie, with the city. In New York she could write, go to the best universities, become the person she wanted to be. Someone she couldn't be in her old life in Dublin, with her mother, her sister and the memories of her father's death.But then, out of the blue, she receives a phone call from home with some devastating news. Now Carla has to choose between her life in New York and her life back home in Dublin.As she grapples with some difficult decisions, she begins to understand that her reasons for staying in New York may not have been quite so simple as she thought.And that, while distance and time might let you become someone else, it takes love to come home to yourself.What Might Have Been Me is a novel about love and loss. It's a story about courage and responsibility - to our family, to the people we love, but most of all to ourselves, to become the person only we know we can be.

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Vanishing Ireland: Recollections of our Changing Times

James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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What Women Know

Michelle Jackson, Juliet Bressan
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Michelle Jackson, Juliet Bressan

What is the secret to a woman's strength and power? Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, colleagues: women connect through shared experience, mutual support, and the wisdom handed down from generation to generation. In What Women Know, bestselling authors Dr. Juliet Bressan and Michelle Jackson mine this world of female wisdom and share the results of both their personal journeys and those of the many ordinary and extraordinary women that they have met along the way. With answers to all of the big questions that every woman asks herself about - With advice and tips on relationships, work, health, love, loss, sex, money, children, spirituality, key life changes, beauty - What Women Know is an open book of women's confidences, designed by women for women, to help us live life to our full potential. Inside these pages are precious gifts for each and every one of us: to learn, to live, and to pass on . . .

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Vanishing Ireland: Further Chronicles of a Disappearing World

James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury

In Vanishing Ireland II, the follow up to the bestselling Vanishing Ireland I, we take another journey down memory lane and, through a unique collection of portrait interviews, we look at the dying ways and traditions of Irish life. Illustrated with over a hundred evocative and stunning photographs, we meet the people and the customs that are fast becoming a distant memory. Through their own words and memories, men and women from every corner of Ireland transport us back to a simpler time when people lived off the land and the sea, and when music and storytelling were essential parts of life. Vanishing Ireland brings together the stories of those who lived through Ireland's formative years. These poignant interviews and photographs will make you laugh and cry but, above all, will provide a valuable chronicle that connects twenty-first century Ireland to a rapidly disappearing world.

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Can You See Me?

Ruth Gilligan
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Ruth Gilligan

She's never known what it is not to succeed - and she never lets down her guard. Why would she? She's Alice, after all, the one people come to, the one with all the answers.Her first term in Cambridge, her dream college, is everything she imagined it would be. But one night, after an infamous college 'bop', something happens that tears apart the fabric of Alice's world. Something that she can't even bring herself to mention.In the weeks that follow, slowly Alice's friends are cut adrift, as she tries to get to grips with her new reality alone. Her weekly meetings with Flo, the stranger on the bench, become her lifeline. But try as Alice might to put to rest the dark truth of that awful night, she slowly realises that there are some journeys that can not be avoided.Can You See Me? is an unforgettable story of new beginnings, of Cambridge life and of a young woman's struggle to reclaim herself and her lost wonderland.

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Creating Ireland

Paul Daly
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Paul Daly

As the first shots of the War of Independence rang out, those given power in the 1918 general election turned their backs on Westminster and established the assembly of Ireland - Dail Eireann. Since it gathered for the first time on 21 January 1919, the Dail has been at the heart of Irish life, shaping the growing nation and providing the backdrop for many of the major debates that have defined Irish society and what it means to be Irish. From the 1922 debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which created the party system we know today, through debates on neutrality, censorship, Northern Ireland, abortion and divorce to the radical social and economic developments of recent years, what happens within the walls of Leinster House reflects who we are.Creating Ireland is a fascinating exploration of Ireland through its politicians and its people reflecting its changing position from fledgling nation to stalwart of Europe.

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Lansdowne Through the Years

Edward Newman
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Edward Newman
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Vanishing Ireland

James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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GAA The Glory Years

Ronnie Bellew
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Ronnie Bellew

During the past fifteen years, the GAA has gone through a renaissance. Despite the rising popularity of other sports, it has revolutionised itself to take centre stage in the Irish sporting arena, enjoying greater support and loyalty than ever before. It’s been an era of high drama and constant change. Dublin and Meath fought out the greatest saga in football history. Ulster football came back to the fore, culminating in the triumphs of Armagh and Tyrone. In hurling, Clare, Wexford and Galway claimed All-Irelands while Cork and Kilkenny battled for renewed supremacy. There’s been the amazing development Croke Park and record-breaking attendances. Sean Boylan, Mick O’Dwyer, Ger Loughnane, John O’Mahoney and Paidí o Se have personified the cult of the manager whilst ‘Jayo-mania’ has heralded the era of the GAA superstar. Along with back-door champions, strikes and revolts and the advent of player power, the events of these fifteen years have been fascinating. In GAA The Glory Years, Ronnie Bellew tells the story of this remarkable era – the breakthroughs, the controversies, the personalities and the events, on and off the field, that have seen the GAA reinvent itself to become the hottest ticket in town.

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Accidental Pilgrim

David Moore
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David Moore

After one Silicon Valley project meeting too many, David Moore returned to Dublin with too much money to get a real job, and no idea what to do next.The Accidental Pilgrim follows the recovering dotcommer as he rides two thousand miles across Europe in pursuit of himself and the Celtic saint Columbanus - the Roy Keane of the early medieval Church. A bad-ass early Irish saint who wouldn't stand for such ephemeral notions as identity crises, if anyone could sort the craic-loving but well-mannered young man, Columbanus would.On the way to the saint's final resting place in Northern Italy, there are bee-stings in Malin Head, melting roads along the Loire, and instant celebrity in eastern France.A freewheeling traveller's tale with a dash of medieval history thrown in, The Accidental Pilgrim presents an unlikely double-act and a rewarding journey.

Siobhan Hackett

Siobhan Hackett, a graduate of Crawford College of Art in Cork with a Diploma in Educational Psychology, has many years' experience in dealing with teenagers. Her understanding of adolescents and the issues that trouble them has made her a source of comfort, wisdom and trust for young people. Added to this is her passionate interest in the many and differing ways that students learn, which can often prevent them enjoying the experience of school life if left unaddressed.Siobhan is the Learning Support Coordinator at the Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, teaching Learning Support, Resource and Art. She lives in Tipperary with her husband and two children.

David Moore

David Moore was born in London and reared in Buckinghamshire, England. The child of an Irish mother and jazz-addicted English father, David spent many childhood summers in Ireland. He graduated from Cambridge with first-class honours in English and Dark Age history, and continued his studies at Trinity College Dublin, gaining a masters degree in Anglo-Irish Literature. Entering the world of freelance journalism, his work has appeared in The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner and The Illustrated London News, but like many in his generation, most of his working life has been spent in front of a computer. His employment in the internet industry took him from Clonskeagh to Kansas, where he spent 18 months at Kansas State University as 'our man on the prairie' for his Irish employers. He moved to San Francisco in the middle of the dotcom frenzy, before deciding that he'd never meant to get into technology in the first place. He returned to Ireland to try and figure out what he was meant to get into. He's still not sure, but The Accidental Pilgrim marks one attempt to find out. David Moore recently married, and lives in Dublin.

Niall Breslin

Niall Breslin, known as Bressie, is an Irish musician and former Westmeath Gaelic footballer and Leinster rugby player, representing Ireland at Under-21 level in the Rugby World Cup. A native of Mullingar, he attended UCD on a sports scholarship, graduating with a BA in Economics and Sociology.He found success as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter with pop band The Blizzards, as a co-writer and producer with XIX Entertainment, and as a solo artist and music producer. He was the winning coach on the first and third seasons of The Voice of Ireland.His work in the area of mental health education and empowerment began two years ago, after his own struggles with depression and anxiety led him to open up publicly on the issue. His My1000Hours blog and training initiatives set out to explore positive and proactive ways of improving emotional fitness and managing mental stress, including through exercise, as well as educating young people about the stigma and management of mental health issues.

Edward Newman

Edward Newman graduated from University College Cork with a degree in English and irish and qualified as a secondary school teacher in 2004. He has been writing since his early teens contributing sports reports and news stories for his local newspaper. At UCC he was sports editor of the college newspaper. While teaching at Christian Brothers College, a well-known rugby school, Edwrad was heavily involved in coaching writng for The irish Examiner and Evening Echo at the weekends. In 2004, Edward left teaching to write full-time and now contributes to various national publications including The Irish Examiner, Village Magazine, The Irish Times and the Irish Sun where he is Munster correspondant.