Key Events That Shook and Shaped Ireland
We are where we are has become one of the great truisms of the current crisis facing the country. But how did we get here and can an inspection of the roots of our modern failings - of government, state agencies and church - help us to pave a way forward
Scandal Nation argues the case as it analyses twelve key events since the foundation of the Irish state that shaped us as a nation. It examines the culture within which these events occurred, how they unfolded and their impact on what followed.
For Bertie Ahern and the Drumcondra Mafia - 2009
Fast-paced and tightly written . . . . Surveys show us to be appalled or enthralled with politics, and if you fit under either of these headings, this is for you. - Sunday Tribune
[The authors] have peered into the mist that surrounds the financial affairs of "The Bert" and come up with a very lucid and entertaining account of the story so far. - Irish Times
This is not just the story of the Drumcondra mafia; it is also a very readable account of Bertie's travails at the Mahon Tribunal and of his attempts to spin the story to the public. - Sunday Times
"Follow the money!" was the watchword of the underground car-park source, "Deep Throat", as he guided Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward through the intricacies of the Watergate affair. This is exactly what Clifford and Coleman do, as they lead us through the bewildering saga of alleged "dig-outs", curious foreign-currency transactions, parcels of cash in strange locations and other bizarre financial arrangements that make up the weird and wonderful world of Ahern and his money. - Irish Times