New book recalls how Tipperary man used rural electrification to spread hurling into the West

The story of how a Tipperary man helped spread hurling around Connacht features prominently in a unique book of memories of the roll-out of the Rural Electrification Scheme across the country 70 years ago this month. Then There Was Light is a collection of tales of the time when Ireland left the dark ages as […]

Ten Red-Hot Tips To Promote Your Business – New Book by Ellen Gunning

Who could better placed than Ellen Gunning MA, MIAPR, FPRII, NUJ, director of Irish Academy of Public Relations to advise small and medium-sized business on the best PR techniques and how to use them? In Ten Red-Hot Tips Ellen cuts through the jargon to provide the reader with the techniques to create the ‘angles’ that […]

New book exposes story behind Ireland’s gas and oil

With estimates of a ‘potential of at least ten billion barrels of oil equivalent’[1] (oil or gas) said to exist offshore and onshore Ireland, questions about who owns and benefits from Ireland’s resources have arisen in recent years. The prolonged Corrib gas conflict and allegations of a ‘gas giveaway’ have also prompted many people to inform […]

Call for Tipperary stories of Ireland’s Rural Electrification Scheme

Local people with memories of Ireland’s Rural Electrification Scheme are being sought to retell their tales as part of a new publication due out later this year. The book ‘Then There Was Light’ will provide a valuable snapshot of the time Ireland left the dark ages by allowing power and light into even the most […]

An Obstacle Confusion – Book of Barneyisms – by Jim McCann & Wendy Shea

An Obstacle Confusion.  By Mattie Lennon. BARNEY;  When is the baby due? PREGNANT WOMAN; December. BARNEY;  This December?     “Formalism, by being an ‘ism,’ kills form by hugging it to death”, so said Peter Viereck but there are “isms”   worth saving.  Formalism is defined as, ”the practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to […]

Tipperary author included in new rural anthology Around The Farm Gate

A Tipperary author has had his story included as part of Around The Farm Gate, a unique anthology of Irish rural memories which is hotly-tipped to be a best-seller this year. Patrick O’Dwyer hails from Tipperary town and is married with three children. His story ‘The Cow That Went On Holidays’ brings a certain humour […]

New Book ‘The Curse of the USS Annie Oakley’ – Q and A with author Joe Terry

A new book by Author Joe Terry, ‘The Curse of the USS Annie Oakley’  is being launched in Cork City Library on 18th June at 7pm. We feature a Q and A session with the author below the description. On learning of the assassination of his godfather, President John F Kennedy, Boston College undergraduate DANIEL […]

Irish economic development Since 1970: A story of serial under-achievement By Eoin O’Leary

In a newly published book Dr Eoin O’Leary, School of Economics, UCC argues that serial under-achievement best describes Ireland’s progress in terms of economic development since 1970.  Ireland’s performance for 4 of the last 5 decades has been mediocre at best, with the Celtic Tiger period being the exception.  According to the author, “the Irish […]

Cotton Wool Kids: What’s making Irish parents paranoid? – New Book

Cotton Wool Kids:: What’s Making Irish Parents Paranoid? reveals the media-fuelled madness of paranoid parenting and describes how a more relaxed attitude to raising children can lead to happier, healthier families. What has happened to Irish childhood? Parents are keeping their children indoors for fear of predators lurking around every corner and children are spending their […]

Tipperary Novelist Nigel Quinlan Expecting a Magical Year

One of this year’s most anticipated children’s books, The Magic Maloneys and the End of the World, is the first novel by Cloughjordan-based author Nigel Quinlan. The Magic Maloneys and the End of the World will be published on 7 May by Orion Children’s Books (Hardback at £10.99,9781444014143), and in the US by Roaring Brook […]

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