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Matters of Great Indifference: Reflections on modern rural living

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Fully updated and revised, including two new chapters, Missing looks at the leads and developments of Ireland's most famous missing persons cases.


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This book sets out to provide a scholarly analysis of money and capital, the institutional economic class interests that exist in Ireland, and alternatives to same in the spheres of paid labour and social reproduction. In essence it is a political work in that it picks a side in the debate over these issues.

Nama Land

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Based on exclusive interviews with a wide range of interested parties, NAMA-land is the shocking story of how the sale of public assets conspired to disinherit the Irish people and enrich a new local elite.

Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Explores the issues and debates about Northern Ireland in the historical context of hundreds of years of conflict. This book tackles many questions, such as: what accounts for the perpetuation of ethnic and religious conflict in Ireland? Why has armed violence proven so hard to control? And, who are the major figures and issues in the conflict?

Path to Power: The Relentless Rise of Modern Sinn Fein

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Repeal the 8th

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Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the western world to have such a constitutional ban:* Between 1980 and 2015, at least 165,438 Irish women and girls accessed UK abortion services.

Say Nothing: A true Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

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One evening in December 1972, Jean McConville, a widowed mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of this terrible crime, and a whole society in Northern Ireland for decades.

Shared Home Place

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As one of Northern Ireland's most prominent nationalist politicians, Seamus Mallon (1936-2020) always sought the genuine reconciliation of conflicting traditions using only peaceful means. This is his personal testament.