Groomed into a drug gang from the age of 10, Joey O'Callaghan broke the golden bond of gangland silence. His evidence won murder convictions against two of the most violent drug bosses in Ireland. Joey was just 18 years old when he became a ghost - the youngest ever person to be signed up to the Witness Protection Programme.
Here David McWilliams presents the story of modern Ireland. Surveying four decades, bookended by the visits of the pope in September 1979 and August 2018, he explores how Ireland has become one of the wealthiest and most progressive nations in the world.
An evocative memoir that explores the Troubles in Northern Ireland and their legacy, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the start of the armed violence that marked the beginning of this period.