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Politicians and Other Animals (Paperback)
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Politicians and Other Animals (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 02/04/2004
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Displaying an irreverent sense of humour and casting a sharp eye at modern Irish life, Olivia O'Leary entertains us with all the tricks and chicanery of Irish political life -- the unholy alliances between corrupt business and corruptible politicians, the election-poster shenanigans, political serial leader-killing, how the funeral men, doorknockers and those really hungry for power are the ones to win, the likelihood of Ireland having a `baldy taoiseach', and how we should never ever underestimate small men. She teases out the all-encompassing issues such as Britain and the war in Iraq, the decline of the Church, the arrogance of religious orders and questions such as who really controls our lives.

Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780862788803
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'In O'Leary's Attenborough-esque examination you see the political animals in all their colours. A great introductory guidebook to for a Dail safari' -- The Sunday Business Post * Sunday Business Post *
'In this book, broadcaster Olivia O'Leary has brought to life in all their vanities the politicians who perform in the theatre of democracy known as Dail Eireann. Olivia uses her acute gift for observation to write memorable reports on the Dáil's star turns and the lesser actors alike.' -- Evening Herald * Evening Herald *
'She's a masterful observer of the deviant behaviour that is politics ... It's a little book of epiphanies about politics and politicians and all their faults and failings, strengths and achievements. It's a most amusing and carefully observed picture' -- Pat Rabbitte
'An extremely entertaining read' -- RTE Guide * RTE Guide *
'Perfect bedtime reading for the political junkie. Her collection of short essays ... Pose the fundamental question - why do they do it and why are we so interested in them? It is acerbic, witty, moving, angry, and irreverent. O'Leary should be running the country.' -- Dermot Ferriter - The Irish Times * The Irish Times *

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