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    For a look back at the events of the week – and I think it’s fair to say they all centred on the latest potential scandal to hit the Gardai and the interplay between politics and policing, Sean was joined by former Fine Gael Minister for Justice, Nora  Owen; Pat Leahy, Political Editor of The Sunday Business Post; James McDermott, Barrister and Lecturer in Law at UCD and Peter Murtagh, reporter at The Irish Times.
    January Book Club: Dublin Burning

    January Book Club: Dublin Burning

    Dublin Burning - The Easter Rising from Behind the Barricades by Commandant WJ Brennan Whitmore (Gill & McMillan) "I stood on the rooftops in the gathering gloom.  Dublin Burning!  What a sight!  Gruesome.  Awe-inspiring.  Man's inhumanity to man - there is nothing so brutal and callous in all creation." The words there of Commandant WJ Brennan Whitmore who was in charge of a small outpost in North Earl Street across the road from the GPO during the Easter Rising.   His memoir was our January Book Club choice. Written in 1961, this is the only eye witness account of the Rising by a senior ...


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