Our Story – The Rossport 5
A book of Ireland, it tells much about the nature of democracy and provides deep insights into popular modes of resistance, community protest, attitudes to environment and health, and the power ordinary citizens still possess if they are prepared to pay the price for their resistance!
freeborn traveller – grattan puxon
Based on real events during the 1960s when travellers made a stand against evictions at Cherry Orchard in Dublin, this remarkable novel juxtuposes the story of a young English couple who get caught up in the violence with the beginnings of the Irish traveller movement.
In Keane We Trust – Graeme Anderson
Just 90 weks after Roy Keane walked away from Manchester United as a player he was back in the Premier League as a manager of Sunderland. This is the story of a soccer city's faith in one man – and the story of the 2007-2008 season when Roy Keane battled to keep Sunderland in the top division of English soccer.
The Longest Rebellion – Chris Lawlor
The '1798 Rebellion' was a decisive moment in Irish history. Although the enormity of the rebellion and its legacy are known, the fighting only lasted through one fateful summer. However the violence lasted five and a half years in a small corner of County Wicklow. The village of Dunlavin was the scene of a horrific massacre on the first day of the rebellion, an event that Michael Dwyer and his rebel band vowed to avenge. Using primary sources and folk ballads, historian Chris Lawlor describes the story of the 'Longest Rebellion'.
Birds Booze & Bulldozers – Peter Styles
Essential reading for Extinction Rebellion activists, Birds Booze & Bulldozers is the inside story (told as a novel) of the direct action movement of the 1990s in Britain when youthful passion clashed with the colossal power of big business and the state over issues as diverse as live animal exports, rainforest destruction, the arms trade and a road-building programme that threatened wild life and woodlands.