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@Download Kindle ⚻ Great Irish Reportage ⚢ Reports and dispatches from Ireland s finest writers the first ever anthology of Irish reportage Alongside its world famous tradition of great fiction, Ireland has a less well known but thrilling tradition of reportage journalism, dispatches and eyewitness accounts From Elizabeth Bowen to Colm Toibin, from Flann O Brien to Maeve Binchy, some of Ireland s greatest writers have produced first rate journalism And from RM Smyllie and Conor Cruise O Brien to Eamon Dunphy and Olivia O Leary, Ireland has also produced a remarkable number of journalists who can really write Now, for the first time, the best of Irish reportage some of it legendary, some of it unjustly forgotten is gathered into a single volume Whether it s Kate O Brien on the reinterment of WB Yeats or Emily O Reilly on the election to Westminster of Gerry Adams, whether it s Hubert Butler on the Fetherd on Sea boycott or Joseph O Connor at theWorld Cup, the pieces in Great Irish Reportage illuminate Irish life in a way that no other form of writing can There is so much to admire and digest between the covers All of them put you right there, right on the frontline, right in the moment RTE GuideYou ll learn much about this great little nation of ours, and what makes it tick, from this incredibly well chosen collection Hot Press There are superb examples of reportage here that combine hard fact and descriptive narrativeIrish TimesExcellent In such time, the need for brave individuals to believe in the power of the words they write is essential Despite changes in the media landscape in recent years it appears as if that hunger from journalists, to question, inspire, and hold those who we democratically elect to accountability, is as strong as ever Sunday Independent This is a collection of newspaper and magazine articles ranging from the frivolous to the tragic that covers the political, social and economic history of the state since its foundation in 1922 While some of the articles areinteresting than others, the book as a whole was really interesting and often informative. Post Rising reporting collection delivers diverse and interesting narratives. Good selection of journalism