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Operation Leprechaun
ISBN 9781906377175

...Donal Brady is Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland and he not only believes that the sidhe or Irish Fairies exist... he knows they do.

When Donal goes head on to try and tackle the best kept political secret in Ireland, things donít go quite according to plan.

In his constant attempts to become his own boss, heís dogged by the literary shadow of Adolph Hitler, a priest with a hot line to St Patrick, a journalist determined to uncover the truth and a diplomatic donkey disaster in Galway.

Can Donal Bradyís plan to rein in the sidhe and drag Irish politics into the 21st century really pay off, or has he bitten off far more than he can chew?

£9.99 with free post & packing

 

 

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   Bernard McGrath  


Bernard McGrath...
is Irish and was born in 1958. He is married with one child. He is a former lecturer in Irish studies and currently teaches at St John Fisher Catholic High School in Harrogate.

 

Bernard's claim to fame includes:

 

Nearly related to Michael Collins!... My uncle John White of Gowna was related to the Kiernanís of Granard, who in turn are related to Kitty Kiernan, who was Mick Collinís fiancť. Unfortunately for me events in County Cork put paid to the claim to be actually related to Michael Collins.( he was shot dead in an ambush during the Irish civil war)

 

Spoke to Ralph Fiennes in a toilet!... I met him in the toilet at The Irish Post Community Awards function in a big London Hotel, I spoke to him, but evidently overawed he said nothing back.

 

Met Dervla Kirwin!... At the same function as Ralph Fiennes (not in the toilet) and had a similar effect on her powers of speech.

 

Met Mary OíRourke when she was Minister for Education...When I was Education Officer for the Federation of Irish Societies, I wanted to meet the Minister as part of our visit to the Irish Government. The Irish Embassy in London fixed everything up apart from Mary OíRourke. No way was she available!

A country and western band manager we met up with in The Greville Arms Hotel in Granard managed to achieve what the Embassy and Irish Department of Education couldnít.

 

Got to shake the Presidents handís... When Mary Robinson was An Uachtaran she came on a semi official visit to different Irish Centres in Britain, got to meet her in Leeds Irish centre then. Not to be outdone, Mary McAleese did a similar thing and I met her too.

 

"This novel is an entertaining, contemporary Irish political satire, that houses a lot of home truths about the political situation in Ireland"

Hollie Kiernan - Irish World

 

"Operation Leprechaun has a bit of a ring of truth about it!"

Anglo Celt

 

"Beautifully written, intriguing, and easy to read.  As a tale of Irish fantasy it is brilliant....Let us have more of the same..."

Hugo Mant

 

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