Mary O'Rourke by Mary O'Rourke
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In this memoir Mary O' Rourke writes, with remarkable candidness and humour, of personal and political events; of the many senior political figures with whom she worked, including Charles Haughey and Bertie Ahern; of her life with her beloved husband Enda; of her two dear Brians, both of whom died before their time; of her successes and disappointments. She does all this with honesty, energy and an absence of self-pity or self-justification. The book is like the woman herself: open, warm and frank.


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Mary O'Rourke is a former Deputy Leader of her party, who has held a number of senior Cabinet positions. She has also been Leader of the Seanad and is a frequent guest on radio and television.
Published October 10, 2012 by Gill & Macmillan. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Rather, it is an interesting account of her background, her personal life, her climb up the ladder of the Fianna Fáil organisation, her achievements as she sees them, her relationship with the two popular Brian Lenihans – her brother and her nephew – and her love for, and support from, her husban...

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