Enough is Enough : How to Build a New Republic

Author(s): Fintan O'Toole

Politics

The Republic of Ireland, which declared itself in 1949, allowed the Catholic Church to dominate its civil society and education system. Investment by American and European companies, and a welcoming tax regime, created the 'Celtic Tiger' of the 1990s. That brief burst of good fortune was destroyed by a corrupt political class which encouraged a wild property boom, leaving the country almost bankrupt. What Ireland needs now is a programme of real change. It needs to become a fully modern republic in fact as well as name. Politicians have been let get away with murder, and there is a fatalistic sense that nothing can change. The country needs to encourage participation in, and oversight and knowledge of politics, to make people feel that they have a right to challenge the old party machines and to make a difference. It is their country, after all.

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Sequel to the Irish number one bestseller Ship of Fools, this takes on the financial crisis and asks: what next?

Fintan O'Toole is Ireland's most respected and controversial political and cultural commentators, and an acclaimed biographer and critic. His books include White Savage, A Traitor's Kiss, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch and Ship of Fools, which Terry Eagleton called 'a brilliant polemic'. He lives in Dublin and is a columnist for The Irish Times.

General Fields

  • : 9780571270095
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : June 2011
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fintan O'Toole
  • : Paperback
  • : 272