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October 2015
by Hilary Fannin
October 2015
The Scrap
by Gene Kerrigan
October 2015
The Sheridans' Guide to Cheese
by Kevin and Seamus Sheridan with Catherine Cleary
October 2015
To Live From The Heart: Mindful Paths To The Sacred
by Edited by Sister Stan
October 2015
Surviving Ireland
by Colm Tobin
October 2015
Standing My Ground: The Autobiography
by Brendan Cummins
September 2015
Man and Ball: My Autobiography
by Stephen Ferris
September 2015
A Slanting of the Sun: Stories
by Donal Ryan
September 2015
T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot
by Anne Chambers
September 2015
Easter Widows
by Sinead McCoole
July 2015
Another Heartbeat in the House
by Kate Beaufoy
June 2015
Dalo: The Autobiography
by Anthony Daly
May 2015
In My Own Words: The Autobiography
by Paul Galvin
May 2015
Run, Lily, Run
by Martha Long
March 2015
Sleeping Dogs
by Mark O'Sullivan
October 2014
Dalo: The Autobiography
by Anthony Daly

Just Joe: My Autobiography
April 2012

Just Joe: My Autobiography
by Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy takes the pulse of the Irish nation every day on Liveline. Whenever somebody wants to get something off their chest, the advice is often: “Talk to Joe”.Just Joe reveals the private man behind the public voice. Joe writes with raw honesty about his difficult upbringing in working-class Ballyfermot, with a hard-drinking father and hard-working mother, and about his younger brother Brendan, who has drink and drug problems and has spent time in prison. For Joe, education was key to a fresh start. He was one of the first from his area to attend university at Trinity College Dublin. His social justice campaigning led to him becoming President of the Union of Students in Ireland. He spent two weeks in Mountjoy Jail following a protest against government cutbacks. Joe eventually moved into a career in RTÉ Radio, where he first became known as a roving reporter on The Gay Byrne Show, before finally finding his niche on Liveline. Just Joe highlights the major stories and controversies raised by the programme; it also deals with the shocking death in 2010 of Joe’s friend and fellow broadcaster Gerry Ryan.This is a riveting, deeply felt and fascinating memoir of a complex, passionate man.

Beautifully written, honest and thoroughly enjoyable. A great read
Gay Byrne 

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