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Cute Hoors and Pious Protesters

Cute Hoors and Pious Protesters

John Drennan

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Traits and Characteristics of Irish Politicians

Cute Hoors and Pious Protestors is a series of short political essays that captures the essence of the Irish political system. Our politicians were peripheral during the era of the Tiger, but now that poor Breakfast-Roll Man is starving everyone from political anoraks to fans of Mario Rosenstock is intrigued by the secret characteristics of a class that will either save us or send us to the bottom of the ocean.

This entertaining, gossipy text gives a unique insider's account of the isolated little soap-opera of the Dail. Themes include the ambiguous sex appeal of Bertie Ahern; strange tales from the court of King Cowen, the man with a political death wish; and the Unbearable Lightness of Enda. Why does Labour work in theory but not in practice? We meet the perfect FF TD (walking around saluting the people). Then there are lovely girls and nags in dresses, the strange role of women in Irish politics.

And more: there is Michael Noonan's lesson on how corner boys do not make good centre backs. The clever madness of Conor Lenihan. The Great Gatsby meets the Bailey Brothers: enchantment and greed in the Galway Races Garden of Desire. And even worse, the awful rise of the pious new moral FF. There is philosophy: whatever you do, do nothing (tales from the Joe Jacob School of human governance). Mysteries are explained: Michael Creed, Mary Coughlan and the real difference between Fianna Gael and Fine Fail. From Martin Cullen we learn the art of walking into garden rakes. James Mc Daid and other great eccentrics... And lots more in this dazzling kaleidoscope of the Great Irish Politics Game.

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Author John Drennan
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 29 Aug 2011
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717148271

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