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After The Ball

After The Ball
  • After The Ball by Fintan O'Toole


What is the legacy of the celtic tiger?

Is it the death of communal values? Or the triumph of profit? In a series of sharply observed essays, Fintan O’Toole, the award-winning Irish Times commentator, looks at Ireland’s growing notoriety as one of the most globalised yet unequal economies on earth. Why were the boom years haunted  by the spectre of a failing health service? Why do substantial proportion of our children continue to be marginalised through lack of funding in education? What is the place of people with disabilities, travellers, women, immigrants and asylum-seekers in our brave new land?

Passionate and provocative, After The Ball is a wake-up call for a nation. Irish people like to see Ireland as an exceptional place. In this startling polemic, Fintan O’Toole shatters the illusion once and for all.


Fintan O’Toole


B-format, paperback





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Weight .208 g
Dimensions .198 × .129 × .15 mm


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