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An Accidental Diplomat: My Years in the Irish Foreign Service

An Accidental Diplomat: My Years in the Irish Foreign Service
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  • An Accidental Diplomat by Eamon Delaney


Eamon Delaney started work in the Department of Foreign Affairs at the tender age of 24. It was 1987, the eve of Charles Haughey's triumphant return to power. Tense times for the diplomats of Iveagh House.

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An Accidental Diplomat is one man’s celebrated backstage account of life in foreign affairs. When diplomacy turned the other cheek, Eamonn Delaney was taking notes…


‘An Accidental Diplomat is a superb and hilarious kiss and tell memoir of life in the Irish foreign service’ – In Dublin

‘Absolutely essential reading…[It’s] a wonderful book…a fabulous read…and there aren’t many of those around’ – Eamon Dunphy, The Last Word

‘I am gob-smacked by how good it is. It is the most terrific read, full of knowledge, with observation and humanity’ – Mary Kenny, The Spectator

I reckon that if his old DFA colleagues could get through this most compelling read any faster by eatin it, they’d do so’ – Sunday Business Post


Eamon Delaney


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Dimensions .215 × .139 × .32 mm


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