August 4, 2021

Publication date announced for In Fact

My book ‘In Fact: The Optimist’s Guide to Ireland at 100’ will be released on 22 October.

Three years after I started developing the concept and began to research the content, In Fact will be published by Ireland’s largest publisher, Gill Books, on 22 October. Timed for release on the cusp of Ireland’s centenary year of independence, this is a hopeful history that charts 100 years of the progress of the Irish State.

In Fact Book

As the publisher trails it:

If you follow the headlines, you could be forgiven for thinking that things in Ireland in 2021 are worse than ever. In fact, we live longer than ever before, we have never been healthier or better educated, we earn five times more than our grandparents did, our personal freedoms exceed those of any previous generation, and the lives of women and children have been transformed for the better. 

At a time when some good news is welcome, this uplifting book tells our national story through facts and stats, placing Ireland under the microscope to chart 100 undeniable achievements of the past 100 years.

When the State was formed, Ireland was one of the most poverty-stricken nations in Europe. Now it has the second highest standard of living in the world. Whilst there is still more to be done, In Fact illustrates that Ireland, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than you might think.

It is available for pre-order now from all good bookstores. 

In Fact: An Optimist’s Guide to Ireland at 100 - Book Side

Available to buy at all good book stores