An Irish Voice

An Irish Voice

By: Niall O'Dowd (author)Paperback

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How a typical Irish emigrant rose to a position of influence at the highest levels of US and Irish politics. A remarkable firsthand account of an Irish emigrant who began as a part-time footballer and house-painter and became a journalist, author, founder and publisher of two newspapers, a magazine and website, as well as a leading advocate for immigration reform for the 'illegal' Irish in the United States. He played a pivotal role in the Northern Ireland peace process, securing a US visa for Gerry Adams in 1994 and acting as intermediary between the White House and Sinn Fein during a critical time in the peace negotiations. Niall O'Dowd has been described as: 'the authentic voice of the Irish in America, who has more knowledge of this community than almost anyone else alive,' by Jim Dwyer, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize winner.

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About Author

Niall O'Dowd is founder and editor of The Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine and creator of , the global Irish portal site launched in March 2009. He is also the author of Fire in the Morning, a book on the Irish in the World Trade Centre on 9/11. He is a frequent analyst on Irish-American affairs for CNN, for RTE and other radio and TV networks. Born in Tipperary and raised in Drogheda, he is based in New York.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781847172235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781847172235
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1847172237

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