Gene Kerrigan

Life
Dublin journalist; brought up in Cabra, Co. Dublin; wrote for Magill; author of Another Country: Growing up in ’50s Ireland (1998), an autobiography; Little Criminals (1005), fiction, and several studies of corruption in Ireland including Goodbe to All That: A Souvenir of the Haughey Era (1992).

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Works

Fiction
  • Little Criminals (London: Vintage 2005), 329pp.
Miscellaneous
  • with Derek Dunne, Round up the Usual Suspects: Nicky Kelly & the Cosgrave Coalition (Dublin: Magill 1984), 272pp.;
  • Nothing but the Truth (Dublin: Tomar Publ. 1990), 245pp.;
  • Goodbye To All That: A Souvenir of the Haughey Era, photographs by Derek Speirs (Dublin: Blackwater 1992), 127pp.;
  • Police Interrogation Endangers the Innocent [incl.] Anatomy of an interrogation (Irish Council for Civil Liberties 1993), 63pp.;
  • intro., At Work: Photographs by Derek Speirs [Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 1 May-21 Aug. 1994](Dublin: IMMA 1994), 12pp. [30cm.; essay by Kerrigan].
  • Hard Cases: True Stories of Irish Crime (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1996; rep. 2005), ix, 333pp.;
  • Another Country: Growing up in ’50s Ireland (Gill & Macmillan 1998), 223pp.;
  • with Pat Brennan, This Great Little Nation: The A-Z of Irish Scandals & Controversies (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1999 ), ix, 316pp.;
  • Never Make a Promise You Can’t Break: How To Succeed in Irish Politics (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 2002), 183pp.

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Commentary
Martin Seamus, review, in The Irish Times, 2 May 1998); quotes with deep empathy: ‘The ghettoes sink deeper into despair while southside gobshites chatter inanely about the Celtic Tiger’.

See also Declan Burke, Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century (Dublin: Liberties Press 2011), 368pp. [interviews.]

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