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‘O Captain, My Captain’ One Teacher’s Hope for Change in the Irish Education System

Horgan, Jennifer
The book imagines what our education system might look like without the Leaving Cert and the CAO system. It considers the type of learning that might happen in our classrooms without the demands of a single set of high-stakes exams. It suggests that our students and our broader society might be more fulfilled and safer as a result.

A Bit Different: Disability in Ireland

Conroy, Pauline

Ageing and Caring: A Guide for Later Life

O'Neill, Des
Although it is something that affects all of us, directly or indirectly, ageing can all too often be perceived negatively. Ageing and Caring is an essential, positive guide for older people, their carers and their families.

Ardoyne: Stories of Struggle and Hope

McKee, Brian
Explores the stories of 14 people who share one experience in common – the violence of 14, 15 and 16 August 1969. Illustrated by contemporary photographs, Ardoyne: Stories of Struggle and Hope is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how seismic events can shape our lives in radically different ways.

Becoming a Mother: Reflections on Adoptive Parenthood: 2018

Gallagher, Mari
As an adoptive mother, Mari Gallagher charts her personal experience of intercountry adoption in Russia and Kazakhstan, also a journey of personal growth, introspection, and reflection, in "Becoming a Mother". With a mix of personal insight, views and theories from psychologists, authors, adoptive parents and adoptees, both in Ireland and abroad.

Challenge of Retirement

Murphy, Trish
We all hope to enjoy our retirement at the end of our working lives, but for many the adjustment can be more challenging than we expected. Rather than a time of slowing down, retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy life and have some fun.

Crisis: 25 Business Leaders on Surviving in Troubled Times

Maguire, Tom
Dealing successfully with crisis is an essential part of doing business. In this book, 25 well-known Irish business leaders tell their own stories of how they survived and even thrived during moments of crisis. Alongside the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, other moments of crisis discussed include the 2008 financial crash, the September 11th attacks, and the 2010 ash cloud, along with more personal crises.