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The press gang : tales from the glory days of Irish newspapers / edited by David Kenny.

Contributor(s): Kenny, David.
Publisher: Stillorgan, Co. Dublin : New Island, 2015Description: 371 p. : ill., 23 cm.ISBN: 9781848404786 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Newspapers -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century | Newspapers -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century -- Personal accounts | Irish Press (Dublin, Ireland) -- History | Journalism -- Ireland -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 072.915 Subject: In the Press Gang, for the first time, fifty-five of its former writers and editors celebrate its glory days, from the 1950s to its closure in May 1995 - when the boozer was the real office, and newspapers were full of insane, and insanely talented, people. ....The Press Gang paints a poignant and hilarious pen-picture of an industry that has changed beyond recognition, and recalls an age of characters, chancers, geniuses, and above all, brilliant journalism. See - back cover.
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With 8 leaves of photographs.

With foreword by Tim Pat Coogan, editor, Irish Press, 1968-1987.

In the Press Gang, for the first time, fifty-five of its former writers and editors celebrate its glory days, from the 1950s to its closure in May 1995 - when the boozer was the real office, and newspapers were full of insane, and insanely talented, people. ....The Press Gang paints a poignant and hilarious pen-picture of an industry that has changed beyond recognition, and recalls an age of characters, chancers, geniuses, and above all, brilliant journalism. See - back cover.

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