“It’s interesting to read this book now in the light of how far we’ve come since- and the political situation of Brexit and the re-opening of old wounds.”
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Eamon O Toole is standing for election to the Irish Dail. It’s not just a competition for votes – Dympna, his secretary competes for Eamon’s affections with Hilary, a political journalist, while his mother referees. The party handler, Prionsias, straddles the tussle between Eamon and Mary McBride – a big vote catcher running mate with cabinet aspirations. The party is destined to win one seat in the constituency, and as the tension mounts on the approach of election day, will Eamon be able to win the seat?
Martin Boylan was born in Belfast and educated at Queen’s University. The Jealous God is his first published novel. Councillor O’Toole, an eight half-hour radio comedy series, was broadcast six times by Channel 4 Radio. The novel and the radio comedy series are available via this website.