collins press

This page contains some examples of our work for Collins Press.

Founded in 1989, The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books. Their website can be found here

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All Politics Is Local
Liam Weeks & Aodh Quinlivan.
ISBN: 978-1848890022
200 pp.
Collins Press
Paperback



Local government and our understanding of it is an important part of our democratic system. This is the only book to explain the issues and processes involved.




Celtic Meltdown
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh.
ISBN: 978-1848890121
210 pp.
Collins Press
Paperback


With the Irish government’s bank guarantee in September 2008, the death knell sounded for Celtic Tiger Ireland. Celtic Meltdown goes behind the headlines to tell the inside stories the spin doctors have covered-up.



Courage And Conflict
Ian Kenneally.
ISBN: 978-1848890060
260 pp.
Collins Press
Paperback


These stories provide a glimpse of Irish history intersecting with that of other peoples and countries. These stories are also American, British, Mexican, Italian, Native American, African and Indian and, as this suggests, much of the warfare conducted by the Irish has been fought abroad.



In Defence Of Ireland
Maurice Walsh.
ISBN: 978-1848890282
384 pp.
Collins Press
Paperback


The Irish Military Intelligence Service is often referred to as G2. Michael Collins was the first Director of Intelligence and during the War of Independence, the IRA succeeded, for the first time, in the intelligence war against the British army and the Royal Irish Constabulary. Drawing heavily on Irish intelligence records, many disclosed for the first time, this compelling book fills a gap in the history of Irish intelligence and some twists and turns in Anglo-Irish relations.




Green And Gold
John Travers.
ISBN: 978-1-84889-043-5
210 pp.
Collins Press
Paperback


While many agree that Ireland can become a world leader in clean energy, there is little agreement on how. John Travers examines the challenge and opportunity facing Ireland. He assesses how alternatives will enable us to meet our needs, achieve energy independence, and provide an opportunity for Ireland to become a world leader and global beacon of clean energy.



Soldiers Of Folly
Barry Flynn.
ISBN: 978-1848890169
210 pp.
Collins Press
Hardback


The Border Campaign was an ambitious plan to wage a guerrilla war in the North. In hindsight, it was an abject failure. The IRA received little or no support from the nationalist population in the North. Governments north and south of the border introduced internment and the campaign was almost stillborn. Immortalised in Dominic Behan’s ballad The Patriot Game, this first account outlines the origins, planning and phases of the conflict and its republican romanticism.




Unlimited Heartbreak
Henry Martin.
ISBN: 978-1848890145
260 pp,
Collins Press
Paperback


Long-listed for the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year Award. This ‘warts and all’ story of Limerick hurling is an absorbing chronicle, based on interviews with over 100 passionate players, dedicated mentors and officials who witnessed everything firsthand and have a story to tell.