Richard Chambers A State of Emergency: The Story of Ireland's Covid Crisis


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The incendiary untold story of Ireland's response to the most significant public health emergency of the past century, woven from a wealth of original research and dozens of interviews with ministers, politicians, public health experts, essential workers, and ordinary people on whom the crisis exacted a personal toll.

Ranging from the halls of Government Buildings, where a new Cabinet riven by personal acrimony found itself beset by a series of unprecedented crises, to the frontlines of the containment effort itself, where medical practitioners and the communities they serve were pushed to breaking point, A Year Unlike Any Other is a landmark work of investigative journalism and the defining account of an extraordinary time in Irish history.

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'Absolutely RIVETING'
- Marian Keyes

'The last thing I thought I would want to read at the end of 2021 was a book about Covid-19 ... I was wrong. At times it reads like a thriller with larger-than-life characters we all think we know, who are all just human in the end.'
- Rick O'Shea

'An absolutely fascinating read'
- Claire Byrne


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