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4.0 out of 5 stars Floater
Pat Leahy has again got access to key political players to write a readable, interesting and insightful account of the first two years of the Irish Government. As in his Showtime book, he has spoken in length to the people who wield power in Ireland. If it has a weakness it is that he broadly accepts the "spin" which his sources put on their positions. That does not,...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight
Pat Leahy is a smart guy but this book is extremely lightweight, giving precious few new insights into the politics of Ireland and the governing of Ireland.

Don't be misled by the book description which says "If there's one writer who can get the inside story on what's really going on..."
This amounts to nothing more than stuff like: the new government...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Floater, 5 Oct 2013
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This review is from: The Price of Power: Inside Ireland's Crisis Coalition (Paperback)
Pat Leahy has again got access to key political players to write a readable, interesting and insightful account of the first two years of the Irish Government. As in his Showtime book, he has spoken in length to the people who wield power in Ireland. If it has a weakness it is that he broadly accepts the "spin" which his sources put on their positions. That does not, however, take from the great pace of the book and its topicality given that many of the events are relatively recent. It also reflects the hard decisions which Government faces on a daily basis and how often the choice is really about picking the "least worst" option. If you're interested in modern Irish politics, buy this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Reality of Power, 25 Sep 2013
This book gives a very clear and accurate insight into the working of the government and realities of the situation in Ireland over the past few years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, a real eyeopener, 5 Aug 2014
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brilliant,a real eyeopener,informative.A great read
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, 21 Sep 2013
This review is from: The Price of Power: Inside Ireland's Crisis Coalition (Paperback)
Pat Leahy is a smart guy but this book is extremely lightweight, giving precious few new insights into the politics of Ireland and the governing of Ireland.

Don't be misled by the book description which says "If there's one writer who can get the inside story on what's really going on..."
This amounts to nothing more than stuff like: the new government changing around the senior Dept of Finance civil servants they inherited, a comment from a senior UK source requesting the Irish to send the Queen back home in one piece after her royal visit to Ireland and suchlike riveting revelations! Sorry, but it really is that bad...
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