At a time when American politics has never been more divided, Larry Donnelly offers a unique Irish American perspective in his memoir of life in a political family.
American or Irish, Republican or Democrat: many people are one or the other, but Larry Donnelly has been all of them.
Born into an Irish American political dynasty, Larry was destined for a successful career in politics from the start. Having completed law school, he entered the 'family business' and involved himself in political life, experiencing everything from town hall meetings to the highest offices.
Years later, his career brought him to Galway, his ancestral home county, and love kept him in Ireland. Now a highly respected commentator, Larry's unique insight into the influence of Ireland on American politics, his reflections on growing up in an Irish American political family, his views from both sides of the house, as well as his take on the current state of his homeland, make for a fascinating read.
Larry Donnelly is a native of Boston and is a citizen of both America and Ireland. He teaches legal skills modules at NUI Galway and is the founder and director of the School of Law's Clinical Legal Education programme. He contributes regularly to various media outlets on politics, current affairs and law in the US and in Ireland.