SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: THE DONAL DE ROISTE AFFAIR tells of one 'retired' from the Irish defense forces over unknown accusations and his own protest. Don Mullan explores the event and the idea de Roiste was framed because he held the power to destroy the career of a senior officer: he was one of three passengers in a car which injured a young woman, and O'Kelly was drunk at the time. Roiste would not lie - and investigative journalist Mullan examines military documents leading to his 'retirement' in 1969 by President de Valera. Collections strong in Irish history and politics will find this absorbing.
Diane C. Donovan