The Trib: Highlights from The Sunday Tribune
The Sunday Tribune was a powerful and challenging voice until its closure in February 2011. Over its thirty years at the heart of Irish life, the Trib built a reputation for fearless, entertaining and stylish journalism. It set political agendas and was home to some of the country’s top opinion formers. Frequently stimulating national debate, it was the thinking person’s Sunday newspaper.
In The Trib, the paper’s former journalists choose an eclectic mix of their favourite pieces from Nóirín Hegarty’s six years as Editor. They draw on the Tribune’s celebrated news, analysis, arts and sports pages to give us an entertaining and thought-provoking picture of twenty-first century Ireland.
Here we have Michael Clifford chillin’ with Prince’s ‘cat’; Diarmuid Doyle revealing his secret love affair (with Coronation Street); Valerie Shanley on Jeremy Clarkson’s motormouth; Una Mullally monkeying about with Fight Like Apes; David Kenny on childhood and the growing pains that never go away; Conor McMorrow talking with Wayne O’Donoghue in Midlands Prison; Ferdia MacAnna on paternal bonding at an AC/DC gig; Tom Dunne on lesbian witches; Ali Bracken on suspected serial killer Larry Murphy; Liam Hayes on his battle with cancer; Justine McCarthy on George Gibney’s destruction of a young swimmer’s life; Claire Byrne on Katy French; Terry Prone on Obama before he was Obama; John Downes tracking down ‘unwanted’ baby Tristan; Ciaran Carty riffing with Tarantino, and Paul Lynch, Patrick Freyne and Eithne Tynan taking their scalpels to film, TV and radio.
Shane Coleman recalls the kick-off to the Celtic Tiger and, for the first time in book form, bestselling author John Boyne revisits his beautifully crafted short fiction columns.
The Trib also showcases the best sports-writing in the business from Ewan McKenna, Kieran Shannon, Miguel Delaney, Enda McEvoy, Ciaran Cronin, Liam Hayes and Malachy Clerkin.
Featuring prize-winning photography from Mark Condren, The Trib revisits some of the most insightful and provocative journalism from a turbulent and fascinating period in Irish life.
With Contributions from: Ali Bracken, John Boyne, Claire Byrne, Ciaran Carty, Michael Clifford, Shane Coleman, Malachy Clerkin, Ciaran Cronin, Miguel Delaney, Diarmuid Doyle, Olivia Doyle, John Downes, Tom Dunne, Martin Frawley, Patrick Freyne, Liam Hayes, David Kenny, Paul Lynch, Ferdia MacAnna, Justine McCarthy, Enda McEvoy, Ewan McKenna, Conor McMorrow, Una Mullally, Terry Prone, Kevin Rafter, Helen Rogers, Kieran Shannon, Valerie Shanley, Ger Siggins, Ken Sweeney and Eithne Tynan.
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Praise for The Trib
“a passionate witness to the recent past . . . the journalists in this anthology manage to balance a sense of personal commitment with a respect for the reader’s intelligence . . . includes excellent feature writing”
Colm Tóibín, The Irish Times, August 27th, 2011
“Provides a rich social snapshot of pre-Enda Kenny Ireland … the quality of the writing is high throughout.”
The Sunday Times, August 14th 2011