Leading Lights

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  • "Eamon Gilmore's book, Leading Lights: People Who've Inspired Me, is part of the getting-to-know-me process. It's not a straightforward autobiography, but a dissertation on a diverse dozen people who have shaped the Labour leader's character and his philosophy, from his grandmother Eileen Gilmore to Martin Luther King Jnr to -- surprisingly -- Margaret Thatcher." --Irish Independent
  • "Brilliant!" --Sean, Amazon Reviews

Meet The Author

Eamon Gilmore has been the EU Special Representative for Human Rights since 2019. He was leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2014 and TD for Dun Laoghaire from 1989 to 2016; he served as Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs in the coalition government formed in 2011. Gilmore was born in Caltra, Co Galway and studied Psychology in University College Galway. He is married with three children.

After leaving college he became the youngest elected leader of the Union of Students in Ireland. Prior to establishing a career in politics he served as a trade union organiser. He was elected to

Eamon Gilmore, former leader of the Labour Party, has dedicated his life to his family and to politics. He has served in the Dáil for twenty-one years. However, despite his public profile and national popularity, not much is known about the man behind the leader.

In Leading Lights, Gilmore discusses the people who moved him to go into politics and influenced the development of his political beliefs. Interweaving his own personal narrative around the figures who influenced him throughout his formative years and career, the book is an important insight into the man behind the politician.

Gilmore’s inspirations range from family and colleagues, his grandmother Ellen Gilmore and Prionsais DeRossa, to internationally influential figures such as Martin Luther King. There are also some surprises, such as the ‘Iron Lady’ of British politics, Margaret Thatcher, musician Seán O’Riada and playwright Seán O’Casey spicing up the list.

Weight 0.338 kg