Granted access to the research undertaken for the RTE/BBC television series "Endgame in Ireland", the authors of this book reveal the inside story of the Northern Irish peace process from 1981. The book recounts the secret meetings and clandestine negotiations that took place as all parties struggled to overcome centuries of distrust. It tells the story through the words of the key people involved - many of whom have never talked "on the record". As well as the material from the series, the authors have included extra material to add their personal insight gained through their long experience reporting on the conflict.
You feel as if you re eavesdropping on history as it s being made wholly absorbing
Intelligent, gripping... chock full of anecdotal, human detail and insights into the operations of power, it s utterly fascinating
The most intimate examination yet of the extraordinary tortuous quest for peace in Northern Ireland
ENDGAME IN IRELAND is the product of a near-perfect journalistic collaboration...for close to a quarter of a century Mallie has been the North's highest profile and most trusted reporter, while McKittrick has been the most consistently reliable and clear analyst of the conflict. And the book is a very fine piece of journalism...Its triumph is bringing it all together into one narrative with a beginning, a middle and, well, a sort of an end. - Irish Times
I started reading Endgame in Ireland by David McKittrick and Eamon Mallie at 11pm and at 3am realised that I should put it down and do my own work! For anyone involved in Northern Ireland politics, this is a fascinating and highly readable account of the peace process. - Dr John Reid, Secretary of State for Northern Irel
In common with all the best history, ENDGAME IN IRELAND alternates anecdote with revelation...there will be no cause for pessimism about our television when documentaries of this quality are being made
Both Eamonn Mallie and David McKittrick are experienced and respected journalists and authors, who have experienced the impact of the conflict first hand.