Former PD Leader to discuss life as politician

Former Government Minister and leader of the Progressive Democrats, Des O’Malley will participate in a special political debate as part of the Ennis Book Club Festival, taking place in the Clare County capital from March 6th-8th.

The Limerick politician will join a panel of experts for this year’s Sunday Symposium, entitled ‘The Naked Politician’ on Sunday March 8th. The panel discussion about life as a politician in Ireland today also features Professor Gary Murphy, Political Scientist at DCU; Mick Clifford, Correspondent for The Irish Examiner; and Katie Hannon; Political Correspondent for RTE.

O’Malley joins a host of renowned contributors at this year’s Festival including Man Booker Prize nominee Niall Williams, Eason Novel of the Year winner Mary Costello, award-winning novelist Joe O’Connor, short story writer Colin Barrett and crime novelist Val McDermid.

Supported by Clare County Council, Clare County Library and The Arts Council, the three-day programme of festival events is expected to attract an estimated 3,000 Book Club members and literary enthusiasts from all over Ireland, Europe and North America.

Tickets for the Ennis Book Club Festival are now on sale at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare, and from Further details on the Ennis Book Club Festival 2015 are available from Alternatively email

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