Well done to the crew from RTE’s Week in Politics who have managed to scoop the Irish Times by bringing out their own election book, which was launched this week by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Up to now, the Irish Times had the monopoly on election books with their excellent Nealon’s Guide to the successive Dails.
But RTE pipped the so-called ‘paper of record’ to the post with their own guide to the last election and the new Dail.
Edited by Deirdre McCarthy and featuring contributions by all the political staff of RTE - including Sean O’Rourke, Micheal Lehane, Brian Dowling, David McCullagh and David Davin-Power among others - it is a virtual encyclopaedia for any political anorak.
Featuring plenty of graphs and questions and answers with all TDs, it is a great read and an even better reference book.