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February 26, 2013
Tony Heffernan: From Merrion Square to Merrion Street

Tony Heffernan

A new book telling the story of DHR Account Director Tony Heffernan’s four-decade career in left-wing politics will be launched this evening (26.02.2013) in Dublin. Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources will be the guest speaker at the launch.

The book, “Tony Heffernan: From Merrion Square to Merrion Street” by Brian Kenny provides an honest and humorous insight into left wing politics in Ireland from one of its most influential behind the scenes organisers. The books takes its title from Tony’s presence at the burning of the British Embassy in Merrion Square in January 1972 as part of the reaction to the events of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Derry in which 13 unarmed civil rights marchers were killed and his subsequent career in Government Buildings, on Merrion Street, as a senior official.

Immediately prior to joining DHR Communications’ team, Tony served as Media Director for Michael D. Higgins’ successful presidential election campaign.  Previously, he worked for 29 years in the Oireachtas, holding a number of positions over that time including Press and Parliamentary Director for the Labour Party and Assistant Government Press Secretary (as the nominee of Democratic Left) with the Rainbow Government between 1994 and 1997.

‘Tony Heffernan: from Merrion Square to Merrion Street’ by Brian Kenny is published privately and available at Books Upstairs, Dublin, or from kennyb@eircom.net, price €8 plus postage.

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