100 Years of Whitaker - Governor, Statesman. Perspectives from the Archive, with contributions by Author Anne Chambers
On the occasion of Ken WHITAKER's 100 birthday, 8th December, Anne Chamber's will be appearing on MORNING IRELAND ( after 8.30).
Anne will have article on TK WHITAKER in Irish Times.
Today, 8 December, Dr TK WHITAKER reaches another milestone in his remarkable life when he celebrates his 100th birthday.
His six decades of public service to the State and to the people of Ireland parallels the history of the modern Ireland in whose economic, political, social, educational, political and cultural evolution he played a pivotal role.
In 2012 I had the honour and privilege to write his biography – TK WHITAKER – PORTRAIT OF A PATRIOT (Transworld Ireland 2014)
In the course of researching his private papers and engaging in over 50 hours of interviews with him, it became obvious why the ordinary citizens of this country choose him as their ‘Irishman of the 20th Century’ . For as the so-called icons of modern Irish society fell from their pedestals, as tribunals, trials and inquiries revealed the shortcomings of those entrusted with the welfare of the country and its people, as greed and corruption became the hallmarks of success, the people’s choice of Ken Whitaker in 2001 seems now, in 2016, more than ever vindicated.
SLAINTE agus saol, Ken
Author ANNE CHAMBERS welcomes fans to the official website of Ireland’s Pirate Queen - Grace O’Malley.
Fearless leader by land and by sea, political pragmatist and tactician, rebel, pirate and matriarch, the ’most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland’ GRACE O’MALLEY challenges and manipulates the turbulent politics of the 16th century.
Breaching boundaries of gender imbalance and bias, she re-wrote the rules to become one of the world’s first documented feminist trail-blazers.
In GRANUAILE - the original best-selling biography of this historic icon, from rare and exclusive contemporary manuscript material ANNE CHAMBERS draws Ireland’s great pirate queen in from the vagueness of myth and legend and presents the historical reality of one of the world’s most extraordinary female leaders.
Ken Whitaker, with Jack Lynch and Paddy Hillery on the Moy