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Joe Duffy is writing a book

The radio host will release the book in illustrated hardback in October.

RADIO HOST JOE Duffy is set to release a book on the forgotten children of the 1916 Rising.

The book will look into the lives of the children who died over the six-day period that the Rising was ongoing.

The host of RTÉ’s Liveline programme will be publishing the book in illustrated hardback in October of this year.

Speaking about the book, Duffy said:

The stories of the children who died druing the 1916 Rising remain untold to this day. I am very pleased to shine some light on their short lives, in the context of an intense period in Irish history when Dublin was the single most dangerous place in the world for young people.

The book will also look at a broader picture of life for children in the city at the time, when it is said that, “tenement life prevailed, poverty was rife, and children spent much of their time on the city streets”.

Speaking about the new book, commissioning editor of Hachette Books Ireland, Ciara Considine, said, “we are delighted to be publishing this fascinating work. Joe Duffy has undertaken extensive research, uncovering much new material and the book promises to offer the most comprehensive narrative to date on the subject of children and the 1916 Rising.”

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