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Roots and routes free pdf This entertaining and lively memoir describes the characters, landscapes and formative events during Ireland's remarkable late twentieth century renaissance. Starting with a nostalgic reflection on his upbringing in a historically rich corner of Dublin near the Phoenix Park, Brendan Cardiff recalls a highly eventful and eclectic career in Ireland and on the continent. With a self-deprecating sense of humour, Cardiff offers exuberant but insightful reflections and evocative portraits of people and places, formative institutions - UCD, IPA, IDA - and iconic figures of the country's enviable transformation like T.J. Barrington and Michael Killeen. An underlying and unifying theme of this memoir is the author's deep commitment to the European cultural ideal and to transnational partnership. His career unfolds as a guide in Rome of dolce vita days and in the wintertime Tyrol. In the early European Commission, he helped launch pioneering initiatives, especially after the arrival of the dynamic Jacques Delors. He describes in harrowing terms his work as a development assistant in a tropical paradise inexorably ravaged by the vain but cunning psychopath, Idi Amin. He later worked at expanding the Community's highly popular programmes for student mobility, especially after the fall of the Berlin Wall, linking minds across former minefields. The book also includes an insightful summary of what works and what doesn't in international aid and development. "Roots

About Brendan Cardiff

Brendan Cardiff grew up near the Phoenix Park in Dublin and received his Master's at UCD and then an MBA at Louvrain University in Belgium. He spent several summers as a tour guide in Rome and also worked for JWTours as a winter sports guide in the Alps. He then worked for several years at the Institute for Public Administration in Dublin and the Industrial Development Authority before moving to Brussels to work for the European Commission as a policy analyst from the mid-1970s until his retirement in 2004. An inveterate traveller and keen photographer, he has chronicled his many visits to far-flung parts of the globe with striking photographs of exotic places, many of which appear in this memoir.

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Author : Brendan Cardiff
Publisher : The Liffey Press
Data Published : 01 March 2010
ISBN : 1905785755
EAN : 9781905785759
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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