A State of Emergency

by Richard Chambers | 28 October 2021
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The electrifying behind-the-scenes account of a year that brought Ireland to the brink and back - the inside story of Ireland’s struggle to contain Covid-19.

Based on a wealth of original research and over a hundred interviews with cabinet members, public health officials, frontline workers, and ordinary people on whom the crisis exacted a personal toll, A State of Emergency is the incendiary untold story of Ireland’s response to the biggest public health emergency of the past century.

Ranging from the halls of Government Buildings, where conflict between the new Cabinet and its public health advisors threatened to derail the official response, to the frontlines of the containment effort itself, where doctors, nurses, and the communities they served found themselves pushed to breaking point, A State of Emergency is a landmark work of journalism and a riveting insider account of the struggle to bring Ireland back from the brink.

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The electrifying behind-the-scenes account of a year that brought Ireland to the brink and back - the inside story of Ireland’s struggle to contain Covid-19.

Based on a wealth of original research and over a hundred interviews with cabinet members, public health officials, frontline workers, and ordinary people on whom the crisis exacted a personal toll, A State of Emergency is the incendiary untold story of Ireland’s response to the biggest public health emergency of the past century.

Ranging from the halls of Government Buildings, where conflict between the new Cabinet and its public health advisors threatened to derail the official response, to the frontlines of the containment effort itself, where doctors, nurses, and the communities they served found themselves pushed to breaking point, A State of Emergency is a landmark work of journalism and a riveting insider account of the struggle to bring Ireland back from the brink.

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The last thing I thought I would want to read at the end of 2021 was a book about Covid 19, and more specifically an on the ground account of how Ireland as a country responded to it. I was wrong.

Virgin Media’s Richard Chambers, it seems, is the perfect person to document this. There is a huge “in the room where it happened” feel to much of the book, which covers everything from the often tense NPHET meetings, conflict at cabinet, to assessing the impact of the two Ministers for Health throughout the time of the crisis. He talks too to regular people caught at the coalface – from national ambulance service co-ordinators to hospital porters giving us new aspects to a story we all thought we knew inside out.