Taoiseach | DVD
Join prominent politicians, historians, authors and relatives of key figures in Ireland's history in exploring the fascinating stories behind the senior political office in the country. Hear from those who have stalked the corridors of power, as well as those who have directly borne the burden of leadership, including former Taoiseach Brian Cowen, as they discuss the history of Ireland as told through its leaders.
The path to Irish independence was long and hard-fought, and for much of the country's recent history the problems of economics, emigration and employment have continued to present daunting challenges to the nation's leaders. From the very first President of the Executive Council, W.T. Cosgrave, through the many tenures of Éamon de Valera, the 'reluctant Taoiseach' John Costello, the Lemass era, the Haughey/Fitzgerald years and into the new millennium, this is a tale of power and passion, expertly told using the most informed and insightful analysis. It is a story of war, peace, corruption, honour, tradition and reform, played out against the backdrop of ultimate political power.