Breen launches fellow Clareman’s Book in the University of Cork

March 14th, 2013 - Pat Breen

13-38_mg_2034On Monday evening last in University College in Cork, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Clare T.D. Pat Breen launched “What in the World? Political Travels in Africa, Asia and the Americas” jointly with Fr Fachtna O’Driscoll, Provincial Leader of the Society of African Missions.
This book stems from the television series What in the World? which has been broadcast on RTÉ television over the past decade. Set in Africa, Asia and the Americas, the book features seldom-heard human stories – stories of intense pain and suffering, of small triumphs and occasional advances, of betrayal and complicity, of utter resilience and stout defiance. In What in the World? Peadar King provides an up close and compelling look at the human cost of flawed ideologies and distorted priorities.
Peadar King is director of KMF Productions and the presenter/producer of the RTÉ documentary series What in the World? As a commentator on international politics, he makes regular contributions to Irish broadcast and print media. He is also author of The Politics of Drugs: From Production to Consumption (The Liffey Press). Peadar King is originally from Kilrush in County Clare and both Peadar and Pat Breen are former students of St Flannan’s College in Ennis.
In his concluding remarks on the night Deputy Breen paid tribute to Peadar King stating that “his tenacity and compassion, and his ability to tell a human story in a way that can captivate an audience – all hallmarks of a good Clareman – have done real service to the people of this country. Most importantly, he has done real service to those people across the globe whose plight has moved him so much.”