Diary: Dunlop pens an Irish bestseller

PROs are laying siege to Irish bookshops in a bid to get their hands on Ireland's first-ever spin-and-tell tome, Yes Taoiseach, by veteran government press secretary Frank Dunlop.

Dunlop's account of the period from 1974, when he became the first press officer of Fianna Fail, through his appointment as Ireland's first government press secretary under Jack Lynch to work for former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, last week became Ireland's best-selling book.

Sadly, it spares the period in the early 1990s during which Dunlop has admitted he bribed local politicians on behalf of clients of his firm Dunlop & Associates, resulting in the collapse of the business.

Penguin Ireland publisher Michael McLoughlin tells PRWeek Dunlop is 'considering' a sequel to Yes Taoiseach covering his nadir. One can't wait until How much Taoiseach? hits the shelves.

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