Merrion Press 🔖is on the cusp of publishing a new book by Jennifer O'Leary.



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The Padre 
The True Story of the Irish Priest who armed the IRA with Gaddafi's Money 
JENNIFER O'LEARY  

 

 

For almost two decades, Father Patrick Ryan evaded intelligence agencies across Europe. The subject of two unsuccessful extradition requests, he was, for a time, one of the most wanted men in Britain.

In The Padre, award-winning investigative journalist Jennifer O’Leary exposes the paramilitary exploits of the notorious former Irish priest and active IRA supporter – revealing sensational details unknown until now. Drawing on highly sensitive information, divulged by Ryan during exclusive secret meetings with the author, The Padre lifts the lid on the true extent of the priest’s involvement with the IRA and its campaign of terror across Europe, Britain and Ireland – from being the link between the IRA and the Gaddafi regime, to Ryan’s connection to the failed assassination attempt on Margaret Thatcher and her Cabinet. Decades on, Patrick Ryan is unrepentant: ‘If I had ever met Mrs Thatcher, my parting shot would have been, I wish you well mam, but I’m sorry we missed you at Brighton.’

In an exclusive interview with the author, Ryan is asked whether he has any regrets. His chilling response: ‘only that I wasn’t even more effective … but we didn’t do too badly’.

The Padre tells the truly remarkably story of this man of the cloth, and his lifelong struggle with what he, in his heart, believes to be right.

Paperback • €18.99 | £17.99 •  272 pages •  226 mm x 135 mm • 9781785374616

 

On Sale 17 August 2023
€18.99 | £17.99

 

 

 

About the Author

Jennifer O’Leary is a writer and award-winning investigative journalist best known for her work on BBC NI’s current affairs programme Spotlight. As a freelance journalist, she has also written feature articles for numerous publications, including the Sunday Business Post and Irish Examiner. She lives in Belfast.

 

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Merrion Press 🔖is on the cusp of publishing a new book by Jennifer O'Leary.



COMING SOON

 

The Padre 
The True Story of the Irish Priest who armed the IRA with Gaddafi's Money 
JENNIFER O'LEARY  

 

 

For almost two decades, Father Patrick Ryan evaded intelligence agencies across Europe. The subject of two unsuccessful extradition requests, he was, for a time, one of the most wanted men in Britain.

In The Padre, award-winning investigative journalist Jennifer O’Leary exposes the paramilitary exploits of the notorious former Irish priest and active IRA supporter – revealing sensational details unknown until now. Drawing on highly sensitive information, divulged by Ryan during exclusive secret meetings with the author, The Padre lifts the lid on the true extent of the priest’s involvement with the IRA and its campaign of terror across Europe, Britain and Ireland – from being the link between the IRA and the Gaddafi regime, to Ryan’s connection to the failed assassination attempt on Margaret Thatcher and her Cabinet. Decades on, Patrick Ryan is unrepentant: ‘If I had ever met Mrs Thatcher, my parting shot would have been, I wish you well mam, but I’m sorry we missed you at Brighton.’

In an exclusive interview with the author, Ryan is asked whether he has any regrets. His chilling response: ‘only that I wasn’t even more effective … but we didn’t do too badly’.

The Padre tells the truly remarkably story of this man of the cloth, and his lifelong struggle with what he, in his heart, believes to be right.

Paperback • €18.99 | £17.99 •  272 pages •  226 mm x 135 mm • 9781785374616

 

On Sale 17 August 2023
€18.99 | £17.99

 

 

 

About the Author

Jennifer O’Leary is a writer and award-winning investigative journalist best known for her work on BBC NI’s current affairs programme Spotlight. As a freelance journalist, she has also written feature articles for numerous publications, including the Sunday Business Post and Irish Examiner. She lives in Belfast.

 

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