Time to Talk

The biggest regret of Michael Healy-Rae’s life was a time he didn’t talk when somebody needed him the most. After that, he vowed to never stop talking, listening and trying to really hear what people were saying.

In his first book, which is neither political nor a memoir, Michael celebrates the power of talk to forge real human connections and sustain us. In a collection of true stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant and sometimes heartbreaking, he follows in the tradition of the great Kerry storytellers with a collection that truly captures the heartbeat of rural Ireland.

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Publication Date

October 2018




Hardback, 256 pages

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Gill Books


216 x 135 mm


By Michael Healy-Rae

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Michael Healy-Rae TD is an Irish Independent politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kerry constituency since the 2016 general election. He previously sat as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kerry South constituency from 2011 to 2016. He was appointed Chair of the Committee on European Union Affairs in April 2016. He lives in Kilgarvan with his wife, Eileen. Together they have five children.

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