There are heaps of people I wish to thank for their help in the writing of this book, and unfortunately this was omitted from the book itself.

So, to partially rectify

  • Patricia O’Reilly, who edited the book. Every time I thought it was finished I would submit to her, expecting to get a reply that it was ready. Instead I would get an infuriating reply that this section and that needed to be changed. I would be annoyed, would leave it for a week or so, and on consideration would always have to admit she was right. Always. She would never suggest how to do the alterations – ‘you are the author’ – but only that they were needed. Eventually one submission returned without the red ink.
  • Stephen Ryan, from Red Rock Press
  • Paul Carson. Medical colleague and author.
  • Security staff at Zurich Airport. No names allowed.
  • Brendan Geraghty. Ex Irish army. Will recognise himself in book.
  • Gardai from Donnybrook Garda station. No names allowed.
  • Ruth Brady.
  • Ina Foley.
  • Dave and Jack Morley for the cover.