RYAN TUBRIDY published his second book in Dublin last night, which examines the influence of the Irish in Britain.
The Irish Are Coming examines the relationship between Britain and Ireland through the lens of Irish people who have lived in Britain and “succeeded over there in some shape or form”, he said.
Among those featured are broadcaster Terry Wogan, Harry Potter actor Fiona Shaw, One Direction star Niall Horan and musician Bob Geldof.
Tubridy said last night: “I think it’s a good selection from a variety of walks of life and it has a cultural resonance.
“It’s a completely arbitrary selection of about 40 personalities I feel have made a critical and important impact on the United Kingdom. It’s a celebratory book to say ‘didn’t we do well’. These are the people who made Britain great.”
Tubridy is planning to give the book a UK launch later this month when he is expected to call on Niall Horan, chatshow host Terry Wogan and comedians Dara O Briain and Graham Norton to make up the guest list for the event.
Read a full interview on the book with Ryan Tubridy in this week’s Irish Post