A Woman in Defence: A Soldier’s Story of the Enemy Within the Irish Army

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SKU: 9781399712309 Categories: , , Tag: Author: Karina MolloyPublication Date: 2nd Feb 2023Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 320Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland

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During her 31-year career as a soldier in the Irish Defence Forces, Karina Molloy achieved many firsts. First female to get promoted to Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) rank. First to attempt the Army Ranger Wing selection course – Ireland’s SAS equivalent – when it was considered impossible for women. And, to date, Karina has the most overseas service as a female senior NCO.

But despite a pioneering career, she faced many setbacks in an institution rife with misogyny – from sexual assault to routine bullying to promotional glass ceilings. And yet she persevered.

From Lebanon to Eritrea to Bosnia, A Woman in Defence is the often shocking story of a determined soldier who forged her way in a man’s world, and who continues to fight to make the army a safer and more equitable place for women. What emerges is a damning exposé of a venerable Irish institution which has failed to defence and protect its own.

A Woman in Defence: A Soldier’s Story of the Enemy Within the Irish Army
14.99