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Rural electrification in Ireland – new book

A slightly personal post.

I am from a small village in Dublin, whose claim to fame is that it was the first rural area to receive electricity back in 1947. It may be hard for us to imagine the effect this had on rural life, but it was a life changing event, a revolution.

That was 75 years ago. As part of Oldtown’s marking of this anniversary I had the honour of writing a short book about events around the arrival of power to my village. A key reason for writing the book was to ensure that knowledge is not lost, and to put some focus on Oldtown as the first step in this revolution which changed rural Ireland.

The book can be purchased in Kindle version here – Power to Rural No.1: The story of Oldtown, the first Irish village to be electrified under the Rural Electrification Scheme . A paperback copy is also available, you can complete this form. All proceeds/royalties from the book are donated to this charitable cause.


New edited book

Have a look at a new book I joint edited – here is the link



The book is a collection of 22 chapters on many aspects of Accounting Information Systems. It gives an excellent summary of current research and thought on AIS. Enjoy

Management Accounting – textbook launched


So, after a few years work, our textbook has launched today!!!!! Go on, buy a copy.

Management Accounting – John Burns,Martin Quinn,Liz Warren,João Oliveira – McGraw-Hill Education.

Management accounting text book – Burns, Quinn, Warren and Oliveira

Approved Burns front cover
A book on which I am a co-author will be available from January 15th next. It’s a contemporary book, with an emphasis on the changing nature of management accounting. Of course we cover the basic and traditional material too. You can find out more at this link.

Book going to press

BurnsFor a few years now myself and three co-authors have been working on a management accounting text book. Well, it’s finally gone to press today and will be available to buy in mid-January. See here for more.

Our management accounting textbook – sample chapter available

As you may know, I have been part of a team who wrote a management accounting textbook.  We have received a sample chapter from the publishers – you can see it here . Hope you find it useful.



My latest book “Brilliant Accounting”

My latest book has just published. Check it out here

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