Book company’s story is a classic with a modern twist

O’Brien Press has been bringing Irish authors to book for nearly half a century and has published 2,000 books in genres including fiction, biography, politics and travel

31st March, 2019
Ivan O’Brien, managing director, O’Brien Press Picture: Fergal Phillips

In business for 45 years, Dublin publisher the O’Brien Press was established in 1974 by Michael O’Brien and his father Thomas.

Now owned by Michael’s son, Ivan O’Brien, the company publishes across a range of categories and genres, including fiction, biography, history and politics, cookery, sport and travel.

“O’Brien Press grew out of the printing company E&T O’Brien, which was set up by my grandfather,” said Ivan O’Brien. “He...

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