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Barrister self-publishes book of young adult fiction
Paulyn Marrinan Quinn Pic: RollingNews.ie

06 Jul 2020 / people Print

Barrister self-publishes book of young adult fiction

Senior counsel and former insurance regulator Paulyn Marrinan Quinn has self-published her first work of young adult fiction.

The newly-published author was Ireland’s first insurance ombudsman and, subsequently, the founding ombudsman for the Defence Forces (2005-2012).

What Does Law Mean, Mumu? follows Mumu as she guides a group of young people on an adventure-filled tour of Dublin using the cityscape to explain various aspects of the law. 


Paulyn Marrinan Quinn said: “Since they were very young, my grandchildren have asked me questions about how the law works, how police officers behave, how judgments are made on people who commit crimes, and so on – as my own children had done before them.

“My grandchildren call me ‘Mumu’, and it was they who inspired me to write this book.”

Marrinan Quinn self-published the book as a project to keep her occupied during lockdown. 

She believes it could serve as a user-friendly introduction to the law for all ages. 


Priced €10, the title is available in bookshops through Argosy Book Distributors, and as a paperback, e-book and audiobook through porteomarketing.com, and Amazon.

Kenny’s in Galway and the Legal & General bookshop at the Four Courts are also stocking the book.

An audio version will be available shortly on Audible.  

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