Fenian Street by Anne Emery

Shay Rynne grew up in the Corporation Flats ― public housing ― in Fenian Street, Dublin. He has always toyed with the idea of joining the Garda Síochána, the Irish police. But in the early 1970s, young fellows from the tenements of Dublin have not been welcomed in the police force. When his friend Rosaleen is killed and the case goes unsolved, Shay decides to put on the uniform of a Dublin garda and sets out to find the killer.

Radio Ireland by Kevin Mahon

After the passing of his father, Brendan decides to leave North America behind and begin a new life as a rock radio host in his family’s ancestral home of Dublin .But when Brendan arrives he discovers that Rory, his co-host and lifelong friend, is missing.

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue’s startlingly prescient novel, The Pull of the Stars, is set in a Dublin maternity ward during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Specifically, the action takes place over three days beginning on October 31, the day before the novel’s main character, Nurse Julia Power, will turn thirty.