Sales of the controversial Roy Keane autobiography which went on sale today have been described as "brisk".
The book, simply titled Keane and written with broadcaster and journalist Eamon Dunphy, is expected to be this year's biggest-selling book in Ireland and one of the most successful sports book ever.
In extracts already published, Keane has been severely critical of the management style of both Mick McCarthy and former Republic of Ireland manager, Jack Charlton.
Despite the criticism of McCarthy and Charlton, it was comments made in connection with a challenge on Manchester City’s captain Alfe Inge Haaland 18-months ago, that have took up most of the headlines in recent weeks.
Both Keane and his club are being sued by Manchester City and their captain after Keane appeared to suggest that he had deliberately injured the Norwegian international during a league match between the local rivals at Old Trafford in April 2001.
Roy Keane is scheduled to make public appearances, in branches of Easons in Cork on September 5, Dublin on September 6, and Belfast on September 9.