Ireland was born in Lakemba, New South Wales in 1927. He worked a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. He is known for writing sympathetic portrayals of the ordinary people of Sydney. Sadly all his books are currently out of print, presumably because they are not light and frothy but have a very serious intent. He died in 2022.
Books about David Ireland
Helen Daniel: Double Agent: David Ireland and His Work