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Seán Murray Biography

Seán Byers, Seán Murray: Marxist-Leninist and Irish Socialist Republican (Irish Academic Press, 2015, 228 pp, €22.45 PB).

The last 20 years has witnessed some remarkable developments in the historiography of the Irish Left. Assisted by greater access to crucial archival collections, … Read More

Ada English Biography

Brendan Kelly, Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist (Irish Academic Press, 2014, 170 pp, €45.00 HB, €22.45 PB).

The subject of this sympathetic and sensitive biography, Dr Adeline (Ada) English (1875-1944), was both a pioneering psychiatrist and a well known … Read More

Irish Nationalism in Transition

James McConnel,  The Irish Parliamentary Party and the Third Home Rule Crisis  (Four Courts Press, 2013, 352pps, €55 / £50 HB).

John Redmond led the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) from its reunification in 1900 … Read More

Working Class Life

David Convery (ed.), Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working Class Life  (Irish Academic Press, 2013, 304pps, €65 HB, €24.95 PB)

Coming as it does on the centenary of a year which has become synonymous with trade union struggle in Ireland, … Read More

Lockout Roundup

Paul O’Brien, The 1913 Lockout  (People Before Profit Alliance, 2013, 34pps, €3 PB).

Cillian Gillespie (ed.), Let Us Rise ! The Dublin Lockout: Its Impact and Its Legacy  (Ashfield Press in Association with the Socialist Party, 2013, 142pps, € 5PB).

Padraig … Read More

Big Jim

Rory McConville & Paddy Lynch, Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout (O’Brien Press, 2013, 80pps, €12.99 PB)

Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout marks the first collaboration between Rory McConville, a writer and graphic novelist from Cork, and … Read More

A Capital in Conflict

Francis Devine (ed), A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout  (Dublin City Council, 2013, 405pps, €45.00 HB, €24.95 PB). 

Irish labour history is years behind many of its counterparts across the globe. The discipline in Ireland has … Read More

Reviews in Brief – July 2013

The Big House is a subject that is becoming ever more popular. Television programmes are being broadcast, conferences held and books published. There is even a Big House music and arts festival taking place at Castletown House over the August … Read More

Tom Clarke

Gerard MacAtasney, Tom Clarke: Life, Liberty, Revolution  (Merrion, 2013, 330pps, €60 HB, €17.95 PB). 

Tom Clarke was a father figure to the 1916 leaders. The fact that he was from a different generation sets him apart from the other architects … Read More

GAA History

Dónal McAnallen, The Cups That Cheered: A History of the Sigerson, Fitzgibbon and Higher Education Gaelic Games  (Collins Press, 2012, 350pps. €29.99 HB).

The role played by many educational institutions in the development of sport is well-known, and sport and … Read More