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John Hume in America

Maurice Fitzpatrick, John Hume in America: From Derry to DC (Irish Academic Press, 2017, 223 pps, €24.99 HB, ISBN 978-1-91102-495-8).

In certain respects Maurice Fitzpatrick’s John Hume in America is a welcome addition to the existing literature on the … Read More

Myth and the Irish State

John M. Regan, Myth and the Irish State: Historical Problems and Other Essays (Irish Academic Press, 2013, 296 pp, €27.99 PB, €44.99 HB, ISBN 978-0-7165-32125)

John Regan has been developing a research profile in the field of historiography for some … Read More

Haughey and the Northern Question

Stephen Kelly, ‘A Failed Political Entity’: Charles Haughey and the Northern Ireland Question, 1945-1992 (Merrion Press, 2016, 446 pp, €22.50 PB, €49.99 HB, ISBN 978-1-78537-097-7)

Charles J. Haughey remains one of the most controversial, if not the most controversial, political figures in … Read More

Markievicz Biography

Lindie Naughton, Markievicz: A Most Outrageous Rebel (Merrion Press, 2016, 330pp, €39.99 HB, €19.99 PB

Lindie Naughton’s Markievicz, A Most Outrageous Rebel is published at a time when the subject of this biography Constance de Markievicz, has become a focus of attention … Read More

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Casement Diary

Angus Mitchell (ed.), One Bold Deed of Open Treason: The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914-1916 (Merrion Press, 2016, 280 pp, €17.50 PB, €45.00 HB).

Roger Casement’s time in Imperial Germany between 1914 and 1916 raises a number of interesting … Read More

Indian Students in Ireland, 1913-16

Conor Mulvagh, Irish Days, Indian Memories: V.V. Giri and Indian Law Students at University College Dublin, 1913-16 (Irish Academic Press, 2016, 160pp, €16.99 HB). 

There were 3,606 persons of Indian birth living in Ireland at the time of the 1911 … Read More

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

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