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Young Ireland and Irish History

James Quinn, Young Ireland and the Writing of Irish History (UCD Press, 2015, 227 pp, €30 PB, ISBN 9781906359881)

‘If Young Ireland had failed and failed definitively in her revolutionary policy, she had certainly not failed in her educating … 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

Voices from the Easter Rising

Ruán O’Donnell & Mícheál Ó hAodha (eds), Voices from the Easter Rising (Merrion Press, 2016, 202 pp, €14.99 PB, ISBN 978-1-78537-066-3)

Just prior to the marathon centenary year of 2016, the manager of Hodges Figgis bookshop in Dublin estimated that there … Read More

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America and the Easter Rising

Mirian Nyhan Grey (ed), Ireland’s Allies: America and the 1916 Easter Rising (UCD Press, 2016, 400 pp, €40 HB, ISBN 978-1-91082-013-1)

In the opening paragraph of his foreword to this lavishly produced volume, Professor J.J. Lee ponders how historians should approach the … Read More

The Stormont House Oral History Archive

The establishment of an Oral History Archive (OHA) by the end of 2016 was one of the main pillars of the dealing with the past section of the Stormont House Agreement reached in December 2014. The British government recently … 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