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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

Law and the Revolution

Séan Enright, Soldiers, Lawyers and the Trials of the Irish Revolution (Merrion Press, 2016, 244 pp, €17.50 PB, €45 HB, ISBN 978-1-78537-051-9)

Eamon Ceannt, an Easter Week leader, once wrote that ‘[nationalist] agitation should be confined to constitutional methods only where … 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

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

A Lost Son

“A Lost Son”, Windmill Lane Pictures, RTÉ One. Director: Niamh Sammon. First Aired: Monday 10 December 2012. 

A Lost Son was screened just after the 90th anniversary of the Irish Free State and of the opting out of the Free State … Read More